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.
http://t.co/TfXfPHeQ2Q "Graph Integred" What do u think? #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #indiedev #unity3d #videogame pic.twitter.com/4fcG8p3QUO
— Lord of the dungeon (@LordOTDungeon) August 8, 2015
I think someone’s in trouble, because… that skeleton looks evil!
This old bridge is a hundred years old! #screenshotsaturday #indiegame pic.twitter.com/6ZkIyWsXFC
— Blake Leftwich (@blakeleftwich) August 8, 2015
An old bridge is making everyone look this happy? Love the art style, but… an old bridge?
Forts victory condition #2 – Targeting reactor directly! #screenshotsaturday #kinda #IndieDev #IndieGame #GameDev pic.twitter.com/98yAto9UYs
— EarthWork Games (@EarthWorkGames) August 8, 2015
Looks like someone forgot to purchase proper quality reactor shielding…
Winners don't use drugs. Not sure where they stand on mushrooms though… #ScreenshotSaturday #gamedev #Luna pic.twitter.com/A8n06H4S3J
— Double Stallion Games (@dblstallion) August 8, 2015
But mushrooms are delicious! And in some games, they give you an insane growth spurt too! YEAH!
levels feel so much nicer when you get some npcs in #screenshotsaturday #pixelart #gamedev https://t.co/yigUQPnO7K pic.twitter.com/atjAiYFNaT
— Edd Parris (@empika) August 8, 2015
Looks like a case of… heavy rain.
Rainbow explosions of destruction. #gamedev #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/AYP1ABEAfb
— Ben James (@PeachPiePro) August 8, 2015
Wow. Who’s fighting who, and what the heck is going on? Also, rainbows!
Shootin' aliens #gamedev #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/BED2Pxo3QA
— Justin Rempel (@spacewavesoft) August 8, 2015
That pilot’s gonna need bigger guns for sure.
One more screenshot for the upcoming game "Songs for a Hero". #screenshotsaturday #indiedev #indiegamelover pic.twitter.com/CDNlyt4zof
— Dumativa (@dumativa) August 9, 2015
…vultures gotta eat?
#screenshotsaturday #stainedwithmagic #visualnovel #gamedev pic.twitter.com/Gi9ZTnuHh1
— Stained with Magic (Hiatus) (@Stained_Magic) August 8, 2015
Yikes. Yeah, no going back from that. Definitely the point of no return.
D-Pixel version 0.9.. #DPixel #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/hMw51pmLta
— Richard (@I_am_Richard_P) August 8, 2015
Anyone else see a lot of tiny, adorable space marines, or am I losing my mind (again)?
#indiegames #gamedev #screenshotsaturday Robin Hood is 100% stealth game: don't bump into grandpa or it's game over! pic.twitter.com/JoQtqRQ7QJ
— Roberto Dillon (@rdillon73) August 8, 2015
That’s a unique take on the Robin Hood tale, if I ever saw one!
Yeah, technically it's sunday. And technically this is a mockup. What are you, a cop? #screenshotsaturday #GBJam pic.twitter.com/lyqLdUeA42
— Vinícius Menézio (@vmenezio) August 9, 2015
Mockup, schmockup – all I see is a cool looking GameBoy-ish screenshot, and that’s fine.
Bit late #screenshotsaturday , but we have the balls. Also, we felt 6 players didn't quite cut it. #indiedev #gamedev pic.twitter.com/lcxbSYtDgn
— Tim Baijens (@timbaijens) August 8, 2015
Getting the town of Crowperch ready for our #PAXPrime build. #screenshotsaturday #indiedev #gamedev pic.twitter.com/kxpKFKw3lS
— Galvanic Games (@galvanicgames) August 8, 2015
Uh, that’s a rather small town? What is going on?
— Sophie H (@S0phieH) August 7, 2015
Nothing? Boulderdash. I spy with my little eye… pixel art and… a tablet! A mysterious tablet. Yup.
#screenshotsaturday of my #gbjam. There's a horror in the darkness! pic.twitter.com/RkrDCzaipC
— Polyducks (@Polyducks) August 8, 2015
Well, it’s often said that the most terrifying things are those shrouded by darkness, so there.
Demetrios #adventuregame – Bjorn & Sandra just arrived to… Nogo :p #gamedev #screenshotsaturday @indiegamemag pic.twitter.com/Z5VnHeH2go
— Fabrice Breton (@COWCATGames) August 8, 2015
Yeah right. I’m calling her bluff. Right now. Prove me wrong!
So I said I would AA it when I get the time. It's finally the weekend! #screenshotsaturday for @PixelArtAcademy pic.twitter.com/ZDaRsjkARE
— Retro (@retronator) August 8, 2015
Oho! Creativity in the making. Or something along those lines.
Black knights with healers incoming. #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #pixelart pic.twitter.com/6UIUlS41EM
— Michael Buettner (@m_buettner) August 8, 2015
Ah, the eternal struggle: black knights vs. healers (or… wait, are the healers siding with the knights?!).
Goblin Sword second content update coming soon. #screenshotsaturday #indiedev #gamedev #pixelart pic.twitter.com/JoN0St21wH
— Gelato Games (@GelatoGames) August 8, 2015
Read the description. Clicked to see a sword made from goblins. Cue disappointment.