SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech will hit PC, Mac, Linux this month
15 May, 2019
After it’s debut on the Nintendo Switch, SteamWorld Quest is headed to PC, Mac, and Linux. No, you won’t have to wait months for it—just a couple of weeks.
Back in March, developer Image & Form said that SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech will stay exclusive to the Nintendo Switch for the ‘foreseeable future’. It seems the future they foresee is very limited indeed, because the game will soon be arriving on PC, Mac, and Linux this very month.
According to the game’s new Steam page, it will launch on 31st May across PC, Mac, and Linux.
Have a look at the game’s Steam trailer below:
Although the game bears the SteamWorld name, it is not connected in story or gameplay to the previous SteamWorld games. While Dig and Dig 2 are platformers and Heist is a tactics game, SteamWorld Quest is a card-based role-playing game.
Here’s how it’s described by publisher Thunderful (which is the parent company of the developer, Image & Form):
Lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards. Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards!
SteamWorld Quest originally launched on Switch last month, and garnered a score of 81 on its OpenCritic page, with 88 percent of critics recommending the game.
You’ll find more on SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech over at the game’s page on Image & Form’s website. The web design team doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo about the Steam release, though.
For more breezy and colourful role-playing, have a look at Swag and Sorcery, which comes from the makers of Punch Club and Graveyard Keeper. Also have a look at the grimmer world of Vambrace: Cold Soul.