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.
Character with (temp?) walking animation walking through the dark. #screenshotsaturday #indiedev pic.twitter.com/UbnAFoxN3S
— Nyk (@NykolaR) February 4, 2017
Sonar? In 2D?
When one of your friends is a bit too obsessed with a perfect score… https://t.co/NrAuZ1JdIi #screenshotsaturday #indiegame #multiplayer pic.twitter.com/7E7iGXfyac
— Scary Wizard Games (@ScaryWizard) February 4, 2017
Ah! So close.
Love the colliding particles in Unity 🙂#screenshotsaturday #gamdev #indiedev pic.twitter.com/SkAGlzyvOe
— Nimbatus (@NimbatusGame) February 4, 2017
Final tweet for today, I promise! Colorfully paprika! #DerpyWorm #gamedev #indiegame #ScreenshotSaturday #Unity3D pic.twitter.com/GfXmVnWQHz
— Chinafreak (@chinafreak) February 4, 2017
WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!
Added a red effect to the visualizer each time you hurt limbo to show it's his health bar #screenshotsaturday #UE4 #indiedev #gamedev #td8 pic.twitter.com/AC4yLx7Aih
— The Devil's Eight (@SecondStepGames) February 4, 2017
Quite the groovy boss battle.
Be a swinging bomb. #screenshotsaturday #indiedev pic.twitter.com/g9u0cC3m3a
— Przemek Müller (@thotep) February 4, 2017
Putting the ‘e’ in ‘explosive’. Big time.
Hello, #ScreenshotSaturday! Here's a GIF and writeup on an important system in #VillageMonsters: Dialog! #IndieDev https://t.co/W380bV02KJ pic.twitter.com/TfgxLbgqed
— Josh Bossie ? (@whoisJoshBossie) February 4, 2017
I hate when signs do that…
Slippery ice blocks! I'm excited for the rage they will induce @SuperMegaQuest #bomsy #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #indiedev #gif pic.twitter.com/wodLQCMHCd
— Garrett ?️? (@GarrettShields) February 4, 2017
Not ice blocks. Anything but ice blocks!
A better gif of my #pixelart horde prototype. Performance might not like this many enemies…#gamedev #screenshotsaturday late.. pic.twitter.com/LKFcNtMZ4J
— Jordan Sayer (@joordan_sayer) February 4, 2017
Not. Enough. Enemies.
Whip-Girl enemy attacking and taunting on vs mode. =) #screenshotsaturday #F_A_R_M #gamedev #indiedev #pixelart pic.twitter.com/ymclv99erO
— SebaFighter (@SebaFighter) February 4, 2017
Whip-Girl, eh? Oh my.