‘Several’ games in the SteamWorld series are currently in development at the developer now previously known as Image & Form. Announced on the Image & Form Twitter account, the developer announced that not just one, but multiple new SteamWorld games are in the works. Image & Form also announced that it was formally rebranding as Thunderful Games, bringing it closer in line to it s parent company:
Howdy! We’re thrilled to share that several new SteamWorld games are in the making!
With this in mind, we’ll dedicate this space to SteamWorld games old and new! Image & Form is @ThunderfulGames nowadays. Same folks, new name! Follow us there for news on The Gunk and more games! pic.twitter.com/FQPpXS1t9i — Image & Form is home Questing! (@ImageForm) May 12, 2021
In 2018, Thunderful Games was founded to bring together indie studios Image & Form and Zoink Games under one umbrella. Then, in 2020, Thunderful Games also acquired Coatsink, creators of Jurassic World Aftermath and Esper. Now Image & Form itself has become Thunderful Games, with the company assuring fans that it’s the “Same folks, new name!” The next game to come out from Image & Form / Thunderful Games will be The Gunk, exclusively for Xbox Series consoles, scheduled for later this year. Image & Form built its reputation working on games for Nintendo platforms, with SteamWorld Tower Defense launching on DSiWare in 2010. But the series has since grown to become a popular and recognised franchise, spawning SteamWorld Dig, Dig 2, Heist, and Quest – and has shipped games on pretty much all major platforms. While the games themselves differ wildly, all of them are adventures led by charming, steam-powered robots, with the latest game, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, launching in 2019. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/04/23/steamworld-quest-review”] Whilst we don’t yet know what the new SteamWorld games will be, Image & Form has tried its hand at everything from tower defense, to platformers, and even card games. Whatever direction the team heads in next, fans can remain satisfied that the SteamWorld franchise is set to continue. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Liam Wiseman is a Freelance News Writer at IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @liamthewiseman