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.
These games were tweeted out relatively early, depending on the time zone you live in. But, it's time to give those early birds a spotlight with this Screenshot Survey. Look no further than these beautiful and exciting upcoming titles!
Some beauty shots of our village . . . We've been working hard at this over the last 2 weeks . . . Check us out on Steam!#gamedev #indiedev #ue4 #gameart #indiegame #indiegames #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/yzieUthXvk— Canalside Studios - Mira's Tale (@canalsidestudio) January 24, 2020
Let's start Saturday off right with some great scenery. If you're looking for charming countrysides with a beautiful town nestled on some cliffs, don't go outside—just play Mira's Tale. I enjoy seeing the scenery of a game displayed in such a way, as sometimes that alone can be a driving factor in me buying a game. The prospect of exploring a village such as this excites me!
But of course, what does the gameplay of Mira's Tale involve? Developed by Canalside Studios and releasing later this year, Mira's Tale is an exploratory platformer tasking players to "restore the heart of the village." You're equipped with tools like a handy piece of rope and a glider, allowing you to traverse the beautiful 3D environments of Mira's Tale, while also attempting to solve puzzles and more. Look out for Mira's Tale, it's sure to capture your heart.
Vessels of Decay
Have a calm and refreshing weekend y'all! Imma just sit here on this rock till' Monday.— Simon Jakobsson ✨Wishlist Vessels of Decay✨ (@SimonJakobsson) January 24, 2020
RTs appreciated.#VesselsofDecay #aseprite #GameMaker #gamedev #indiedev #pixelart #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/IlaDfpBLCE
We have another wonderful environmental scene, except the visuals of Vessels of Decay couldn't be any more different than Mira's Tale. I love the detail of the this nature scene, with the fish twirling about in the lake and the faint shimmer of the water. I know it's weird to say, but this vaguely reminds me of a Claude Monet painting.
Right now, Vessels of Decay seems to be quite early on in development. There doesn't seem to be a Steam page or website up for it yet, but we can go off of developer Simon Jakobsson's tweets to give us some context. It appears to be an action adventure game of sorts, set in a fantasy-like world. Peculiar enough is that Jakobsson is infusing sci-fi elements into this game as well, so I'm looking forward to learning more about this mysterious—and artistic—game.
Greak: Memories of Azur
Here is a screenshot of Greak and Adara exploring the ruins of Katham. 🍃— Greak: Memories of Azur (@PlayGreak) January 25, 2020
Have a nice weekend everybody! #screenshotsaturday #indiegame #gamedev #adventure #exploring #digitalartwork #greak pic.twitter.com/zKO4YK2XPJ
This week's Screenshot Survey is chock full of visually pleasing games. I present further proof of this with Greak: Memories of Azur. This game has an incredibly well-done illustrated style. I particularly enjoy the characters, which seem to be cute little elf-like creatures that emanate light. I feel some Ori and the Blind Forest vibes, but Greak definitely stands out as its own game that's just as charming.
Greak: Memories of Azur is an upcoming Metroidvania platformer. As you might be able to tell from the tweet above, you play as three different characters, although this is a wholly single-player game. Each character has different abilities; for example, the female character Adara uses magic, whiIe the burly Raydel (not pictured above) is a seasoned warrior. I like this twist on the genre, and in 2020, we'll find out if developers Navegante Games has a hit on their hands!
The SoulKeeper: Chronicles
For this #screenshotsaturday here's Edwyn, the 3rd playable character, also a ranger equally skilled with the bow as with the sword. Any thoughts on ranged combat?⚔️🏹🐎#UE4 #IndieGameDev #GameDev #IndieDevWorldOrder #IDWO #RPG #pcgaming #fantasy pic.twitter.com/7YIp70ePff— The SoulKeeper® (@SoulKeeperGame) January 25, 2020
Regretfully, I don't own VR. Games such as The SoulKeeper: Chronicles, however, really make me want to shell out a few hundred bucks for a good headset. I admit, I was once a VR naysayer, but it's gone leaps and bounds since it became more mainstream in the sphere of gaming. The proof is this AAA-looking game above. I mean, flying on a dragon in VR, dropping hellfire onto the poor sods on the ground below? That sounds awesome! It should be noted, The Soulkeeper: Chronicles doesn't require VR to play, but I'm sure it makes it all the more immersive.
The SoulKeeper: Chronicles is developed by HELM Systems. It's an open-world RPG with three different playable characters, varied combat mechanics, a full story, and some fantastic visuals to boot. It looks gritty and hardcore, and I love it. Look forward to The Soulkeeper: Chronicles when it releases at some point in the future.
What is your favorite game for this Screenshot Survey? Let us know in the comments below.