Featuring Balls, Food, Dust, and Boxes
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 I took a look at an angry ball, some delicious food trucks, the simple task of unpacking your room, and a cat maid on a quest to fight dust bunnies.
Lets start with an easy concept: you're a ball rolling around in the desert. Okay, a lot of us can probably relate to that. Not only that, but if you take off at the right angle, then you can turn yourself flat and fly. Now you're on to something. Such is the case with Exo One, a game that has come a long way since it started development in 2016.
On one hand you have what the game look liked in 2016, which is pretty good. There's some great feeling of drama as the little ball rolls across the desert. Then the post switches to the 2019 version, and suddenly everything looks worlds better. There's more momentum, there's more atmosphere, and the flying looks excellent. It's clear where the three years of work went, and it makes Exo One look like the best Journey-like journey to go on.
You can check out Exo One's Steam page here. Exo One is coming soon.
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!
I am an unashamed fan of the Cook, Serve, Delicious! games. So when I heard a third one was coming, I knew it was everything I needed. When I heard it was a food truck trip through a sci-fi post-apocalyptic America, I knew it was even more of what I needed. And what I also needed to know is what kind of crazy food trucks I can drive.
Preppin' some battle-ready food trucks (art by @morehandclaps ) for Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!— David Galindo (@chubigans) October 5, 2019
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Thankfully, now I can see. A few of the best restaurants from Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! have returned, just in a smaller, more compatible form. Have I dreamed of another chance to play in night club turned fast food chain Max Weiners? Yes, I have. So thank you for giving me back my Max Weiners, you crazy developers you.
You can check out Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!'s Steam page here. Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! is launching into Early Access in January 2020
Maybe it's because of my recent adventures on the Apple Arcade, but I've taken a love to weird little games about mundane activities. In comes Unpacking, a weird little game where you help unpack boxes and put a house back together. There is something simply calming about the entire experience.
Did you help out with unpacking as a kid? This is where you start in our game, Unpacking📦— Unpacking 📦 (@UnpackingALife) October 5, 2019
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This sort of zen puzzle game is the perfect trip for someone who may want to wind down after a hard day. With sweet calming music and the kind of gameplay that would make lovers of inventory managment blush, Unpacking feels unique and adorable. Plus it looks like a worlds better experience than the time I unpacked after my move. Though I'm sure most things are.
You can check out Unpacking's Steam page here. Unpacking is coming out late 2020.
Whiskers & Wags
Most of the cats I've met have been more apt at destroying homes than cleaning them. However, that's not going to stop Whiskers & Wags, a game where you play as a cat maid who needs to fight dust bunnies in an apartment. She does so with a combat system that looks more like a 2D Devil May Cry than whatever you're expecting.
So.. I've finally gotten the basic air attack to look a WHOLE lot smoother! It’s not so jittery anymore (compare with my previous gif) #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #indiedev #devtober #whiskersandwags #cat #maid #aseprite #gamemaker pic.twitter.com/Bst05hdXcL— AW0 [COMMS CLOSED FOR NOW] (@aw0_aj) October 5, 2019
It's kind of awesome, with a hilarious concept and some great pixel art backing it up. From the way the cat spins around, to the strange dust-filled apartment, everything looks fantastic. It reminds me of a brawling version of platformer Dustforce, and I can't wait to see more of it.
Whiskers & Wags currently does not have a release date.
How do you feel about this batch of games? Interested in any of them? Let us know in the comments below!