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.
— Talby (@not_a_marxist) October 24, 2015
I don’t get it. Kids walking down the street, cars going by, nothing out of the ordinary. WHAT AM I NOT SEEING?!
— Brainy Beard (@BrainyBeard) October 24, 2015
Yay! Protect the environm– oh, ON our environment, not… for. Uh. Yeah.
— Conor O' Donovan (@ConorMODonovan) October 24, 2015
Nine hostile turrets, one man / woman, very few places to hide. I like those odds!
— badgerheadgames (@badgerheadgames) October 24, 2015
…and this is one of them. RIP, nameless player. At least he / she went down in a blaze of glory, and at 60 FPS!
— Ricky Wild (@wildlogicgames) October 24, 2015
Mutant… fish… crows?! Where might this crazy place be? Because I wanna go there. Right now.
— Cukia Kimani (@SUGBOERIE) October 24, 2015
Tonight only: top-down boxing, with freakishly long arms!
— Gataela (@GataelaProject) October 24, 2015
Somehow doubt that apples are the thing preoccupying her at this moment in time… (nudge nudge, wink wink).
— Matt Dabrowski (@madguy90) October 24, 2015
“Pills here!”, “Winners don’t use drugs” and so on. Also, drugs are bad. They really are.
— Christiaan Janssen (@chrisjan00) October 24, 2015
— Sean Heber (@BigZaphod) October 24, 2015
Ha! $10 says that’s a roguelike though. One with a lovely old-school twist at that, without going full-on ASCII.
— VIDPOWER (@GAMERVID3) October 24, 2015
Long live the mighty sugary teeth-rotting substance!
— Causal Bit Games (@CausalBitGames) October 24, 2015
Well, he’s dead. No coming back from that. Nope.
— Watermint Studios (@WatermintStudio) October 24, 2015
— Fun Infused Games (@FunInfused) October 24, 2015
Fireballs makes everything better. Everything.
— Caromble! (@Caromble) October 24, 2015
And massive explosions, because KABOOM! …right?