A free demo is available right now.
Screenshot showing a user interface for a city building game with grid layouts where different things can be built.

A new SteamWorld game was announced today and it's going in yet an all-new direction when compared to previous entries in the series. SteamWorld Build will still let you dig deep into the earth, but it will also let you build up your own fantastic towns and cities up on the surface. This new city builder from Thunderful Development is coming later in 2023, but a free demo is available right now for you to try out.

SteamWorld has never been content with sticking to just one gaming genre. The first game was a tower defense title released in 2010. The SteamWorld Dig games were more akin to side-scrolling action-adventure titles. There was also SteamWorld Heist in 2015, which was a turn-based tactical shooter. And now, of course, the series is jumping head first into the city building genre.

In addition to today's announcement and demo, Thunderful says that they are working on four other SteamWorld games. More details about any of these other four SteamWorld titles were not shared today. The full announcement for SteamWorld Build and the other projects was made earlier today. The announcement trailer for SteamWorld Build can be found below if that's all you're interested in.

This also seems like a good time to remind you that the Steam Base Builder Fest began today.


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Features
  • Set in the multi award-winning SteamWorld Universe
  • Build your own unique SteamWorld mining town
  • Explore and develop an abandoned mine
  • Manage and optimize increasingly complex resource chains
  • Tackle the dangers you will encounter
  • Experience five distinctive SteamWorld inspired maps littered with secrets
  • Easy to pick up and play with keyboard and mouse or with a controller
  • Three well-balanced difficulty levels to give a challenge to players of all abilities
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