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.
Melanie argues with Mage as they try to escape Beloth in Ch. of Selatria! Coming this summer. #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/XrgloTul6i
— Whim Independent Studios (@whimindie) June 25, 2016
Uh… the alternative to what, exactly?
Closer look at the new camera angle #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/nTiak9Imti
— Croix Swanson (@Orspectral) June 25, 2016
New camera angle and one pissed off clown!
Meet the Rakuen characters! Today we have Jacky the Phlebotomist https://t.co/n9yI46P7pp #rakuen #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/tSfGIkWMeP
— Laura Shigihara ? (@supershigi) June 25, 2016
Ugh. What a weirdo. What? You were all thinking it.
Backend Enemy movement and spawning today #screenshotsaturday #1gam pic.twitter.com/NkFK1UpjkH
— Brian ??? (@MasterKrepta) June 25, 2016
Ah, dear ol’ hex..agons.
#screenshotsaturday BruneGame added supporting characters to the 3D client and different outfits! #indiedev #gamedev pic.twitter.com/oFnr15VBNU
— Brunelleschi (@AgeOfArchitects) June 25, 2016
Hey look, it’s the cast of Thriller – without makeup.
It's not an RPG if it doesn't have a bar #gamemaker #indiedev #gamedev #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/qh12gvsLg7
— Linked Worlds (@Linked_Worlds) June 25, 2016
Got that right. Cheers!
still chipping away at this character model! gotta start learning how to rig soon :O #altgames #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/swU75RZGA6
— ceMelusine (@ceMelusine) June 25, 2016
Something something grim.
throwing some pixels together #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/Y8WzohRHGr
— orangepascal (@orangepascal) June 25, 2016
Man, that skull looks pissed. I pity that party of would-be heroes(?).
Making another game gift for my mom's birthday… It's…um… coming along… #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #unity2D pic.twitter.com/0smGZQdjUu
— Erik the Big Ol Nerd (@ErikCerini) June 25, 2016
So many numbers. Too many numbers. NUMBERS!
Burn baby burn – Templar Battleforce, an assault on an enemy Tact Point #screenshotsaturday #SteamSummerSale pic.twitter.com/uFHi6X4HHe
— TreseBrothers (@TreseBrothers) June 25, 2016
Nothing like the smell of BBQ’d xenomorphs in the morning. Or evening for that matter.