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.
It's post non-E3, and we took a little break on Screenshot Survey. Now we're back, so take a look at today's offerings: a game about fashion policing, a unique bullet hell, a smooth beat 'em up, and a toad!
Fashion Police Squad
The greatest crime ever conceived is terrible fashion. At least, that's probably what this gunslinging Fashion Policeman (if that is what you would call them) thinks. The only way to pacify such criminals is with this incredibly unique sewing machine-looking gun called the Tailormade. I feel like it would hurt to get shot by it, but it seems to change people's fashion sense a bit, so I'm all for it.
Fashion Police Squad is an upcoming FPS developed and published by Mopeful Games. In this title, you'll take the role of an incredibly stylish cop named Sergeant Des. As you might be able to tell, it takes some inspiration from retro FPS titles, from the 2D sprites of the enemies to the 3D environments. Other than blasting away at enemies with various unique and fashion-oriented guns, you'll be able to experience a story as you progress from level to level.
Here's an updated Gameplay montage for HyperCore, a Rhythm Bullet Hell where we show glimpses of the levels to come.— Gameinaframe (@gameinaframe) June 27, 2020
Wishlist+Demo on Steam : https://t.co/EWA5CowzNg#screenshotsaturday #indiedev #gamedev #steam #demo pic.twitter.com/M53stNMYpr
This is an extremely witty concept with HyperCore. It's a "rhythm bullet hell," which is something of an anomaly. Usually, bullet-hell games are just that: hellish, chaotic, and full of projectiles going every which way. Often times, the pattern of bullets results in a mishmash of mayhem. I see a lot of uniformity to the chaos of HyperCore, and what makes it even better is the soundtrack. Being a rhythm game, you need a solid soundtrack to be any good, and so far, HyperCore looks to nail it.
HyperCore is developed and poublished by by Gameinaframe. It also features several modes like time attack and even co-op, according to HyperCore's feature list. What's even more interesting to me is the ability to import your own music into the game. Likely, this means that you can jam out to Linkin Park's "Numb" while you dodge bullets. I can't think of anything more edgy than that, man. Good news is, you can also play HyperCore now; a Steam demo is available, while its full release is set for Q1 2021.
Are 2D sidescrolling beat 'em up games making a comeback? We had Streets of Rage 4 earlier this year, which met critical success and received high praise in our own review. Now, we have Ronimo's Blightbound coming out this year. It looks like Furious Jack is another beat 'em up to contribute to the resurgence of the genre, and it looks stylish as heck and smooth as butter. The comic book interjections as you bash a fool's noggin is a nice little effect to add more weight to the combat.
Furious Jack is developed ForginGames. The details seem a little difficult to find, but as far as I can tell, Furious Jack has been in development since at least 2017. Updates to the public regarding the game's development ceased for several years, but more concept art and gifs have returned very recently. I don't know why the developers went silent for a while, but it seems to have paid off. Furious Jack looks cinematic and oozes with passion for beat 'em ups. While there doesn't seem to be a release date yet, be sure to follow this game's development if you're interested.
There are some awesome boss fights in #TombToad!! ✨— Crescent Moon Games 🌙 (@CM_Games) June 27, 2020
Stay tuned for more! This game is currently in development!! 😄🐸@MissionCTRLGame #gamedev #pixelart #indiegamedev #retrogame #ScreenShotSaturday pic.twitter.com/DGNe0SydQV
First off, bonus points for an awesome name. Titles aren't everything, but a good title makes a difference. When you read the title, you don't have a clue what a Tomb Toad is, but you want to know. As it relates to this tweet, one can assume that our protagonist is the tiny fellow trying to escape the onslaught of burning skulls shooting out of the spooky skeleton toad.
Tomb Toad is developed by Mission Control Games. It's a title that will launch on mobile devices, and while there aren't too many details, I can tell from various gifs that you'll be able to rotate the room. In doing so, this allows your toad protagonist navigate dungeons. Just look out for more information in the future if Tomb Toad tickles your fancy!
Interested in any of these games? What's your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!