‘SteamWorld Build’ Release Date, Platforms & Game Length

SteamWorld Build

In this upcoming city-building/dungeon-crawling video game, you are tasked with escaping your dying planet by building a mining town to dig up the vital long-lost technology that will help your cause. Not only that but you must also meet the growing needs of local citizens, trade resources, and defend your mine from creatures that lurk in the depths below.

Do you have what it takes to save your people? 

Official synopsis (source):

Break ground on a new frontier as the planet dies around you! Dig deep and build wide to excavate long-lost spacefaring technology, while ensuring everyone has the vital water, fuel and creature comforts they need! Do you have what it takes to reach the final frontier?

Features (source):

  • Break ground on a bustling SteamWorld town, inspired by the Old West.
  • Keep your Steambots from getting cranky by ensuring their complex needs get met
  • Dig deep and spread wide to produce resources to aid your search for ancient technologies
  • Defend your mine from the creepy varmints that lurk deep below your town
  • Trade resources at the local train stop and welcome special visitors who’ll lend a hand
  • Five distinct maps littered with secrets for the discerning SteamWorld explorer to find
  • Developed from the ground up for both mouse and controller, whichever takes yer fancy.
  • Four difficulty levels, including a sandbox difficulty for when you just want to Build!

This upcoming game from developer The Station and publisher Thunderful Publishing is releasing very soon. If you’re looking forward to this one, here’s everything you need to know about this strategy/simulation title. 

What platforms is SteamWorld Build releasing on?

SteamWorld Build will be released on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S on December 1, 2023.

SteamWorld Build PC Specs


    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 8400
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Is SteamWorld Build single-player or multiplayer?

SteamWorld Build is being labelled as a single-player game so you shouldn’t expect any multiplayer options at launch. 

Will SteamWorld Build have achievements?

A full list of achievements can be found at Epic Games

Will SteamWorld Build have any DLC?

No DLC has been announced at the time of writing but if the game proves popular, there’s a chance some downloadable content will be released down the line. 

How long is SteamWorld Build?

Previous games in the SteamWorld series, SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Dig 2 had a playthrough between 5-8 hours, so we expect SteamWorld Build will have a similar game length. Players looking to achieve 100% completion can expect 3-4 hours extra playtime. 

SteamWorld Build trailer

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