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 Screenshot Survey on Screenshot Saturday features some particularly atmospheric scenes, as well as a few with herds of animals. Come on and check it out!
Rogue Velocity 3D
#screenshotsaturday #indiedev - more of the same this week, no new visuals or new features. But, a good aspect here is this: i am actually playing my #RogueVelocity3D project, and having fun. Would you? 😉😎 #UnrealEngine #SciFi pic.twitter.com/cF3hWNfwK2— Juris Perkons (@Thunder_Owl) November 7, 2020
Since playing Star Wars: Squadrons, I now have a new appreciation for flight simulators and games with a cockpit view. Normally, I'm pretty turned off by this view, but it's definitely growing on me. Take Rogue Velocity 3D, for example. This game's atmosphere looks spectacular, and this wonderful view can only be seen directly through the eyes of a pilot. I'd love more games where you fly through futuristic cities in some beefed up fighter, just like Rogue Velocity 3D.
Rogue Velocity 3D seems like a big work in progress, but thus far, it looks excellent. This is a game developed by Juris Perkons, and he seems to be logging his development progress on several mediums. I'd suggest checking out this YouTube video as well as following his Twitter if this game interests you!
Last Time I Saw You
For another atmospheric spectacle, take a look at this screenshot from a platformer called Last Time I Saw You. Each little part of this image tells a story, from the seemingly irritable vegetable salesman to the burly fisherman selling his day's catch. There's just something about Japanese villages that is so appealing and charming. The art captures this sentiment perfectly.
Last Time I Saw You is developed by a studio called Maboroshi Artworks, which is based in Osaka, Japan. This is a narrative-based action platformer about a boy who has fallen in love. The thing is, the subject of his admiration seems to have brought a curse upon this boy's town, which definitely means you'll have to get to the bottom of this debacle. There seems to be an emphasis on Japanese myth and folklore, which is sure to make things much more intriguing.
Here is a Spirit Army.— Studio 46 | THE COMPANION GAME (@AtStudio46) November 7, 2020
I'll need to tone it down a bit, FPS is sinking with over 1600 actors here, unless I can find ways to optimize
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(Sound On) pic.twitter.com/lQS6a0aAzh
This stampede of spirit animals is a breathtaking scene. The rain dropping and the wind blowing across the grass as a parade of all manner of animals trots across the ground is a technical achievement. The developer does admit that it drops the frames quite a bit, but it doesn't really reduce the striking effect of these animals. Here's hoping that with time, the frames are a bit more steady, but hey, it already looks great as it is!
Developed by Studio 46, The Companion is an upcoming adventure game where players take the role of a spirit animal. There's a huge, beautiful world to explore as well as a narrative about "love and family," according to The Companion's Steam page. You can play The Companion for yourself when it launches in April 2021.
#ScreenshotSaturday The wildlife in The Riftbreaker knows how to group up and avoid obstacles. We are in adding more creatures into the mix, curious to see the interactions between them!#indiedev #gamedev #rts #strategy #gaming #riftbreaker #steam #playstation #xbox pic.twitter.com/LBn3XQSgp0— EXOR Studios (@EXORStudios) November 7, 2020
This scene isn't anywhere near as peaceful or serene as the last two tweets. In fact, it looks like your mechanized protagonist in The Riftbreaker has himself in quite a pickle. The poor fellow is being hounded by what looks like hundreds of strange creatures. Too bad we don't get to see how this whole ordeal ends, but I have a feeling that those strange critters are in for a bad day. Flesh meeting metal usually ends, eh, not so well.
The Riftbreaker is an upcoming strategy and action title by EXOR Studios. In Riftbreaker, players are tasked with building a base to defend against hordes of enemies, all the while taking command of their own mech. The mech's gameplay is that of an action RPG, and this suit can be equipped with new items as you play. If you find this premise interesting or if you like the clip above, you can also check out The Riftbreaker: Prologue for free on Steam right now. The Riftbreaker releases in 2021.