For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
Different screenshots from different developers, all working on different games. Some are very much a WIP, while other are from titles rapidly approaching release. These tweets do all have one thing they in common though, which is that they feature actual screenshots (or at the very least, mockups), animated or stills.
— Raconteur Games (@RaconteurDev) September 12, 2015
A single ship… into an armada? Smells like black magic to me!
— Tim Paisley (@TimPaisleyNZ) September 13, 2015
Ah, that pixel art. Why’s the character tripping over his own legs though?
— Detective English (@DetectivEnglish) September 12, 2015
Boulderdash. Grammar Town doesn’t exist anymore!
— Thomas Ryder (@ThomasRyder99) September 12, 2015
That looks dangerous. Very dangerous. Also, how the heck did he get up there?!
— Picaresque Studio (@PicaresqueStd) September 12, 2015
Wow. Stylish looking ship, and it seems loaded with goods to boot. When do we depart for adventure, captain?
— Mario's Pants (@mariospants) September 13, 2015
Yeah, you survived… until the next encounter (and / or testing phase)!
— Studio Monolith (@studio_monolith) September 12, 2015
Most complex / confusing track I’ve seen in a while…
— TechRaptor (@TechRaptr) September 13, 2015
No need to panic – just make sure they don’t go down! Damn I’m good.
— SeethingSwarm (@SeethingSwarm) September 12, 2015
Almost makes me sad they’re only likely to ever be used as background assets. Almost.
— Ancestory (@AncestoryGame) September 13, 2015
Last but not least, a tactical encounter of ancient fantasy!