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Screenshot Survey: Animal Action

Gaming article by Austin Suther on October 19, 2019 at 4:59 PM
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Cute Animals and Co-op Action Games!

It’s Saturday, and that means it’s time for another Screenshot Survey. Every week, we take a look at a few cool new games in the works by game developers tweeting with #ScreenshotSaturday. For even more games you might be interested in, check out this hashtag on Twitter.

This week we bring you a couple cuddly animals (that aren't anthropomorphic this time) including an adorable sugar glider and a cat companion. We also look at a samurai punching the ground and an apocalypse full of food. What can possibly go wrong?

 

Away: The Survival Series

Sugar gliders are often forgotten members of the animal kingdom, but they're definitely one of the coolest. They get to see the world with a set of eyes most mammals would dream of. Plus, AWAY: The Survival Series just looks like plain fun, as you glide through some striking scenes of nature. Of course, this game isn't just a peaceful glide over nature; you'll face predators like snakes and scorpions while avoiding the terror that can be mother nature.

AWAY is the result of a successful Kickstarter by developer Breaking Walls. In it, you, the sugar glider, must search for a safer place to live as your world is faced with a "cataclysmic storm." It's inspired by nature documentaries, according to the Steam page, and Breaking Walls went as far as to hire Mike Raznik on board to compose the soundtrack for AWAY. Raznik's work includes the Planet Earth II and Life documentaries. AWAY launches some time in 2020.

 

Resolutiion

If you weren't interested in Resolutiion before, or even hadn't heard of it until now, maybe this will catch your attention. If you like cats—and cat companions—this is the one for you. The clever developers at Monolith of Minds made the right choice to have a furry friend in their new game, and they promise more cat content to come. I'll protect all the cats with my life!

Resolutiion is a top-down action adventure game, where players hack-and-slash through droves of enemies in a perilous, sci-fi world. According to the Steam page, "An old killer escorts a curious AI through chaotic combat, puzzling secrets, and unsettling calm in a dreamscape of madmen and sane animals." It sounds pretty intriguing, and I can't wait to pet the cats and any other animals that I encounter.

 

Clan N

Being the weeb that I am, I deeply enjoy anything with a Japan or Asian aesthetic. Clan N, according to its Steam page, has a far east theme, which you can clearly see in the gif above. Secondly, you see some decked-out samurai warrior punching the ground, causing the earth to ripple around him. I'm getting some earthbender vibes from Avatar, so that's another reason to give Clan N more than a cursory look.

Clan N is a co-op beat 'em up title by Creamative. There are four characters to choose from, so you and your friends can verbally fight over who gets to be who. With "7 levels divided into more than 50 sections" as well as mini-games and more, Clan N is shaping up to be an exciting co-op title for both online and local play.


Nom Nom Apocalypse

Here's my thought on the gif above. If there's an apocalypse full of food-like enemies, that sounds like the best case scenario. Food shortages during a supposed apocalypse is expected, but in this case, you can just kill these monsters and have an awesome burger after. I don't see a problem with that at all.

Nom Nom Apocalypse is an upcoming top-down shooter created by Deadleaf Games. The apocalypse is here, and it's filled with monstrous enemies in the form of cheeseburgers and other types of delicious foods. With procedural generation and different characters to choose from with unique abilities and perks, you can outlast the tasty apocalypse in five different environments with a group of friends in this co-op title.

What's your favorite game from this latest Screenshot Survey? Let us know in the comments below!

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I love to write, and I love to game. So, I've combined those two hobbies into one! Some of my favorite games include Fire Emblem, Halo, The Elder Scrolls, and World of Warcraft. Sometimes I like to read the occasional fantasy novel, too!