Hey guys! I'm not sure if you noticed, but the month changed over. What month is it now? Oh, you know... it's that month. The month I can't spell. The month I'm not even going to bother trying to spell. It's too much work, I'm not looking it up. F the police.
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.
Hey, remember the good old days of 3D platformers? Of course you do. It's always nice to see someone try and grab that again but bring it to the modern day. Such is the case with Project: Longtail, a 3D platformer made in the style of PlayStation 2 classics. It's a fun concept, and one that I see plenty of developers try but few manage to capture the feeling of. Thankfully, it looks like Project: Longtail is on a roll.
Instantly captivating main character design? Check. Beautiful world? Check. The ability to turn your fist into a ball of lightning for extra strong punches? Sure, why not! That's plenty for me to love already, and Project: Longtail sure seems like the kind of game that already captures me.
Project: Longtail does not currently have a release date or platform. You can see its website for more details.
Spooky scary skeletons yadda yadda. We all know how it goes. Look, sometimes the skeletons aren't the bad guys, OK? Sometimes they're the hero, who's got baddies of their own to fight. Such as a ghost who may have taken refuge inside of a set of armor and decide their next course of action to be to stab you with a sword.
This ghost is like a hermit crab in the sense that it took up residence in someone else's discarded shell.— Skelattack (@skelattack) February 1, 2020
It is unlike a hermit crab in the sense that it wields a sword.#ScreenShotSaturday pic.twitter.com/zQ5AUEoyAC
Yes, Skelattack provides exactly that. I got strong Hollow Knight vibes from the game, but also with a cute skeleton as a main character instead of a nasty bug. Who likes bugs anyway? This cute skeleton is where it's at. The fact that he can beat up ghosts for me is just an added bonus, one I shall deeply treasure.
Skelattack is "coming soon" on PC. You can see its Steam page for more details.
Animals in Hats
Look, if you put a cute hat on an animal then I am a sucker for that thing. It's adorable. I want to be pals with it for basically ever. Such is the case of Animals in Hats, a game that was literally announced two days ago and that I have no clue what it's about.
Look at that good polar bear and its hat. I love it. It even waves at you! Did you wave back? You better wave back. This game can literally be about whatever, I don't care, I just love this so much. I want it.
Animals in Hats currently does not have a release date.
I want my RPGs to be wild. Like absolutely strange. If we're going to line up and be polite in combat, then I need the combat to be silly and the characters to be so as well. This is why I had such great love for the Shadow Hearts series, it knew this. Now it looks like Oddventure understands this as well.
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy— Oddventure 🔜 KICKSTARTER (@erutnevddO) February 1, 2020
There's something under the beard, the screen is SHAKING #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #indiedev #pixelart #retrogaming #pixel_dailies #godotengine pic.twitter.com/GTwkAYZFbh
I mean, yes, I need my JRPG enemies to be naked dwarves. Let us all take a moment to appreciate the character holding a giant stuffed rabbit with well placed ears. Also let's appreciate the fact that one of the characters attacks by just swearing. Perfect. I can't wait to see an adventure this odd in action. Sign me up.
Oddventure does not currently have a release date. You can see its Game Jolt page for more details.
Interested in the current set of games? Got any games you're working on? Let us know in the comments below!