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.
— Dungeonitor (@Dungeonitor) August 8, 2015
I think someone’s in trouble, because… that skeleton looks evil!
— Blake Leftwich (@blakeleftwich) August 8, 2015
An old bridge is making everyone look this happy? Love the art style, but… an old bridge?
— EarthWork Games (@EarthWorkGames) August 8, 2015
Looks like someone forgot to purchase proper quality reactor shielding…
— Double Stallion (@dblstallion) August 8, 2015
But mushrooms are delicious! And in some games, they give you an insane growth spurt too! YEAH!
— Edd Parris (@empika) August 8, 2015
Looks like a case of… heavy rain.
— Ben James (@PeachPiePro) August 8, 2015
Wow. Who’s fighting who, and what the heck is going on? Also, rainbows!
— SPACEWAVE SOFTWARE (@spacewavesoft) August 8, 2015
That pilot’s gonna need bigger guns for sure.
— Dumativa (@dumativa) August 9, 2015
…vultures gotta eat?
— Stained with Magic (@Stained_Magic) August 8, 2015
Yikes. Yeah, no going back from that. Definitely the point of no return.
— Richard (@I_am_Richard_P) August 8, 2015
Anyone else see a lot of tiny, adorable space marines, or am I losing my mind (again)?
— Roberto Dillon (@rdillon73) August 8, 2015
That’s a unique take on the Robin Hood tale, if I ever saw one!
— Zayora (@zay_ora) August 9, 2015
Mockup, schmockup – all I see is a cool looking GameBoy-ish screenshot, and that’s fine.
— T. Baijens (@timbaijens) August 8, 2015
— Galvanic Games (@galvanicgames) August 8, 2015
Uh, that’s a rather small town? What is going on?
— Sophie Houlden (@S0phieH) August 7, 2015
Nothing? Boulderdash. I spy with my little eye… pixel art and… a tablet! A mysterious tablet. Yup.
— Ben Jones (@PolyDucks) August 8, 2015
Well, it’s often said that the most terrifying things are those shrouded by darkness, so there.
— Breton Fabrice (@DemetriosCowcat) August 8, 2015
Yeah right. I’m calling her bluff. Right now. Prove me wrong!
— Matej 'Retro' Jan (@retronator) August 8, 2015
Oho! Creativity in the making. Or something along those lines.
— Michael Buettner (@m_buettner) August 8, 2015
Ah, the eternal struggle: black knights vs. healers (or… wait, are the healers siding with the knights?!).
— Gelato Games (@GelatoGames) August 8, 2015
Read the description. Clicked to see a sword made from goblins. Cue disappointment.