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.
— Diane Mueller (@MadameBerry) August 1, 2015
Sure… “testing some stuff”. I believe ya. Right.
— Mammoth Thoughts (@SpaceMammoth) August 1, 2015
Looks like quite the in-progress bout there, but I can’t really tell who’s winning?
— Picorama (@picoramagame) August 1, 2015
Yeah, ready to get their ass kicked, by the look of things. They are heavily outnumbered after all!
— Ted Hand (@t3dy) August 1, 2015
Yay, spirit raising! Wait, “friendly interest”? Oh, THAT kind of spirit raising…
— futureofvideogames (@VideogameFuture) August 1, 2015
Colors preeeeeeetty. Very preeeeeety.
— Nick Barr (@NickNormandy) August 1, 2015
Note quite pretty. More like, creepy as hell, with those skulls and all. Looks good though.
— Ivan Notaros (@Nothke) August 1, 2015
And… more weird stuff. Kinda doubt that’s how most people see the past?
— Open Form Gaming (@XamalgaPrime) August 1, 2015
Am I seeing things, or does that building have ‘Myamoto’ (Miyamoto?) written on it? Huh.
— Alex Tritt (@AlexTritt) August 1, 2015
Hard to argue with that kind of logic!
— Anas Abdin (@AnasAbdin) August 1, 2015
Woo! Old-school point ‘n click stuff! Wait, SIGN LANGUAGE?!
— P O N C H O (@Ponchogame) August 1, 2015
Boulderdash. Real people need– oh, I see what you did there. Kinda. Also, PONCHO!
— Neil Sardesai (@neilsardesai) August 1, 2015
Seems to me, she’s already quite invisible?
— Sorob Raissi (@SpreadShotDev) August 1, 2015
Violence! Chaos! Destruction! Mayhem! Coins! Co-op!
— ~=^.^=~ (@KittenInfinity) August 1, 2015
“Five-Eyes”? “Purple Seal”? Ha! Even the developer is confused, it seems.
— John McKiever (@JFMKVR) August 1, 2015
Well, I like the style, but based on that screenshot… a tad simplistic, no?
— Insert Imagination (@Team_ii) August 1, 2015
No kidding. So much WIP, that I can’t tell what’s going on! Seriously though, what’s the deal?