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.
still #screenshotsaturday for me til I sleep -spent today working on another new theme #gamedev #gameart @CoreGGT pic.twitter.com/G0L0GoNqz1
— Chase of Bass (@chase_bass) June 5, 2016
Can’t help but wonder if that face… statue… thing… was intentional.
#screenshotsaturday Jumping on people is almost as important as avoiding lazers. Don't touch the lazers. #indiedev pic.twitter.com/GNfSCnMlVL
— Sofa Squadron (@SofaSquadron) June 5, 2016
If only jumping on people was a viable tactic in real lif– waitaminute.
Gotta figure out how to deal with creatures bigger than a tile#indiedev #gamedev #screenshotsaturday #gaming pic.twitter.com/ZWDrvt5DXl
— Autarca (@AutarcaDev) June 4, 2016
Shriiiiink raaaaaaaaay! Shrink ray? SHRINK RAY!
#screenshotsaturday Mountain in 1080p pic.twitter.com/wxNkdz68Gq
— Orange Season (@tropical_puppy) June 4, 2016
She’ll be comin’ ’round the mountain…
Taking respite in the shade of the great timbers. #warofvelana #screenshotsaturday #pixelart #indiedev #gameart pic.twitter.com/4SHauyxw82
— Loreweaver (@LoreweaverCW) June 4, 2016
Wait, what? Rest is for the weak! And dead. Doesn’t look like this guy is either.
Hey #screenshotsaturday how about some blood and samurai? Any #pixelart ists out there looking for work? pic.twitter.com/ZIrASxKNWF
— Darrigaz (@Darrigaz) June 4, 2016
So. Very. Messy.
Random prop dump: A shogi board #screenshotsaturday #arpg #indiedev #gamedev pic.twitter.com/x9CaM2qmYO
— Setting Sun (@SettingSun_Arpg) June 4, 2016
If only it was playable. If only.
Some mandatory bridge maintenance for #screenshotsaturday! #gamedev #indiedev pic.twitter.com/GtyV9MZXJf
— TheSunWillRise (@SunWillRiseOfl) June 4, 2016
Ah, good ol’ “no crossing this bridge until it’s repaired” RPG element.
Crickets! Wait, I don’t see them? Boo.
If I say "You’ve got to help me! I’m a victim of society!" What would you say? #screenshotsaturday #AHoleNewWorld pic.twitter.com/dW5IbrJ1qN
— Mad Gear Games (@MadGearGames) June 4, 2016
I’d say “take it up with society”! Ha!