It's Screenshot Saturday, and that means we get a new batch of awesome screenshots from the latest indie titles in development. This week, we have a few looks at some very interesting action adventure games. Added into the mix is a game about growing crazy, tumorous lumps on your enemies. It looks even crazier than it sounds.
GRIME Screenshot Saturdayhttps://twitter.com/Play_GRIME/status/1142417621880582144
GRIME is an upcoming action-RPG, and the world looks spectacular. In this screenshot, we get a look at the Unformed Desert, and a sneak peek at some of the foes we'll be up against. In the background we see a giant stone head—or perhaps it's the remnants of a long-dead, giant creature. The world of GRIME appears to be full of mystery, but I can't wait to explore it for myself. Take a look at more tweets from the developer's Twitter account for a look at its combat and more disturbingly awesome creatures.
Zealot Screenshot Saturdayhttps://twitter.com/ZealotGame/status/1142428793962946562
I've kept my eyes on Zealot for the past few weeks and each new look at the game leaves me more and more impressed. Zealot is another upcoming action adventure game featuring "Diablo-like combat with Dark Souls enemy pattern recognition and Metroidvania style exploration," according to developer Prime Cut Games. If that hasn't sold you, it also has a very cool aesthetic. The environments are 3D but emulates the player character and NPCs' pixelized aesthetics.
In this tweet, we see our zealot character swing his priestly weapon at some demonic-looking foes. Fire is likely going to be your best friend, but that's not the only weapon at your disposal. You'll be able to use a club to smash foes and undoubtedly more when it eventually releases.
Ada Screenshot Saturdayhttps://twitter.com/HazyGameDev/status/1142478184220418050
I knew about Ada and its Kickstarter, but I didn't know how brutal it looked ... until now. In this tweet, we see a couple fearsome foes that we're bound to die countless times to. A giant, reptilian rock monster and hulking ogre-like monsters are enough to pique my interest. I can't wait to see what other cool monster designs the developer has up his sleeve.
Ada is a 2D action RPG developed by one man, Jakub Hakiel. You can utilize magic or melee as you face off against a wide variety of monsters. The developer promises random encounters, plenty of player skills, and the ability to craft useful potions through alchemy. With less than a week left on its Kickstarter and 86 percent funded at the time of this writing, Ada is likely to come out in the coming years.
Misshapen Screenshot Saturdayhttps://twitter.com/Misshapen_game/status/1142429030366531584
Here's something a little different. Misshapen is disgusting and, quite frankly, horrifying. I love it. Above, we see the player creating a long, bulbous strand of tumorous growths on this poor, unsuspecting enemy. Perhaps he deserved it, but I can't help but feel bad for this nondescript green man.
The low-resolution graphics of Misshapen have me just as engaged as the growth mechanics. It perfectly complements the unsettling gameplay, and I'm interested to see how it all turns out. The developer says it's a "story-driven body-horror simulator." I can't wait to what kind of story could possibly come from a game like this.