It's Saturday once more. It's a great day to sit back, relax, play some video games, and of course look at some cool indies highlighted during Twitter's #ScreenshotSaturday. Every Saturday, TechRaptor picks out a few outstanding tweets for our Screenshot Survey.
This week, we have several promising and unique indie games to look at. Ever wanted a game that played like Mario Kart's Rainbow Road maps? Maybe you're interested in started your very own medieval inn. We also look at a beautiful environmental scene from an upcoming indie, as well as something that appears like a trippy Metroid Prime title. If any of these games interest you, make sure that you support the developers by giving them a follow on social media.
Light Trail Rush Screenshot Surveyhttps://twitter.com/LightTrailRush/status/1167799368201777152
You ever finish a Rainbow Road track from Mario Kart and say to yourself: "Yeah, I want a whole game like this." That's the sort of vibe I get from Light Trail Rush. Tight, colorful corners, wavy bumps in the road, and light speed racing. Here's the catch: it isn't the devious minds of the developers that create these tracks. It's the players!
Light Trail Rush is made by French developer B2Expand. Right now, it's slated for a June 2020 public release. In it, up to eight players race on a track. This track is created by the lead racer in an attempt to throw the other players off. B2Expand lists on their website that Light Trail Rush offers lots of cosmetic options in this community-driven racer.
Innkeep Screenshot Surveyhttps://twitter.com/InnkeepGame/status/1167815874377502720
Here's something I never thought I wanted until I saw it in action. That's right, my very own fantasy inn. In old games like World of Warcraft and The Elder Scrolls titles, I've often found solace in the sanctuary that are inns. Preparing a fresh barrel of mead for thirsty customers sounds lovely right about now.
Innkeep is a "micro-RPG with light sim elements" according to developer Daniel Burke. Cook food, eavesdrop, and apparently even steal from your guests. That's not proper etiquette, but it makes the gameplay sound even more intriguing. It even has a narrative that changes depending on player choices. I'll be interested to see what kind of twists and turns Innkeep has to offer.
Warlander Screenshot Surveyhttps://twitter.com/warlandergame/status/1167841012422717442
World of Warcraft is on my mind lately since Classic released, but this reminds me of a few zones later on in the MMO's life. I'm getting Grizzly Hills and Stormheim vibes, which happen to be some of my favorite zones. Both have lovely wilderness, and Stormheim, in particular, is Norse-inspired, seemingly like this area as well. The prospect of exploring this zone - Red Fox Village - has me giddy.
Warlander is an upcoming action RPG developed by Clock Drive Games. The gameplay is reminiscent of the Jedi Knight series, in that you have more control over your weapon than other hack-and-slash type games. What it boils down to is essentially fantasy-type lightsaber fighting, which sounds as awesome as it looks.
Paradox Vector Screenshot Surveyhttps://twitter.com/MKSchmidt30/status/1167857903740628994
Clearly, this Screenshot Survey is one where I'm making plenty of comparisons. Still, I'm going to make another. This looks like a trippy Metroid Prime, which is a game series I'm already terrible at. I haven't seen many games, or any at all, with this distinct visual style, though. The developers promise impossible structures, so I hope that the developer can deliver on its promise of M.C. Escher-like geometry.
Paradox Vector is a title out in early access right now, developed by Schmidt Workshops. The developers are also inspired by Lovecraft's stories. It's definitely a strange mix of genres that seems to create one of the most unique titles I've seen. Just a quick heads up, the GIF apparently isn't loading on twitter for everyone - so if you want to see more take a look at the trailer below and maybe check out this feature on IndieDB.