A fantasy adventure, steampunk robots, and card-based gameplay await you in Thunderful’s latest game – SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech. With long-time fans of the SteamWorld series have been asking for an RPG for years, the developer felt it was time to release a game they felt would “surprise and delight both fans of the genre as well as existing SteamWorld fans.”

While details are slim for now, what we do know is that players will embark on an epic quest, filled with your traditional fantasy elements such as dragons and knights, but also the staple of the series – steampunk robots! Lead a party through a hand-drawn world, fighting battles using a deck chosen from over 100 unique cards, as you earn experience in turn-based battles.

Based on the trailer, there’s a nice variety of enemies to be battled and a lot of cards to choose from when picking how you want to approach the fights.

See for yourself in the trailer below to see a taste of the adventure to come, as well as the game’s artwork and a bit of the combat in action:

SteamWorld Quest is set to release sometime in 2019, launching first on Nintendo Switch, and then other platforms later. Stay tuned for more news and details on the game soon, or keep up via the developer’s Twitter!


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While details are still thin, I’m incredibly excited for this game. I reviewed SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Dig 2 and loved both of them, so seeing them branch out into RPGs is something I’ve been looking forward to. Plus, the art is gorgeous, and turn-based gameplay with the card collecting mechanics sounds enjoyable especially after we’ve seen games like Slay the Spire and Book of Demons. Definitely keeping my eye on this one!


Rutledge Daugette

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Founder of TechRaptor with a love of video games (B.S. in Game Programming) and technology. Started TechRaptor to create a place where people could come for quality content.