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. So without further ado…
Crystal Picnic (@Nooskewl)
Eggnogs! Wait, where’s mine? Probably in one of them massive kegs. If Frogbert and/or Egbert haven’t emptied them already, that is.
another room for Chloe's house, I should get into this #screenshotsaturday thing hmmm#BlessYouRip pic.twitter.com/p8gjAFWzAJ
— nightmargin @ Mightycon St Louis (@NightMargin) February 8, 2015
But… that’s just one room. Where’s the rest of the house? Where is it?! Maybe we’ll see more of Chloe’s quarters/home next #ScreenshotSaturday? Maybe.
Die, spider!#gamedev #indiedev #screenshotsaturday #pixelart pic.twitter.com/UDKnYpVcpt
— Sima (@LegendsOP) February 8, 2015
Legends of Pixelia (@LegendsOP)
“Die, spider!”? I like the way this one thinks! Death to spiders and other creepy crawlers. Oh right, the game looks pretty cool too, if a tad old-school.
Abusing the systems in place to create a small (optional) Overworld for DungeonDeities #screenshotsaturday #gamedev pic.twitter.com/zb3QYF67wX
— Onepixelgames (@onepixelgames) February 8, 2015
999 hearts? Methinks someone’s cheating. Then again, if the dev can’t cheat in his/her own creation… ya know? Also, that sign above the shop – was the writer intoxicated? Jokes aside, that 2D paper-ish look sure is stylish.
A little bit late, but #screenshotsaturday Next week want to finish big feature. Stay tuned! #gamedev #indiegame pic.twitter.com/yMf53A0XUM
— Bounty Train (@BountyTrain) February 9, 2015
Bounty Train (@BountyTrain)
Oho! A train robbery? Where do I sign up? Wait, something tells me the player is actually in charge of defending it against dastardly outlaws, as opposed to a case of plundering. Ah well. Still looks like a good time.