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 have anthropomorphic alligators, quirky contraption construction, a very good walrus, and hard-boiled cops that so happen to be chickens.
To begin with the now continued, totally random theme of anthropomorphic animals in our Screenshot Survey series, we have alligators that may as well be people. In the tweet above, it looks like you'll be able to play over 25 minigames in the full release of this goofy game called Later Alligator. Contacting spirits with an Ouija board? What could possibly go wrong?
Later Alligator is developed by Pillowfight and Smallbu Animation Studio; the studio is an Emmy winner, and you can see the superb visuals reflected in the tweet above. In Later Alligator, you take the role of Pat, who must uncover a conspiracy in Alligator New York City.
I'll be the first to admit that I'm terrible at building anything in games, be it in Bridge Constructor or the old flash game Fantastic Contraption. I do admire the silly animations and physics of the above tweet, though. While I do think there are better ways to take out some pesky goblins, I have to admire the ingenuity of our blue protagonist displayed here.
Right now, there doesn't seem to be a great deal of information on Cobblin' Goblins other than the developer's Twitter. Michal Marcinkowski, creator of Cobblin' Goblins, is also known for making King Arthur's Gold, another popular constructor game found on Steam. Physics and destruction seems to be Marcinkowski's forte, so I don't doubt that Cobblin' Goblins will turn out well too.
This walrus does not have arms and legs, but it's still adorable. Any time any sort of pinniped is in a game, you've caught my attention. Looking at you, Trash Sailors! Unfortunately, it doesn't look like it's a wise idea to marvel in the walrus' cuteness, as he tilts your trashy raft to the side, which is a potential disaster. I don't agree with your characters beating the dickens out of the poor, toothy creature, but there isn't much you can do when your life is on the line.
Trash Sailors is developed by fluckyMachine and published by QubicGames S.A. It's slated for a 2020 release date, and you can access its Steam page right now. In Trash Sailors, two people can play co-op and attempt to survive on a ramshackle raft in a flooded, dangerous world filled with not just walruses, but giant alligators and tentacled beasts.
Playing off of our second edition of an Anthropomorphic Animal theme once more, Chicken Police makes the cut. This is a very realistic, almost uncanny looking game, but the gloomy noir aesthetic has me hooked. And like any good detective, you have a notebook full of meticulous notes. I love all the small attentions to detail in Chicken Police, and that notebook is no exception.
Chicken Police is an upcoming adventure title by The Wild Gentlemen, and is set to release on March 20th, 2020. You and your buddy chicken cop set out to solve a wild police case; in order to do this, you'll need to investigate, interrogate, collect clues, and more. And the best part is, everyone is an animal!