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.
— BeautiFun Games @GAMELAB (@BeautiFunGames) August 15, 2015
“What”? Someone to kill, that’s what! Less questions, more action – it’s a video game, after all!
— Pitfall Planet (@PitfallPlanet) August 15, 2015
oho! However will that poor protagonist survive the night, not to mention those enemies?
Six against one? I almost feel sorry for the bad guys… almost.
Wouldn’t be a proper Speculating Screenshots without a “wait, what?” pick…
— SIGTRAP (@SIGTRAPgames) August 15, 2015
…or one focused on explosions. KABOOM!
— Werther Azevedo (@w_midipixel) August 16, 2015
Today’s the final day for GB Jam, so it’d be silly not to includ– WHAT? SAVE THAT GENERATOR!
— Just4Fun (@Just4FunMobi) August 16, 2015
Solid advice right there I’d say, based on the blood splatter. Such glorious wickedness!
— Beyond-Human (@BeyondHumanGame) August 15, 2015
Quick! You’ve got him surrounded! Move in for the kill! NOW! DO IT!
An interactive graphic novel, with a horror theme? oi, I approve! I APPROVE!
— ?????? ?????? (@gordlittle) August 15, 2015
Magbot! You should totally go play that demo. Right now. Or after perusing the remaining screenshot picks, of course. Your call.
— Daniele Lasalandra (@TheBlindLynx) August 15, 2015
I keep telling people to watch out for pixels. Maybe now they’ll actually listen? Love them pixellated monsters though!
— ᴵᴸᴷᵏᵉ (@iLkKke) August 15, 2015
Yay, Dungeon-crawling, and old-school at that! Although… “sprint”? Peculiar.
— Doko Roko (@DokoRokogame) August 15, 2015
Looks like someone’s been studying the dark arts… (the dark pixel arts? no?).
— Klemen (@klemen_lozar) August 16, 2015
Nothing quite like a massacre to start the day.
Turn around! Turn around, damn you!