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.
One more new prototype level for http://t.co/oYXA3ozAa6 #gamedev #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/5NL8mMOlzj
— Graham McRobbie (@mcfroob) July 26, 2015
Ah, the tried and true red vs. blue, eh? Creepy head too…
Play testing golf game #madewithunity . #gamedev #indiedev #screenshotsaturday #unity3d pic.twitter.com/f2VKSIwqtU
— Bill (@mobiadage) July 18, 2015
Golf? Golf with coins? Golf with… hang on, that looks more like MINIgolf!
More shots to show off. #screenshotsaturday #gamersunite #indiedev #gamedev pic.twitter.com/y9lxw1bmm5
— Hyper Galaxy (@HyperGalaxyTeam) July 25, 2015
Oh my. Someone’s in trouble, because that’s definitely the second-largest snake I’ve ever seen.
Stick figures need #coffee too. #screenshotsaturday @lavamonkeygames pic.twitter.com/PbAtAZGBHX
— Chad Lare (@ChadLare) July 25, 2015
Not sure how, or if, that’d work as a video game, but man does it ever look stylish. Also, coffee!
First game jame – and that is what we done #screenshotsunday #screenshotsaturday #indiegames pic.twitter.com/ArLcnXByk6
— Rapid Games Studio (@erapidstudio) July 26, 2015
Wait, what? Wedding Simulator? Nah. Couldn’t be.
It's been a while… time for a #screenshotsaturday for Frayed Knights 2: The Khan of Wrath… pic.twitter.com/MdFjKvnyRL
— Jay Barnson (@RampantCoyote) July 25, 2015
Sequel time! Sequel dungeoncrawler time! Cheesy sequel dungeoncrawler time! Woo!
New screen from Tsioque https://t.co/3psJy6zQQE #screenshotsaturday #pointandclick #adventure #videogames #indiedev pic.twitter.com/iBDgkQoZZv
— OhNoo Studio (@OhNooStudio) July 25, 2015
And I thought my place was a mess. I mean, there’s a huge hole in the floor… with… what’s that coming out of it?!
Light them up with Hydra trooper in Templar Battleforce – coming soon to @steam_games #screenshotsaturday #gamedev pic.twitter.com/DFfpD37q2A
— Templar Battleforce (@BattleforceGame) July 26, 2015
Wouldn’t be a proper Speculating Screenshots without a bit of mayhem and destruction, so there ya go.
First look of Esports Tycoon! #IndieGame #gamedev #screenshotsaturday #indiedev pic.twitter.com/xEHjb5QBOg
— Shrey Chhabra (@kronic_skunk) July 25, 2015
No way. That’s just… no way. Then again, esports – could be awesome? Could be.
Working on some cool stuff with @Elringus 🙂 #ToLGame #UE4 #lowpoly #screenshotsaturday #gamedev pic.twitter.com/RJ3Retzr5V
— Dirk Young (@ToL_Game) July 24, 2015
Wrapping this one up with a stylish, what-is-this screenshot. Enjoy!