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.
For this Screenshot Survey on Screenshot Saturday, we'll get to look at several Tweets full of meticulous details. These games really pop, so check them out!
Unbound: Worlds Apart
Often times, you'll see GIFs for videos for Screenshot Saturday. That seems to go against the name of this special day, but we love 'em all. In the case of Unbound: Worlds Apart, they're staying a bit truer to the day's roots with an animated screenshot. And boy, does it look pretty. Sure, there's plenty of doom and gloom in this chaotic image, but the details are wonderful. Give me a desktop wallpaper for this bad boy!
Unbound: Worlds Apart is an upcoming Metroidvania platformer by Alien Pixel Studios. On Steam, you can try a demo for Unbound: Worlds Apart right now. You can get excited over this game's portal mechanics, which create bubbles that change the world around you. This is used in order to tackle platforming challenges and overcome other obstacles such as enemies. Unbound: Worlds Apart releases next year, so keep an eye on it!
Unpopular static image for #screenshotsaturday (because I just couldn't make a nice .gif of our paralax).— Ninza (@NinzaGame) December 19, 2020
Anyway, that's Ifgwym's Zoo, our new background!#indiedev #indiegames pic.twitter.com/5huVA8h8Ih
The developer for Ninza at least recognizes that screenshots are rather infrequent on Screenshot Saturday. Going against the grain, developer Klakmioch released this wonderful, very artistic piece from their game. The hand-drawn look in games just stand out so much, and this piece really pops. Look closer at the image and you'll find many smaller details, like the goofy penguin and the weird cow.
In Ninza, you take control of, well, Ninzas. There's this sick hippo thing, a ninja, and more. Each comes with their own unique abilities, which is used to defeat other opponents by manipulating blocks in a level. Play against your friends as you try to crush them with blocks of various types. Look out for Ninza in the future!
Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective
All aboard for #screenshotsaturday— 🔍LabyrinthCity🔎 Wishlist us on Steam! (@city_labyrinth) December 19, 2020
This is a sneak peek of what we are working on!
Wishlist us on Steam now: https://t.co/RKC2fH9LeH#gamedev #madewithunity #childrenbooks #ChildrenBooksForAdults pic.twitter.com/StWRvISvXQ
If we're talking about details, take a look at this GIF. It looks like something out of a Waldo book. The extremely zoomed out look with the incredibly complex and detailed city is something that makes you stop and look. I know that Labyrinth City isn't some sort of Waldo game, but it makes you just want to soak up the entire image and discover all the secrets each frame holds.
Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is developed by Darjeeling and published by Pixmain. Interestingly, Labyrinth City is a game based on a book called Pierre the Maze Detective. No wonder, because it looks like an illustrated book that's come to life in video game form. In this puzzle title, you'll take on many different puzzles and uncover the mystery of a stolen, precious stone. You'll get to try this game out for yourself when it launches this coming March.
Otto and the Ancient Worlds
Mock-up of the Greek Mythology stage!— Obvious Gravity Games (@ObviousGravity) December 19, 2020
Otto is busy eating a banana and unaware of the threats around him! 🍌 #gamedev #indiedev #indiegames #screenshotsaturday #pixelart #retro #GameMaker #GameMakerStudio2 #GMS2 #8bit pic.twitter.com/3jJ4BOuPQj
I took an interest in this screenshot since I'm so interested in mythology. The recent Hades achieved an artistically beautiful world that portrayed Greek myth like never before. I find Otto and the Ancient Worlds charming for its pixel, retro take on Greek mythology. And there's also plenty of familiar faces. Take a look at the cyclops (Polyphemus, perhaps?), Charon the boatman, and more.
Otto and the Ancient Worlds is developed by Obvious Gracity Games LLC. In this game, you'll explore various levels based on myths from around the world and amass different artifact weapons and abilities. Me personally, I'd love to explore an icy Norse-inspired level. Maybe we'll meet Odin, Thor, and more! Otto and the Ancient Worlds releases next year.