The Shiners are recurring antagonists in the SteamWorld series.



The Shiners are devolved humans after the human race created the Steambots they found very little to do and fell prey to there greed.

SteamWorld Tower Defence

The Shiners are the main antagonists in SteamWorld Tower Defence, leading to the Sherrif and the Steambots at the time to try to keep them out of they're mines.

SteamWorld Dig: A Fist Full of Dirt

The Shiners can be seen in OldWorld and Vectron where some of them were sleeping but would wake up if hearing a sound, sometimes holding a stick of dynamite, and others throwing bottles at Rusty.

SteamWorld Dig 2

The Shiners were seen in an Oasis, an area that was owned by Rosie. Rosie was using Dorothy to destroy a few Vectron generators so that other Shiners would stay at her Oasis, Both Rosie and Dorothy had a battle and the world was broken to peaces.

Some shiners tried to disguise themselves to enter Steambot rockets, one of which was Handy Grabby disguising himself as Banicle Jones.

SteamWorld Heist

Some Shiners have appeared in Vectron ships in tubes. And a cyborg shiner was seen at the fanally of the radio drama that was explaining what was happening to Captain Piper Faraday and her crew after they defeated Vectron.


Types of Shiners

  • Hobos
  • Explosive Hobos
  • Mavericks
  • Crazy Mavericks
  • Cow Riders
  • Walking Nukes
  • Sleepers
  • Bottle Throwers


  • Rosie
  • Dynomite Harriet
  • Handy Grabby
  • Stabby Helen
  • Schwifty Shawn
  • Wet Willy
  • Cleo Johnson
  • Unnamed Cyborg Shiner


           SteamWorld Villains

SteamWorld Tower Defence: Shiners | Wildlife

SteamWorld Dig: Voltbot | Voltbots

SteamWorld Heist: Ace | Chop Sue | Copperback | Jester | Red Queen | Royal Space Force | Scrappers | Vectron

SteamWorld Dig 2: Doomsday Cultists | Great Prophet | Rosie

SteamWorld Quest: Behemoth | Captain Canary | Coglins | Dragons | Druids | Gilgamech | Gomphus | Headmistress Hyapathia | Void

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