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.
— J. Kyle Pittman (@PirateHearts) February 21, 2016
Shopping UI, eh? Wait, will players be able to buy that piece of sample dialog? I mean… why not, right?
— Niklas Hallin (@HallinNiklas) February 20, 2016
Oversized beard, coming through! Also, baby blue elephant.
— Wild Rage (@LusianWild) February 23, 2016
So a ‘trip bar’ is kinda like a fast food joint? Well alrighty then.
— Beams ▲ (@Beams_Game) February 22, 2016
Holy crap, that is one scary looking… thing. Hmm… cat? Dog? Surely it ain’t a dog, it’s a monster!
— The Mind's Eclipse (@themindseclipse) February 22, 2016
From terrifying to extremely stylish. Whoever the artist behind this one is, he / she deserves a raise.
— Antidamage (@antidamage) February 21, 2016
Hey look, it’s Skull Mountain!
— RayG (@D2FXRayG) February 21, 2016
About eight months early for All Hallows’ Eve, but who cares – pixellated witches are awesome year-round!
— ben?kerslake (@benjkers) February 21, 2016
Cryptic screenshots are easily among the best, ya know?
— Lighterthief (@FOLighterthief) February 20, 2016
Sittin’ on the dock of the bay…
— firelight games (@firelight_games) February 21, 2016
Just when you thought I couldn’t (wouldn’t?) dig up another unsettling picture for this week’s Speculating Screenshots.