Mike Rose's No More Robots (Descenders, Yes, Your Grace, and Hypnospace Outlaws) is back with another indie game announcement, and we've learned that when they have something to announce it is worth paying attention. This time, they are announcing Heist Simulator, a game where you can plan and take part in a variety of heists from daring action to stealthy escapades to vexing puzzles, and whatever else you imagine.
Heist Simulator though is more than just a game that you can play, it is a full set of tools to make your own dream heist scenarios. There are full-level creation and level sharing tools available that will allow players to make more heist content than anyone could ever need. Created by a pair of former Sea of Thieves developers, the game embraces the idea of creating and sharing scenarios and levels with everyone.
Of course, doing that is only something that is possible fully on some platforms. Thus it is that Heist Simulator is releasing on PC (via Steam), and Stadia, who apparently funded the game. Other platforms will come later as well according to No More Robots, but they are down the line, and definitely won't be arriving with the first playable version of the game.
What is Heist Simulator release date?
As of right now, Heist Simulator is scheduled to release later this year on Steam, and Google Stadia. However, you can play around with it starting today, as the Heist Simulator creation tools are available via Steam's Playtest system right now. You'll be able to build and share the heists online with other people to see your creations - or marvel at how people display artistic skills you only wish you had (... and there is no drawing with this article for a reason).
If you want to steal a look at things, the reveal trailer is right here, and you can sneak on over to the Steam Page to download the Heist Simulator playtest.
What do you think of Heist Simulator? Do you enjoy games that are more creator-driven such as this? Let us know in the comments below!