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 cute critters, ridiculous weapons, a giant hand, and an armored monster!
The Eternal Cylinder
You control a herd of Trebhums in The Eternal Cylinder, then enhance them with mutations to better survive. *Note* Adorability is not a mutation, IT'S THEIR NATURAL STATE.— GS Entertainment (@GoodShepherdEnt) July 18, 2020
Sign up for the Beta: https://t.co/EBlAUXzbZX #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/4as6NRp8O8
Among the plethora of trailers and reveals we saw during non-E3 last month, The Eternal Cylinder is undeniably one of the more unique. Was it the game's alien world, or perhaps the fact that a giant freaking cylinder perpetually rolls around the world, crushing anything in its path? Maybe that had something to do with it, but for me, I'm more concerned with the adorable creatures that star in this game.
As we can see from the tweet above, they are called Trebhums. These critters might not all look exactly the same, but they are certainly cute. Me personally, I love the fat fluffy one. It's going to be very fun to see all of the Trebhums you can play as.
The Eternal Cylinder is a an upcoming survival game developed by ACE Team and published by Good Shepherd Entertainment. In The Eternal Cylinder, you'll have to face multiple threats as your herd of Trebhums attempt to survive in a world out to destroy them. There's that huge cylinder that rolls around the globe, but also plenty of bizarre creatures and enemies.
Your herd of adorable Trebhums can mutate to survive, which helps you adapt to different situations and hopefully make it out alive. Check out The Eternal Cylinder on the Epic Games Store when it launches later this year.
Forge and Fight!
🛠️ You can combine and create a huge variety of different weapons in Forge and Fight!— Forge and Fight! (@forgeandfight) July 18, 2020
For #screenshotsaturday we wanted to show you one of the weapons we made this week!
Wishlist the Game: https://t.co/ITalcTttEO pic.twitter.com/YRxSoDSLCE
I always thought that with bladed weapons, the less sophisticated the better. You know, swords are pretty standard things. It's just a pointy stick with an edge. I think Forge and Fight! is throwing out that philosophy in favor of absolute chaos.
What do you even call this weapon? It looks lethal, sure, but I don't see how you wouldn't just hurt yourself slashing that thing around. I'm not complaining though; I prefer wacky weapons. It makes things more exciting.
Forge and Fight! is developed and published by Flamebait Games. It's a multiplayer title where you craft your own blades and guns with an absurd amount of parts. Then, you can take that weapon onto the battlefield and slash or shoot your opponents.
The game's Steam page says there are more than 40 parts to make your contraptions of doom, so I suspect that the options are just about limitless. Me? I think I'd prefer to add a couple dozen blades on my weapons. Look for Forge and Fight! in the future!
A power outage in the train tunnels..?— ULTRAKILL - WISHLIST ON STEAM (@ULTRAKILLGame) July 18, 2020
There's only a couple levels left to go before Act I is complete, so expect Early Access to start within a couple months at https://t.co/O1Javi8441#screenshotsaturday #gamedev #indiedev #madewithunity #unity3d pic.twitter.com/KdHttZoqwk
When it gets dark in an FPS title, there's likely two different reasons. First, maybe up that brightness? If not, you're about to get attacked, shot at, or ambushed by something. Now, usually it's not a big deal, but I'm absolutely creeped out by this instance in Ultrakill.
Watching this clip, I expected some enemies to run at you or something. What I absolutely didn't expect was a giant hand trying to crush your into a pulp. Sure, it's terrifying, but I'm certainly ready to find out how I can make it die.
Ultrakill is an upcoming retro-style FPS game by Hakita and published by New Blood Interactive. Take control of a lithe robot that regains health by soaking the the blood of their enemies—absolutely brutal, man. Said enemies are an FPS classic: demons.
There's a score counter if you're a person that loves to rack up as many points as possible. It's old-school cool, that's for sure. You can try it out now with a free demo on Steam.
TechRaptor writer Joseph Allen previewed Ultrakill a few weeks ago and said: "Its boss encounters, relentless gameplay, and twists on an old formula keep it feeling fresh." As a fan of all the new retro shooters coming out, I'm looking forward to Ultrakill.
One of the island's creatures. This huge armored chitin monster will be a serious obstacle for your landing on the island.#VoidTrain #UnrealEngine #indiegame #gamedev #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/FuMdeq8Lrq— VoidTrain (@PlayVoidTrain) July 18, 2020
Finishing up today's Screenshot Survey, we have another game shown off during our non-E3. This time, it's VoidTrain. This one caught my interest because of its supernatural, floating train, as well as the monster design. This time, I present you the latter.
Among the many monsters you'll encounter in your travels is this armored beast, it seems. I'm a big fan of its powerful design. It reminds me of the Protheans from Mass Effect, to some extent, which have a fantastic, totally alien design to them. Either way, I can't wait to see what this thing can do. Does it roll around? Does it lumber about with its armored legs? We'll see.
VoidTrain is a cooperative title developed by Nearga and published by HypeTrain Digital. You and a group of friends can set out on an adventure with your very own voidtrain. This train will take you to new worlds as you attempt to survive gravity-defying environments and perilous areas filled with monsters.
You can upgrade your train, which is something I look forward to. This looks like exactly the type of game my friends and I would play, so I am excited to see what VoidTrain has to offer later this year.