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 have a random assortment of cool games. Even if there's no theme for this Screenshot Survey, you won't want to miss these titles.
Eye of Life
This particular entry deviates from Screenshot Saturday tradition by providing an actual photo of development, not just a screenshot. But to me, this is what makes this tweet special. You don't get to see the way characters are drawn and created very often in game development. In the case for Eye of Life, we see the artist's tablet and the way they create different expressions for their character. It's super neat to see how this process is reflected into the game itself.
Eye of Life is an upcoming RPG developed by Cyber Realm Studio. If you follow the developer's twitter, you can see some progress pictures of their game so far. Right now, there isn't a lot of information on gameplay, but it does boast a crisp, anime-inspired art style. If you are interested in supporting the developers, you can also join the Patreon page for Eye of Life.
There Is No Light
On the internet, there are some questions that just must be asked. One of the most important is, "Can I pet the dog?" This tweet for There Is No Light poses this query. In my mind, all dogs are good boys, but I'm having second guesses here. These dogs? They don't look so good. They've got a fungus growing on their back, and what's that? Health bars? Yeah, that's going to be a no for me, dog.
There Is No Light is a an upcoming, dark action title developed by Zelart and published by HypeTrain Digital. There Is No Light is a brutal, grim title that tasks the protagonist with saving their child from the Church of the Great Hand. The protagonist's child is chosen as a sacrifice, so it's up to you to put a stop to it. With a large world that allows for non-linear exploration and plenty of brutal enemies and bosses, There Is No Light looks like a delight for those digging a new action-packed title. It's expected to release in Q3 2021.
I like to highlight some weird games on Screenshot Survey, but this one might take the cake. The developer for Cease is brazen, I'll give them that. They've decided to post a screenshot from their game with no context whatsoever. Even with context, though, I'm not sure if I could make any sense of it. There's a cactus-guy-thing, dancing cows (if they even are cows), and goodness knows what else. It looks like a desktop from the 90s, except on acid.
And look, I honestly did try to find out more about Cease. The developer's website is equally puzzling, intentionally so. Let's just say that Cease looks to be something special, and that might be an understatement. Hey, I know one thing, though: it's an RPG. Everything else seems up in the air.
The Library of Babel
So much can be said about this one, single scene. It's packed with so much detail and story. The robot bartender with a sick 'stache. The unused dart board with the face drawn on it. The overall dive look to the bar. It's a spectacular piece of art that has me invested in whatever The Library of Babel has to offer.
Developed by Tanuki Game Studio, The Library of Babel is a "stealth platformer journey" with spectacular visuals and atmosphere. Based on gameplay, it seems that The Library of Babel combines side-scrolling platforming, point-and-click-based mechanics, and plenty of story. What has me interested is the "stealth" aspect, since the last stealth platformer I played was so enjoyable—Mark of the Ninja. The world, animations, and mystery behind The Library of Babel look engrossing, and you can discover more for yourself when it releases in the future.