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 look at a slashy adventure with a complex combat system, a promising pixel strategy title, an ambitious Metroidvania, and a slinging game that'd make Spider-Man himself jealous.
Unto The End
A duel— Stephen Danton (@2TonStudios) November 2, 2019
B + LS L, LB
A + Y
LT + X
Y#UntoGame https://t.co/YoUjGrYlsI #screenshotsaturday #indiedev pic.twitter.com/ZpQh4Hq1Iq
Unless this is some cryptic language, I'm assuming this tweet is about Unto The End's combat system. From what I can gather, there are many different buttons and combos to use in order to attack your opponents. Whatever the case may be, the result is glorious. The combat in the tweet above looks butter smooth. Knowing me though, I won't be able to pull off cool moves or anything near as well as this developer does.
Unto the End is an upcoming action adventure game developed by 2 Ton Studios and published by Big Sugar. It's a 2D complex one-on-one battles and plenty of challenge. Unto the End's Steam page touts no hand-holding and a "combat system focused on skill and mastery." Here's hoping I can become a master of the sword, too!
New enemy! Fly Fly Fly!— Iron Vulture (@001studios) November 2, 2019
#screenshotsaturday #indiedev #gamedev #pixelart #madewithunity #ドット絵 #ironvulture pic.twitter.com/5YVm0UPd8V
If you hate bugs, Iron Vulture might be for you. I'm a sucker for pixel art, if you haven't guessed already from my previous entries of Screenshot Survey. This tweet oozes with style (and bug blood). I love the post-apocalyptic, tribal-like look of this axe-toting warrior, and the the background is full of detail, raising many questions about this world's origins.
Iron Vulture is an upcoming RTS game developed by Taiwan-based 001Studio Games. Although development seems to be early, you can follow the developer's blog to keep track of the game. The developers are focusing on hand-crafted levels, six different main characters, and unique enemies with different abilities, to name a few things. I'm looking forward to more!
Added a quick FOV punch when initiating flight to help sell that feeling of speed#screenshotsaturday #gamedev #madewithunity pic.twitter.com/j5c91Cbi0c— Phi Dinh (@phi6) November 2, 2019
I might be the only weirdo thinking this, but I get some serious War for Cybertron vibes from this game. What I loved about those Transformers titles by High Moon Studios was the ability to change from gun-wielding transformer to spaceship on the fly. The freedom of movement was exhilarating, and it looks like Recompile captures the speed and varied combat options that made those games special.
Recompile is an upcoming action/Metroidvania game with what appears to be a unique plot. Look, I'm not this big computer wiz, but on a basic level, you take the role of an artificial intelligence in a world called the Mainframe. The Steam page says "The game's entire narrative takes place within 1 second of real time." Despite this, it looks like a sprawling, massive adventure. With multiple paths, endings, players can look forward to hacking and wreaking havoc in Recompile when it releases next year.
Just some smooth swinging for this #screenshotsaturday 😎#indiedev #madewithunity #synthwave #graffitigames pic.twitter.com/Ccdrw09dGL— Cyber Hook (@BlazingStick) November 2, 2019
You ever wanted to fling around New York City as Spider-Man through his own eyes? Well, too bad. That's not happening right now. What is coming out is Cyber Hook, where you sling around neon-soaked, retro levels with a cool "cyber hook." This Tweet above captures the momentum of slinging very well. Not like I'd know, since I don't fling webs, but I digress—I imagine this is exactly what it'd look like, minus the blocky neon everything.
Cyber Hook, developed by Blazing Stick and Graffiti Games, is set to come out early next year. It's a first-person platformer where you run, jump, and shoot your cyber hook to get to the end of the level. There's even enemies to fight with a laser gun!
Which of these titles are you excited for? Let us know in the comments below!