Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Gets Physical Release

Friday, November 1st, 2019

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Thunderful Publishing has partnered with Image & Form Games and Super Rare Games. This partnership will bring the physical release of Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech for the Nintendo Switch. Their new press release says pre-orders for the game will open on November 7th, exclusively on the Super Rare Games website. It will be priced at £29.99.

Players will manage a party of rising heroes in this roleplaying card videogame that mixes steampunk robots with traditional fantasy. You’ll find yourself in tense battles in the game’s hand-drawn world. There are over 100 unique punch-cards from which to build your deck. “What awaits you is a luscious treasure chest filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor as well as XP, turn-based battles and all that good RPG stuff!” The Super Rare edition of Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech will include a 20-page full color manual, three random trading cards from a randomly selected five-card set, and some interior artwork


This deal actually happened in an unusual manner. Over a game of chess, a meeting took place between CEO of Image & Form Games, Brjann Sigurgeirsson, and George Perkins of Super Rare Games. George commented on the situation:

“We had just released the Mutant Mudds Collection with Jools Watsham and we were on a call catching up. During the call I mentioned that I had been playing a lot of chess recently, to which Jools mentioned that Brjann was the man to beat. From there I added him as a friend on an online chess website and the rest is history.

I jokingly mentioned that if I beat him he would have to sign with us to release SteamWorld Quest physically! I got beat very, very badly but luckily we still managed to sign the deal. I hope we can bring the rest of the amazing SteamWorld series as a physical release in the near future.”

Brjann Sigurgeirsson also had some comments:

“Physical games are the bomb! It’s one of the reasons why I love (and remain undefeated at) chess. So naturally, I’m excited to work with Super Rare on SteamWorld Quest and beyond. SteamWorld fans have been asking us for months for a physical Quest release and finally, we can lift the veil off this amazing edition of our darling RPG. A ton of passion and creative work went into the game and the Super Rare box celebrates all of that with great ceremony. I hope everyone will enjoy what we’ve cooked up… Dinner is served!”

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.