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 the Screenshot Saturday hashtag on Twitter.
In addition to a new aquatic skater game, we have a flashy cyberpunk title, a Spore-like survival sim, and an environmental scene that's full of pixel goodness.
With news that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 is on the way with a shiny new coat of paint, people are excited for skateboarding. Well, Wave Break might not totally fit the bill since you're not necessarily on land, but instead it looks like you'll be pulling off sick tricks on an aquatic version of the skateboard. Check it out as the skater grinds on rails and surfs across the water in style. I love the bright cartoon visuals and the retro-infused soundtrack as well.
Wave Break is an upcoming "skateboating" title developed by Funktronic Labs, a California-based studio, which is appropriate for a surfing-skate title. In Wave Break, you'll be able to do tricks and gun down your opponents. Yeah, I bet you didn't expect that. You can, apparently, murder other skaters and even play co-op and online. Sounds like a crazy time, if you ask me. Look out for Wave Break when it releases on Stadia this summer.
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Let's take a look at an actual screenshot this time around with Ghostrunner. I love these atmospheric shots; you get to soak up the details of the image. In this case, it's another excellent example of cyberpunk, with the towering skyscrapers, holograms, and multi-cultural influences from the neon signs. Cloudpunk was one recent example that did a wonderful job in creating an atmospheric cyberpunk city, and Ghostrunner seems similar in that regard.
Ghostrunner is a cyberpunk action title by One More Level, 3D Realms, and Slipgate Ironworks, and is published by All in! Games. If you didn't play the demo for this violent, slashy title, you'll get to go around with a super sharp katana and slash any soul unfortunate enough to get in your way. You have parkour-like abilities a la Mirror's Edge as well as a whip to traverse around and some clear cybernetic enhancements. It looks frantic—like a first-person Katana Zero—so get excited. Ghostrunner is slated to release this year.
I had to do a double take, because I thought I saw Spore for a second. Spore is a somewhat infamous title, but I loved it. I played an unhealthy amount of it, so I feel like Adapt would be right up my alley. Like Spore, you have this goofy-looking creature that you'll have to help survive in a world out to destroy it—such is the way of evolution, anyway. The cel-shaded graphics are a nice touch and likely help make even strange creatures still look cute. I'm interested in seeing the possibilities that Adapt might provide.
Adapt is developed and published by RocketShip Studios, and as you might have guessed from my rambling above, it's a species-survival simulator. You'll be able to customize your creatures, which will aid them in their survival. You'll have to survive while contending against other predators and species. Adapt also takes place within shifting world with days, nights, and seasons. There's no release date yet, but Adapt will launch on Steam's Early Access at some point.
Finished junkyard sites for the Wastelands.— Undungeon (@UnDungeon) May 23, 2020
The Nomads are what remains of the once advanced, now fallen civilization. They scavenge silos and fallen machines for resources.
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It wouldn't be a Screenshot Survey without some beautiful pixel art. Screenshot Saturday is just chock full of wonderful pieces of art, and Undungeon is one that I've been watching since its successful Kickstarter a while back. As you can see, it definitely deserves the praise, with the high-quality, minutely detailed environments of the "Wastelands." Each area tells a story I'm interested to learn more about, and I'm definitely intrigued by the alien nature of this desert-like area.
Undungeon is developed by Laughing Machines and published by tinyBuild. This is an action-packed title that puts you in control of several different unique and powerful characters called Heralds. Each Herald has different abilities that can then be altered by weapons and other more. These Heralds are all quite distinct in appearance, as well; for example, Marduk is this golden, statuesque being that shoots out beams from his chest. Then there's Executor, who looks like a plague doctor from Hell itself. Just check it out—I know I'll be watching this one when it releases later this year.