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.
— Mario Federico (@devour_mf) February 8, 2016
Ooh buttons! Can I press them? Can I? Can I? CAN I?!
— Foam Sword (@foamswordgames) February 6, 2016
Man, that art style. No really, look at it! So good…
— SeaBass (@Murder_Punch) February 8, 2016
Holy crap on a cracker, someone went to town on that sheep!
— Tito de Oliveira (@TitoOliveira) February 7, 2016
Is that a… wait, exactly what is that thing behind the character?
— Iiro Lindell (@IiroLindell) February 7, 2016
Customers, depending on the hour(s). What? It’s true.
— Atomic Butcher (@atomic_butcher) February 7, 2016
Wall of Creepy, coming through!
— Shaun Aitcheson (@shaunaitcheson) February 7, 2016
…left or right? Just kidding. Looking good.
— Chryse (@chrysedev) February 7, 2016
If only Earth actually looked like that, eh?
— Bethany Martin (@Artizaw5um) February 7, 2016
Pictures like this makes me wonder: what’s the appeal of faceless characters in video games?
— Michael Cook (@mtrc) February 7, 2016
No better way to wrap up this week’s Speculating Screenshots than with… EXPLOSIONS! KABOOM!