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.
Some new adventures of Captain Rogers are coming! Bigger, better and with more ginger mustache! #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/wor3A79faW
— Robert Podgorski (@blackmoondev) May 23, 2016
Man, that mustache. And that musket-ish gun. Epic.
First mock-up for Space Delver. I'd really prefer a slanted camera angle. #gamedev #screenshotsaturday #pixelart pic.twitter.com/xfFLSPFTff
— Anil Demir (@nettleflap) May 22, 2016
Let’s find out what’s behind door / option 3, eh?
#screenshotsaturday #cribbagewithgrandpas this was a very satisfying win against a very grumpy grampa pic.twitter.com/KiUzfNcBHT
— Lan Roed (@Lanroed) May 22, 2016
Aww. Poor grumpy grampa.
Decided to block out one more map. City entrance (east) + homeless dwellings outside.#screenshotsaturday #pixelart pic.twitter.com/EdrEWfIlV1
— a.k.a. Jay Marksman (@yanneyanen) May 22, 2016
Wow. Rough – and pixellated – neighbourhood, that one.
Also the new scaling #UI showing off goblin needs#ue4 @UnrealAlexander #gamedev #indiedev pic.twitter.com/OmzI4Y5Gkn
— Lost Goblin (@lostgoblin) May 22, 2016
Goblin needs Unreal Engine 4 food badly!
After game jam feelings. A game about animation: https://t.co/Sql5U0iv3b #AdvJam2016 #screenshotsaturday #indiedev pic.twitter.com/buuK3ZIeP6
— Kishimoto Studios (@KishimotoStudio) May 22, 2016
Helps to have a nap. Doubt the protagonist will be anytime soon though.
Oops, forgot to post to #screenshotsaturday today… let's pretend I'm on the west coast! https://t.co/E3k2r3I27U pic.twitter.com/OIvWcjl2ek
— Jason Corbett (@lakupo) May 22, 2016
Kitties! Wait, dogs too? And fireballs? WHAT IS GOING ON?!
Nothing ominous in the attic.#jimmyandthepulsatingmass #screenshotsaturday #rpg #rpgmaker #jrpg #indiegame pic.twitter.com/8s0FfVMOBR
— Kasey Ozymy (@KaseyOzymy) May 22, 2016
Boulderdash. Gaze into the mirror. I dare you!
#screenshotsaturday. Our cube concept, a pet character for our healer. #indiedev #gamedev https://t.co/AAJpTKHCLY pic.twitter.com/LyqwTHPuvc
— Watermint Studios (@WatermintStudio) May 22, 2016
…lady Luck, please let the dice stay hot?
Cryptic new features! pic.twitter.com/Yi5YF7RBk1
— Jake Sawyer (@Naxum) May 22, 2016
Send in the clone!