Our sincerest apologies in getting this week’s #screenshotsaturday roundup post out a little later than usual. We were initiating Project: Spring Cleaning, and were up to our ears in detergents and chemicals. This overwhelming fumes prompted us to pass out until today, and we awoke to find our hands on a keyboard mid-post.
That’s, like, totally the truth.
Anyhoo, here are great games that people were showing off, so please understand.
Rogue Process is a futuristic cyberpunk GTA themed retro pixel side-scrolling game. All those words together make me happy.
Murder, theft, sabotage – all valid ways to pay your back alley taxi fare in @rogue_process #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/gJMnZKgKBB
— mike cook (@mtrc) April 2, 2016
COLUMNAE aims to capitalize on a mix of steampunk and point-and-click adventuring. It’s the silhouetted cutout aesthetic that grabs my eyeballs, reminding me of European puppet cartoons of the 70s & 80s.
Putting that mechanical hand to good use. #screenshotsaturday #indiedev #gamedev pic.twitter.com/lL8OIH9dN8
— Moonburnt Studio (@MoonburntStudio) April 2, 2016
Angry John is up next, sporting some arcadey action with a sort of pulsing pixel aesthetic. Poppy colors make it easy on the eyes.
With great power comes great responsibility! This new item can be harmful! #screenshotsaturday #libgdx #indiedev pic.twitter.com/4txS1fEun8
— Łukasz Żmudziak (@lukz_dev) April 2, 2016
I don’t know what Planet Nomads is about, but holy moly is it ever pretty! And you can apparently pretend to be a lumberjack and knock trees over with vehicles, so that’s pretty neat.
Our programmer said he finished world objects. We weren't sure what he meant so he sent us this #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/rEE3xpLbLN
— Petr Růžička (@RuzickaPetr) April 2, 2016
Sometimes, just seeing others new to game design show off their projects is inspiring. Upon viewing Valeryi Savich’s Unreal Engine test, I want to load up the software and play around with it right away.
Making first steps with @UnrealEngine and C++. Hard to learn, but result is awesome! Yaw! Wohoo #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/QDeNLin8PD
— Valeryi Savich (@fx_relrin) April 2, 2016
The Warhammer world is IMMENSE. Whatever the rights holders are doing, they should definitely keep it up. The latest game, Man O’ War Corsair, which is nearing release, is a naval warfare game set in the universe.
Less than 2 weeks to go now…… #manowarcorsair #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/r7fqQJ3153
— Man O' War (@ManOWar_Corsair) April 2, 2016
Dandara looks terrific. The Metroidvania genre is exploding in popularity with the inde developer community, and Dandara looks to add some new ideas to the mix. Rotating worlds, bosses that move in and out of the screen, and a rich backstory could bring this to the forefront.
Have a peek on #Dandara's first boss, Augustus! :D#pixelart #indiedev #metroidvania#screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/xB1eH8vb6t
— Long Hat House (@longhathouse) April 2, 2016
There’s been a LOWREZ Jam going on that has spawned some really innovative uses of screen size — or lack thereof. This RPG might be one of the most unique.
Now we have village and forest locations. #LOWREZJAM 2016 #gamedev #indiedev #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/bqkwI4CRcu
— Anil Demir (@nettleflap) April 2, 2016