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.
Finally the powerup bars are working & bug free (HA!) #BroodStop #gamemaker Too late for #screenshotsaturday ?! 😀 pic.twitter.com/GEcMwzDEn1
— Ben Thumbs ?? (@ThumbsBlue) May 15, 2016
Not. Enough. Bullets.
Hopefully this is much easier to use. Now to implement the other tabs… #ScreenshotSaturday pic.twitter.com/9HIDYflOcy
— Tom Coxon (@tccoxon) May 15, 2016
Bow, check. Katana, check. Shield, check. All set for adventuring!
Main screen turn on. It's you!! #screenshotsaturday #dotbigbang #voxel pic.twitter.com/AwWsx9NNVa
— dot big bang (@_dotbigbang_) May 15, 2016
Talk to that big scary green face. Do it. Now.
super late pic for #screenshotsaturday, added a way to move the light and some test dialogue for #ChatWithAPrisoner pic.twitter.com/TtwWfTmuzn
— Nenekiri Bookwyrm@Home! (@Nenekiri_Dragon) May 15, 2016
A book? In this day and age? Really?
Track quests and targets in the journal menu! (WIP)#gamedev #indiegames #screenshotsaturday #skyremnant pic.twitter.com/ezoJfyoVcT
— Joseph (@bleufonte) May 14, 2016
Wait… who’s Jack, and why would I want reputation with him / her / it?
Hot out here at the Oasis! Try the demo https://t.co/CfEQ5ncsZi and let me know what you think! #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/PTUL7TGjbb
— Tony (@Maestro_Enterta) May 14, 2016
Not enough palm trees!
Old Thalasai used to be a beautiful forest city, now the desert has taken over everything #jrpg #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/XfvwIuwmnI
— Dragon Slumber (@dragon_slumber) May 14, 2016
Well, ya know what they say – there’s always room for desert.
When certain things start breaking it fills the ship with smoke #screenshotsaturday #gamedev pic.twitter.com/TL2lUSJizq
— Galaxy Heist (@SpaceBearDev) May 14, 2016
Something something smoke, water.
Attack Copter strafing run! #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #indiedev #indiegame #madewithunity #crashco #blastcorps pic.twitter.com/KCoHuuriSb
— Brandon Mitchell (@StudioBesus) May 14, 2016
The black and white scurvy dogs of Clown's Secret!#screenshotsaturday#indiedev#gamedevhttps://t.co/SCbKb8kLXH pic.twitter.com/Ulgrc9e5pV
— Clown's Secret Team (@ClownsSecret) May 14, 2016
And… lazy pirates, because why not?