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Speculating Screenshots (17th January 2015)

Speculating Screenshots

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. So without further ado…

Star Mazer (‏@starrmazer)
“Terror” is definitely the word I’d use too, but man, check that interface! Straight out of old-school point ‘n click much? Star Mazer definitely gets my approval of awesomeness, even though… I’m not entirely certain as to what it’s about. Not yet anyway.

Untitled (@JoeGribbs)
Wow. Brutal honesty right there. But what if… what if he isn’t pretending? What if he’s simply trying to trick the fella in front of him? Nah, chances are he’s just a lonely soul, looking for some company. Or?

Untitled (Starlight?) (@starlight2249)
That looks incredibly… blocky. Sorry, had to do it. Seriously though, not sure what’s what in this one – the mysterious “I need to know what the deal is with those blocks!” design tricked me into featuring it this week.

Endica VII The Dream King (@TheEndicaSeries)
So this is what dodging a black fireball-spewing hydra-dragon-ish creature for 8 hours looks like? Terrifyingly groovy, I’d say. That said, what’s with the outfit color for the protagonist?

Untitled (@mscottmcbee)
Wait a minute. So in its current state, the floor is the ceiling? The sky is the ground? Cats are dogs? FOX doesn’t suc– oh okay, let’s not go that far. Also, wouldn’t wanna live in that place just yet – not without a single door! Lovely shade of green though.