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.
This week we have unconventional firefighting, a frenetic shmup, a visually unique action RPG, and a whole lot of orcs.
Looks like we've got ourselves an electrical fire. Alright, that pun was definitely terrible, but then again, I don't know of any fire that spawns strands of electricity like it's some sort of magical attack out of World of Warcraft. Thankfully, it seems like the firefighters of Embr are well equipped to handle the situation. I wouldn't suggest wearing a plaid shirt when fighting fires, though.
Embr is an upcoming firefighter game developed by Muse Games and published by Curve Digital. It lets your average ordinary civilian become firefighters. You and a couple friends can rush into infernos and put them out with your useful handheld hose and other tools. Tools such as an axe, ladder, and even a trampoline will help you save civilians and fight the infernos. Embr comes out on Steam's Early Access in spring of this year.
On top of more aggressive AI and new attack patterns, some enemy types in NG+ also come in rare elite variants with even deadlier arsenal.— JET LANCER (@JetLancerGame) April 4, 2020
More info about NG+ design: https://t.co/zAfdIzfQw4#screenshotsaturday #indiedev #pixelart pic.twitter.com/1e6zzcpOiR
This is taking shoot em' up games to the next level. I love the look of the insane, flashy, lightning-fast effects of Jet Lancer's gameplay. To add into the craziness are the bullet-hell-like projectiles, which is likely sure to keep the adrenaline pumping. The use of parallax in the background to add a bit more depth to the visuals are also a nice touch.
Jet Lancer is published by Armor Games Studios and developed by Vladimir Fedyushkin, Nicolai Danielsen, and features a roaring soundtrack by Fat Bard. In this shmup title, you take the role of a mercenary with a customizable jet that can be fit with various armaments and more. You'll be taking on other enemy aircraft, yes, but there's also boss battles such as a flying robot-snake-thing. That's enough to get anyone excited when Jet Lancer launches in 2020.
Hi #screenshotsaturday ! I spent a week just working on this combat ... still some polishing to do but getting there... what do you guys think?#indiegame #madewithunity #unity3d #rpg #indiegamedev #gamedev #diablo #fantasy #actionrpg #roguelite #hackandslash #unitydev pic.twitter.com/2WZgKDkgwV— Crumbling World (@DumeArts) April 4, 2020
This next game immediately caught my interest due to its self-described "diorama-like" levels. From the movement of the knight and dragon to the papery graphical style, the result is a really interesting visual experience. The far-off camera view is not something I typically enjoy in my games, but I think this works in Crumbling World and complements its style. As a side note, I'm not confident this knight is going to make it through the encounter. Why do knights wear full steel versus a flame-spewing creature, when said flames could very well make the armor feel more like an oven?
Crumbling World is developed by Dani Marti and published by Dume Arts. As an action RPG, there are multiple classes to choose from and upgrade such as the knight we see above, but also a wizard, archer, and more. The world is procedurally generated, but I hope there's a human's touch in all the dungeons to really make that awesome diorama style pop.
Do you ever find yourself wondering why orcs and humans are eternal enemies? And why do humans always win, when frankly, the humans are just as bad or worse than the orcs? Warcraft 3 does the human versus orc dynamic well, but it doesn't allow you to be just the orcs for the duration of the game. You have to see the battle on both sides. Well, you can forget about any moral qualms with ORX and just throw hordes of these burly green brutes into human cities and watch it all burn. You know you want to.
ORX is an upcoming strategy game by developer johnbell. Its hand-drawn style tells me that it's a game that doesn't take itself too seriously in tone. Usually orcs are brain-dead cannon fodder anyways, so I hope that ORX can can combine difficult strategic warfare with some humorous elements as well. Right now, ORX's release date on Steam is set for some time "this millennia," so if we're lucky, we'll live to see the release of this game.
Interested in any of these games? What's your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!