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.
— Studio Puffer (@studiopuffer) October 3, 2015
Ha! Doom and gloom does not affect me, for I am… the… 10 Minute Barbarian?! (Wait, what?)
— Kubat software (@kubatsoftware) October 2, 2015
THIS… IS… SPARTA! 4X style! No, really – Sparta is on the map. Look, right there!
— Justin Floyd (@2ndSatGamer) October 3, 2015
Because every Speculating Screenshots needs at least one space battle! (Let’s ignore the fact that some don’t.)
— Janne Markkula (@yanneyanen) October 3, 2015
But how do you CAST them? Knowing which ya have is great, but… knowing is only half the battle! Or something along those lines.
— Christian Knudsen (@laserbraingames) October 3, 2015
Would be more exciting if smashed. Just saying. Blow them up and scare the crap out of any potential guards patrolling down below. Do it!
— eNVy Softworks (@envysoftworks) October 3, 2015
Get out? Sure, just slide them hieroglyphical tiles around a bit. Or alternatively… leap onto the spikes. One way or another, I’ll be out.
— Julià Pérez (@KatyLoveAg) October 5, 2015
Lovely fire, burning bright all through the night. One thing troubles me though: who might that all-blue person in the doorway be?
— Colony Games (@ColonySoftware) October 4, 2015
While of undeniably stylish design, who, I say who… would want to live in a telescope house, really? Who indeed.
— Windy Hill Studio (@WindyHillStudio) October 3, 2015
Does it make coffee though? I mean, strong jets. Great and all. But coffee? COFFEE!
— Cereal Killer (@CEREALKILLER677) October 3, 2015
Oh no. Not that song. Anything but that song. Also, red fella looks more like a samurai, ya know?