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 wide assortment of games, and one of these you're bound to love. Whether it's an upcoming Grimdark MMORPG, a groovy action and management game, a tabletop-like tactical RPG, or seeing your face plastered all over an action title, take your pick and give these developers some support.
We'll start out with the gory details of Mad World, not to be confused with Platinum Game's cult (and very violent) action title on the Wii, which was called MadWorld. No, as you can see, this is something quite different visually, but no less distinct nor any less brutal. I am an MMORPG fan, but nothing has hooked me quite like World of Warcraft. I would say that's due to the setting, but Mad World is just something else. It's an upcoming MMO that's Grimdark as Grimdark can be, and I have to say, you've got my attention.
Mad World is an upcoming MMORPG developed by Seoul-based developer Jandisoft. Mad World is an isometric game with this nasty, brutal world inhabited by other players, such is the nature of a massively multiplayer online game. Its distinct, illustrative style is gritty and intense, and I can't wait to try out Mad World when it comes out supposedly later this year.
Get your groove on with Tough Kookie. Look, even if you aren't a child of the '70s or were alive at that time, you have to admire the aesthetic and funky vibes. With this look at Tough Kookie, we get to see the eponymous character's room in all its glory. A disco ball, lava lamp, and punching bag add some great life to this room, and it truly feels like a blast from the past—even though I'm too young to know what it was really like.
The details on Tough Kookie are slim. After all, this self proclaimed action and management game was announced just last month. Still, the student developers have begun showing off some cool shots of their new project. You will manage your own action movie studio and "plan your action scenes," so it would be cool to see gameplay elements involving getting just the right shot to make your movie as awesome as it can be. It will release for free on the itch.io platform, so be sure to give these students some support!
In case you were wondering, we like tabletop games at TechRaptor. We like them a lot, and so it wouldn't be right to overlook Wildermyth. Indeed, it is inspired by tabletop RPGs, and it's reflected in the paper-like, flat visuals of this monster, your party, and the environments. Immediately I was reminded of the fantastic Card Hunter by Blue Manchu, which is another video game that takes inspiration from tabletops like Dungeons & Dragons. I love the wobble of the characters and monster, you can expect the same goofy movement to be prevalent throughout the rest of Wildermyth.
Wildermyth is an upcoming tactical RPG by Worldwalker Games, LLC. While it's not out yet, technically you can play it on Steam's Early Access right now. The fan reception thus far is overwhelmingly positive on Steam, praising its concept, graphics, and combat. If you would rather wait until its full release, you can keep track of its steady progress on the game's Twitter page.
#GoneViralGame has destructible environments and has TV screens that show your face live in game. Obviously we should combine the two!— Skullbot Games (@SkullbotGames) February 29, 2020
For this #ScreenshotSaturday I stared at my webcam, then my desk, then got silently angry alone in my home at 8:30 am. Enjoy!#UnrealEngine pic.twitter.com/OCAAZIEQtW
Actually, this is an amazing concept. As you can see, you, the player, can be featured in Gone Viral as you play through this action-packed game. I know that if I saw a television in a game with my face on it, I'd react much the same way by bombing it. This idea is a little unsettling, but it's certainly fun. I just hope that when my face shows up in Gone Viral, I don't see anything lurking behind me. Horror movie stuff, right there.
Gone Viral is, as developer Skullbot Games describes it, "an over-the-top randomly generated action melee/shooter with heavy roguelike elements." In Gone Viral, you're battling for a crowd of sadistic onlookers, as you bash enemies to bloody bits with melee and ranged weapons. There's a few really interesting elements at play in this game, including the ability to bash enemies into traps (described as "pinball combat" by Skullbot Games) and mutations that change your playthrough every time. As a fan of anything randomized, color me interested.
Interested in any of these games? What's your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!