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.
We look at a few games that aren't spoopy, but the last two definitely are. It's nearly October, so it's time to get in the Halloween spirit!
The Hangar allows your workers to travel to the ground below and gather precious resources to bring back to your kingdom. It also allows you to send workers to complete quests. Airborne Kingdom coming soon!#screenshotsaturday #indiegame #citybuilder #madewithunity pic.twitter.com/dGjcbCrm6L— Airborne Kingdom - The Wandering Band (@AWanderingBand) September 26, 2020
The undeniable truth is that Airborne Kingdom is shaping up to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing games of 2020. The depth of field effect is a cool way to emphasize the hangar on your floating, steampunk-like town. I'd like to see just how far you can grow your own airborne base, since I'm sure it will be a spectacle to behold.
Airborne Kingdom is an upcoming strategy title developed and published by The Wandering Band LLC. In this super-stylized, beautiful title, you'll create and grow your city and explore the skies; but the ground below, that's something else to consider. You see, this mosaic tile-like landscape has settlements as well, which you will interact with on your adventure. While there's no definitive release date yet, Airborne Kingdom still has a 2020 release date and is launching on the Epic Games Store.
One Lonely Outpost
What's the first thing YOU want to do when you arrive and start your farm?#Kickstarter is up for just 3 more days - back & share for exclusive stuff, including a starting tool boost!https://t.co/lDyq6iHWxS#indiedev | #screenshotsaturday | #gamedev | #indiegame | #xbox | #ps5 pic.twitter.com/McazbJ9fzK— One Lonely Outpost - Kickstarter LIVE NOW! (@1LonelyOutpost) September 26, 2020
The setting behind Stardew Valley was so familiar, but what happens when you take the concepts of farming and building relationships to the stars? It looks like you get One Lonely Outpost. To me, the most intriguing concept behind One Lonely Outpost is the way they portray farming on a colonized planet. Sure, tomatoes and potatoes are exciting, but I want to farm some real funky stuff. Like, as the One Lonely Outpost Kickstarter uses as an example, fuzzy tomatoes. Now that's what I'm talking about.
One Lonely Outpost is an upcoming farming sim by Aurorian Studios. As mentioned, this is currently running a Kickstarter, although there's just three days to go. Already, it's managed to surpass its goal and clench over six figures, so there's a lot of hype behind this one. Players will take part in a growing space colony, raise livestock, farm, and explore the mysteries this planet has to offer. Players can take a more natural route with their farming, but again, I prefer going crazy with genetic modification. Bring on the weird stuff, I say; after all, space is all about exploring the unknown. One Lonely Outpost has an estimated release date of August 2022.
Dread X Collection 3
Introducing Noter! This friendly signpost is here to help you be the best Bubbo you can possibly be!— 💖 Breogán is a cute witch who will hex you 💖 (@BreoganHackett) September 26, 2020
Seek Noter's advice when Bubbo: Adventure On Geralds Island comes out as part of @DreadXP_'s #DreadXCollection3 #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/gKR8c9hKJ6
When I think of the Dread X Collection series, I don't envision a game like this. So that's got me thinking: What on Earth is this game cooking up? There's got to be something spooky about it, and that makes this cute, colorful Nintendo-64-style platformer a very curious game, indeed. As of right now, I can say that I'm a little freaked out by how this game, Bubbo: Adventure on Gerald's Island, is looking. There's something deeper to it, I know so.
Indeed, Dread X Collection is known for these spooky, creepy games. Each collection has a theme, and this time it's "spoopy." So, it's a combination of spooky and cute. Now, along with Bubbo: Adventure on Gerald's Island, we also have 11 other games developed within a set time limit (like a game jam). You can also check out the previous two Dread X Collection of games, which all released this year. For now, though, we'll have to wait until we discover the true mystery of Bubbo when this collection launches on Steam in October.
The Last Stand: Aftermath
One of the most coveted flash game series, in my mind, is The Last Stand series. Heck, I'd consider Con Artist Games to be one of the top Flash developers, at least when I was still going around playing all Flash had to offer. And while Flash is going away, its legacy lives on as developers move on to create new titles for the masses. So, you can definitely tell that I'm pleased and happy to find that The Last Stand lives on with Aftermath... and it looks sick. Those brutal blood splatters as your survivor caps some zombies looks awesome.
Developed by Con Artist Games, The Last Stand: Aftermath is currently on Kickstarter and has a few weeks left to go. I'm excited that it's just more The Last Stand, a game that's gritty and doesn't shy away from the brutality of a zombie apocalypse—the dead walking is a farfetched concept, but hey, it's 2020, so anything can happen. This particular entry is a roguelite, and players take control of a survivor already infected with the virus, so you're going to die. But if you're going to die, you might as well go down fighting, so you'll be compiling resource for your next character, which is where that roguelite permadeath and metaprogression comes in. It all looks great, so it'll be cool to see The Last Stand: Aftermath attain its funding goal and launch in 2021.
Which of these games are you most interested in? Let us know in the comments below!