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 the Screenshot Saturday hashtag on Twitter.
For this week's Screenshot Survey, we have a cute bear with a goofy walk, castle sieges, a sci-fi Norse-inspired shooter, and scantily clad food warriors.
Bear and Breakfast
This one has been making rounds today, and it's no wonder why. I mean, look at this adorable bear. He doesn't walk on four feet like traditional bears (though they can kind of hobble around on two feet), so what I find particularly charming about this showcase is his walking animations. It's the perfect display of goofiness. More than that, though, the art style is fantastic. I love the environments in Bear and Breakfast, from a dilapidated inn to a luminescent forest full of mushrooms.
Bear and Breakfast is a recently announced title developed by Gummy Cat and published by Armor Games Studios. As an interesting note and pertaining to my love of flash games, it's cool to see the flash site Armor Games continue to publish titles like this. Now, in Bear and Breakfast, you'll create your very own inn—a bear and breakfast, if you will. It looks like you'll be able to manage all aspects of your business, including placing furniture via a grid system and managing guests' needs. The release date on Steam is "soon," so we'll just have to wait and see how it turns out.
It's my love for castles and medieval times that drew me to Becastled. I love to play games with castle sieges—games like Mount and Blade, where you can partake in a siege as an individual soldier. In fact, as a child I used to draw castles with soldiers climbing up its walls. I was definitely inspired by Lord of the Rings in that regard, hearkening to scenes like Helm's Deep. So, when I see a game like Becastled, where you can experience a siege, I'm all for it.
Becastled is developed by Mana Potion Studios. Instead of taking part as the invaders of a siege, you're going to be the ones defending your castle. It's a daunting task, but it sure looks fun. You'll be able to build up your medieval settlements, create walls, and have soldiers fend off invading forces. Knowing how bad I am at Age of Empires, I don't know how well my town with withstand attacks, but I'm sure I'll have fun regardless of the outcome. Becastled is slated for Early Access this year.
Gunnhildr is a FPS Roguelite taking place in a Norse inspired Sci-Fi universe. Launching November 17th on Steam: https://t.co/gEAp12hOjZ— Andrew DeSilva (@A_DeSilva) September 5, 2020
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Truly, Gunnhildr is a game after my own heart. Norse myth inspirations? Check. Science fiction? Check. A roguelite? Check. To top it all off, it looks to be in the style of retro FPS titles. Looking at this GIF, I'm really excited to see the environments and level design of Gunnhildr. This reminds me of a somewhat obscure game that I remember from my childhood—Too Human. Not in gameplay, of course, but in the setting. It was another science fiction, Norse-inspired title, and it had a wonderful design. Knowing that, I think Gunnhildr is going to nail the aesthetics.
Gunnhildr is developed and published by RatDog Games LLC. This narrative-based roguelite FPS promises to offer "dynamically generated dungeons" as well as progression to keep you trying and trying again. There's going to be a lot of loot including new guns and powerups, which players will acquire as they venture into the legendary Norse realm of Niflheim. Gunnhildr releases on Steam Early Access on Nov. 17.
Last year, I attended an indie event called The Mix, which was held in Los Angeles during E3. There was an overwhelming amount of games to play and I couldn't try them all. Some of the other TechRaptor staff were talking about one game which I did unfortunately miss, and that was Rawmen. They excitedly told me about a game where you play as scantily clad dads flinging soup at each other. If that wasn't the weirdest game I've ever heard of... but I mean, it sounds pretty awesome, doesn't it? You can definitely see why I was so intrigued by looking at this Tweet.
Rawmen is a multiplayer title that, as you might have guessed from the above, involves team-based warfare. Really, Rawmen seems to boil down to being a tasty third-person multiplayer title where you use food-based weapons to defeat your opponents. You also get to customize your crazy little Rawmen man, which has me excited to see just how wild it can get.
Are you excited about any of these games? Let us know in the comments below!