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…
— RisingHigh (@RisingHighApps) June 20, 2015
Tricky? Nah, just remove all those hexago– oh. Right. Nevermind!
— Johnny (@jaggygames) June 20, 2015
Speaking of hexagons, eh? Looks like a funky lil’ turn-based RPG, with… wait for it… HEXAGONS! YEAH!
— badgerheadgames (@badgerheadgames) June 20, 2015
My eyes. My eyes! Just kidding. Those are some rather flashy visuals though, and… uh, where are the enemy ships?
— Unknown Entity (@_Unkn0wnEntity_) June 21, 2015
Not sure what’s going on in this one, aside from ‘amnesia’ apparently playing a rather large role, based on that dialogue window. Something something ROM (get it?).
— Jon Dadley (@JonDadley) June 20, 2015
ROCK AND ROLL! That is all.
— Warpfish Games (@warpfish) June 21, 2015
Spikes. Why’d it have to be spikes?
— Dragonslayer Outback (@DragonslayerOut) June 21, 2015
And I thought my family was troublesome…
— LunarCore Games LLC (@lunarcoregames) June 20, 2015
Ha! Just blast him and be done with it, ya know? Then again, something tells me it won’t be that easy. He does look kinda mean. As in, mean-spirited!
— Francesco Laddomada (@Tiollo) June 19, 2015
But what is its purpose? Who will ride it? Where will it go? Why 108? So… many… questions.
https://twitter.com/yetan0thermax/status/612278120146669568 This is so weird, yet so potentially awesome at the same time. Both in terms of art style and, well, the entire thing. So weird.