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.
Pish-posh, a roguelike with safe areas? What is this madness?
Well, it’s a screenshot of… a game. Kinda. Maybe. Sorta. I guess?
Giantfox it's planning something in it's den?#screenshotsaturday #game #gamedev #videogames #videojocs #videojuegos pic.twitter.com/p2KwAZRYKN
— GiantFox @ Gamergy (@GiantFoxStudios) May 1, 2016
A den of evil!
#screenshotsaturday little tabby cat found a space helmet! wow now cat can shoot laser beams from eyes! pew pew pew pic.twitter.com/RGf33nAbJB
— Robocat Rampage (@RobocatRampage) May 1, 2016
If only cats could do that outside video games. The world would be so… different.
The artists fled today and left this mess! >:U#gamedev #screenshotsaturday #pixelart pic.twitter.com/TAbCgKg9pf
— Out::Side (@ns_outside) May 1, 2016
At least he also left what’s either a PS2 or a PS3 behind, so there’s that.
128×128, 5 colors. #pixelart #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/cJO41IcEoM
— Led (@ledgamedev) May 1, 2016
Low-res Moon, coming through!
#screenshotsaturday A yamai #samurai waits to gank a trio of Hanako warriors.#indiegame #ue4 pic.twitter.com/POikDvJLRk
— Hanako:Honor & Blade (@PlayHanako) May 1, 2016
Fortunate for him that no one’s mowed the lawn in ages.
Troop details available for each unit. Open beta now ongoing. #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #indiegamedev pic.twitter.com/RCJCc7TUp1
— Conquest! (@jdb1812) May 1, 2016
“Steel clad”. There’s a term ya don’t hear enough anymore.
Goal Celebration! #screenshotsaturday of #PixelCupSoccer2 #indiedev #retrogaming #soccer #football #steam #ios pic.twitter.com/AXHcbN6dBg
— Fernando Sansberro (@sansberro) April 30, 2016
Wait, what?! Boo, Portugal! BOO!
Beware of the Flying Dutchman! #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #gameart #gaming pic.twitter.com/PHoJ2tJQUe
— Pirates War (@TheDiceKing) April 30, 2016
And last but not least, something else ya definitely don’t see / hear enough of anymore.