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. So without further ado…
— Christophe Galati (@ChrisDeneos) May 9, 2015
Tasukete Tako-San: Save me Mr Tako! (@ChrisDeneos)
I… uh, wait, what? Octupus fairy? Is that a thing now? Oh right – anything’s possible in the realm of video games!
— sun dogs (@sundogsgame) May 9, 2015
Sun Dogs (@sundogsgame)
While I haven’t the foggiest where this one’s going, what’s shown in this screenshot does still intrigue me. Well done, I’d say!
— Jmaster (@jmastaa) May 9, 2015
That’s one helluva small boat, eh? I mean, sure, “still not finished”, but even so. Small boat is small, and thus more likely to sink. I think. Logic ain’t my strongest suit.
— Scribbs (@TKAGames) May 9, 2015
Yea really! HIT THOSE DUMMIES! Wait… where are the dummies? Oh, hidden underneath that huge text box. Right. Well, hit them!
— Connor Westrope (@ConnorWestrope) May 9, 2015
Danger Zone (@ConnorWestrope)
So… a game with flashy neon lights, masks and a rodent wearing sunglasses while holding a shotgun – what could possibly go wrong? Everything!
— Anders (Baku) (@Bakufreak) May 9, 2015
Pixel Purgatory PLUS (@Bakufreak)
And what a lovely GUI it is! That said, ‘Smoke Toad’? Man, I thought the Final Fantasy games had weird enemy names…
— James Abels (@JamesAbels) May 9, 2015
Lithium City(?) (@JamesAbels)
Sure looks alpha ready to me, even though I’m not really sure what it’s all about. Do you? Huh? Do you? Then tell me!
— Pavel Nezamayev (@pvlnzmv) May 9, 2015
Better than catching a cold! No? Tough crowd. Liking them pixels though…
— Bad Potion (@badpotion) May 9, 2015
Wow. So many “can’t wait to try it!” this week. Who isn’t excited about the prospect of flying at crazy speeds through something that stylish, after all?
— Awfully Nice (@_AwfullyNice_) May 9, 2015
The Bug Butcher (@_AwfullyNice_)
Wasn’t me! Or was it? Nah, of course it wasn’t. Looks like it’s gonna take quite a beating before biting the dust though…
— Something Classic (@SomethingClassc) May 9, 2015
Shadows of Adam (@SomethingClassc)
Ruuuuuuined! Looks great, but still… ruuuuuuined! Ruins? Ruined? Ruined ruins? Also, I’d get out of there ASAP if I was that guy – this is no time to take in the scenery!
— Triiiniteam (@triiiniteam) May 9, 2015
Da entire world or just part of it? I mean… side project is side project, and I do so prefer rescuing the entire thing! What’s the deal with those hooded figures to the right though?
— Rival Games Ltd (@RivalGamesLtd) May 9, 2015
The Detail Episode 2 – From the Ashes (@RivalGamesLtd)
Now that’s how you show off a gloomy part of town: with a nice stylish celshaded(?) look. Just saying.
— XMPT Games (@XMPTGames) May 9, 2015
Formidable? Ha! If not for those fiery… things… I’m sure he’d be no trouble at all. Yup. No trouble at all. Sure looks mean though.
— James Earl Cox III (@just404it) May 10, 2015
Well, they do say that the Internet is for porn, so why not? I just hope this particular twine is well-written though, as it’d be significantly less interesting, were it simply another softcore novel (albeit with an interactive twist). But we’ll see. In any case, that’s it for this week’s screenshots!