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.
Vaporizer Mode. Touching the sides, in this case, is not good. #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/oZrcZRxwHs
— Power Drive 2000 (@MegacomGames) August 6, 2016
“Vaporizer Mode”? Sounds dangerous. I LIKE IT!
It's hard when you're the only one around who knows the future.#indiedev #gamedev #indiegame #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/JS0xqfSGxq
— GB Patch Games (@Patch_Games) August 6, 2016
Honestly, I’d (probably) cheese it too. Totally get where he / she / it is coming from with that.
Meet P.B., the best sandcastle builder on the island! #screenshotsaturday #indiegame #indiedev #pixelart pic.twitter.com/CtDOMJmJmH
— August in situ (@augustinsitu) August 6, 2016
That… is one odd sandcastle. Very odd.
Being continuously cloned to destroy droids isn't so bad when the scenery is calming. #screenshotsaturday #indiedev pic.twitter.com/zfHXqUI1tA
— MONOTHETIC (@MONOTHETIC) August 6, 2016
I agree with approximately a third of that statement.
real evil is out there #anightinthewoods #gamedev #indiedev #indiegames #screenshotsaturday better stay hidden… pic.twitter.com/x1WrVj4cAt
— Cracked Egg Games (@crackedegggames) August 6, 2016
Real evil needs to burn then. Burn, I say. Burn!
All trading card/badge art submitted to Steam for Echoes of the Fey! #gamedev #VisualNovel #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/XZ7a9iBS1k
— Woodsy Studio (@WoodsyStudio) August 6, 2016
Scene: Sofya just told a bad joke, and the cat’s acting slightly amused with a “well how about that!” pose. I think.
Awaiting Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics at #Rio2016 #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/UjPySfXZzp
— Plastic (@plasticdemo) August 6, 2016
Already more exciting than the real deal.
The Light Fairytale project is still alive. The #KickStarter campaign is coming soon!#JRPG #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/1yDaZzkndh
— neko.works (@bakanekofr) August 6, 2016
“Still… alive.”? HOW?!
I don't now what I'm doing but is not working so I guess it's ok #screenshotsaturday #godotengine pic.twitter.com/oTNAHjONF6
— ⟣e (@_eons) August 6, 2016
Oh man, so much multiplication, and then… wait, “call self”? Alrighty then.
The one zombie in our game. He's on the phone with his agent. #screenshotsaturday #indiegames #gamedev pic.twitter.com/7QRGxz5ziH
— Hard-Boiled Software (@HardBoiledSoft) August 6, 2016
Something tells me he’s gonna need more than his agent to get out of that one.