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, Samurai Jack makes his return, this time in the form of a video game! What's more, we have a look at Dusk creator David Szymanski's latest game, a steampunk RPG, and a social deduction title. Like these games? Give them your support on Twitter!
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
The announcement of Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time surprised just about everyone, but it was a pleasant surprise indeed. The iconic cartoon from the early 2000s is making a return as an action video game, and the visuals made a smooth transition from your TV screens to your PC monitors. Jack here, taking his look from Season 5, is running past some devious traps. I'm getting flashbacks to Sen's Fortress from Dark Souls!
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is developed by Soleil Ltd., known for working on Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. As you can expect, Battle Through Time is published by Adult Swim Games. As a canonical part of Samurai Jack lore, you're not going to want to miss out on this action title when it releases this Summer on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch.
Rats for Breakfast
Developer David Szymanski, known for creating the hit 2018 shooter Dusk, has another game in development, and it looks just as trippy and spooky. As this GIF takes us through the dark halls of what could only be described as a nightmarish, old school, I can't help but look in awe at the unique graphical style. While it's mostly just one color with black for contrast, it's such a captivating style.
Rats for Breakfast isn't an FPS as you might expect from the developer of Dusk, but it does have the horror elements that meshed so well with the shooter's frantic gameplay. Rats for Breakfast is "a surreal, narrative-driven, gameplay-fueled horror game" according to its Steam page. What horrors wait within the not-so-subtly named Rats for Breakfast? Well, I can't wait to find out.
Gestalt: Steam and Cinder
Care to have a drink? How about a bartender that effortlessly flips a bottle in the air, pours out the whiskey and slides your glass over faster than a jet engine? That's just the type of style I like, and Gestalt: Steam and Cinder oozes with the stuff. Furthermore, one of my favorite pixel artists, @Cyangmou, lovingly crafted the steampunk world for Gestalt. That makes it all the more appealing, I think!
Gestalt: Steam and Cinder is more than just booze. It's a metroidvania platformer developed by Metamorphosis Games and published by Sold Out. You play a badass heroine named Aletheia. In this steampunk world, you'll fight robotic enemies and upgrade your character with new stats and abilities. It features a strong narrative and even "choice-driven dialogue." Here's hoping there's some tough choices that need to be made. Gestalt: Steam and Cinder comes out later this year.
Completely revamped all vegetation and replaced it with more detailed trees and grass for better atmosphere#gamedev #screenshotsaturday #IndieGameDev #indiedev #ue4 #GameDeveloper pic.twitter.com/fPpkl3z9Fj— eville (@eville_game) March 7, 2020
Do you want to lose your faith in humanity? If you don't watch or read the news, then you can do that by playing a social deduction game, like in Werewolf or Town of Salem. Eville is a particularly interesting game of this genre, since it has a beautiful town to explore. Normally, there isn't an exploration component to social deduction games, and that's what makes this environmental shot special.
Eville gives each player a role, and it's up to you and your fellow villagers to determine who is behind the murders plaguing your village. Players will vote for who they believe is behind the murders until the true culprit is caught—or maybe, the killer will get away. Each role has different abilities, such as the Mayor, who has two votes instead of one. Again, the setting and the ability to explore the village makes Eville all the more interesting.
Interested in any of these games? What's your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!