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…
Uh oh, I don't like the sound of that *wink wink* #ScreenshotSaturday #AdventuresofPip #indiegamedev pic.twitter.com/4dVgxXODyt
— Tic Toc Games (@TicTocGames) May 16, 2015
Adventures of Pip (@TicTocGames)
Man, those two are so dead, and they don’t even know it. Unless that *wink wink* means something else?
https://twitter.com/SyncBuildRun/status/599624258554232832 V.Next (@SyncBuildRun)
Oho, cyberpunk! One of my favorite genres when it comes to adventure games for sure, although I definitely wouldn’t wanna live in what’s portrayed here, even if the game does look stylish. So old-school too… https://twitter.com/talecrafter/status/599516186423009280 Booze Galaxy (@talecrafter)
This proves it: beer makes not only the world, but the entire universe go round! That and pixel art; the two go hand-in-hand, after all.
more lasers, this time in some nebulous…nebula. Can you spot the bug? #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #morebugs pic.twitter.com/gNK5kcdn12
— Angels Fall First (@AFFDev) May 17, 2015
Angels Fall First (@AFFDev)
The bug? All I see is a cloudy nebu– OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT THING?!
So much new art waiting to get into the game. Follow dev progress on twitter! #screenshotsaturday #indiedev #gamedev pic.twitter.com/JarNJK4paW
— Łukasz Żmudziak (@lukz_dev) May 16, 2015
Noah’s Ark: Chicken Edition! What? That could be it, if not for the fact that the name on this particular ship is in fact… Harmony. Yeah. Harmony. More like, irony?
Dungeons may be dangerous, but at least you can find cookies in them. #screenshotsaturday #indiegame #indiedev pic.twitter.com/3heAnBt7lm
— Beatdown Dungeon 2 (@BeatdownDungeon) May 16, 2015
Not gonna lie: I’d play a lot more dungeoncrawlers, roguelikes and such, if they had cookies. Who’s with me?
You should try this! Lamp Eyes http://t.co/hLY7wUQvjI #gamedev #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/bJsyxFmOTv
— Lamp Interactive (@LampInteractive) May 16, 2015
Lamp Eyes (@LampInteractive)
Well alright, cookies or lamp eyes. Especially if they look like that, and allow me to see in the dark – WITHOUT side effects. None of that nonsense, ya hear?
Searching for the truth – Romana rifles through a motel room #screenshotsaturday #indiedev http://t.co/rdafLLsEFw pic.twitter.com/d5uu45kNUF
— Prologue Games (@PrologueGames) May 16, 2015
Knee Deep (@PrologueGames)
But can he handle the truth? That is the question. Also, go for the email – never anything important in journals anymore. Not in this day and age.
Playing around in Unity after that Roguelike tutorial. Not sure what direction I'll take it in. #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/ihEtRTM0Js
— The New Weird Daniel (@ChurchOfCordite) May 17, 2015
I know: take it in a cool direction! Jokes aside, what exactly is in that container to the left? Hmm…
Super2dGore in action! #screenshotsaturday #indiedev #indiegame #gamedev #gamedesign #blood #guts #pixelart #retro pic.twitter.com/ugFMidsw7y
— Sinclair Strange (@sinclairstrange) May 16, 2015
HOLY CRAP! SO MUCH BLOOD! AND MY CAPS LOCK IS STUck. Ah, there we go. Well, what better way to wrap up Speculating Screenshots than with a gorefest? What better way indeed.