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.
Last week Austin thought it would be super cool to try and be extra and give you an extra game. Well to that I say F the police. Austin wants to fight? Then we're going to fight. So this week you get six games, which is TWO extra. So sit back, relax, and take a look at these screenshots. I bring the quality shit.
Letters - A Written Adventure
So lets say you're trapped in a computer. Good news: inside of a computer words have power. So you'll be using those words. Need a boat? Go find the word "ship" somewhere and throw it in the water. Can't find the word "ship?" Then just cut the word "Friendship" in half. It's a cute puzzle game that looks like it has some quality ideas.
Living inside a computer, walking between the lines, messing around with words and riding a cursor. What a life!— Letters Game 💌 Wishlist on Steam! 💌 (@LettersTheGame) December 7, 2019
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Letters - A Written Adventure just finished a Kickstarter, earning a cool 24,200 CHF on the service. Better yet, there's a free demo you can try right on the game's Steam page. If you wanted to see some fun words interacting, then this should give you the chance to do so.
Letters - A Written Adventure is launching some time in 2021 on PC. You can see more info on the game here.
You know whats always bored me in video games? Collecting resources. It's rare for such a simple act to be made fun or rewarding, and the first few seconds of this clip in Zhelter shows that off well. Then suddenly it's made amazing, when you start cutting down the forest with an assualt rifle.
I'm not sure that's how you properly get wood, but this is amazing. This is exactly how I want to farm resources in a game. Combine with the screen shake and the loud gunshots, and I'm already sold that this gun is powerful and can tear down a forest.
Zhelter does not currently have a release date. You can see more info on the game here.
It turns out witches need to pay bills too. Thankfully, a witch knows how to make potions. In steps Potionomics, a potion shop/economy simulator where you need to make potions so you can get out of debt. Capitalism in magic.
While this is more showing off a character design rather than gameplay, it is really cool. Luna looks great, the perfect combination between dorky and potion seller. Will she give you the strongest potions before you go into battle? Maybe. But she already sold me on some potions anyway.
Potionomics does not currently have a release date. You can see more info on the game here.
OK, it's time for some VR. There's nothing better than some trippy VR segments, so let's give that a look. Orbatron seems to have exactly what I need in regards to trippy VR. It has balls. Endless, floating balls. And, more importantly, it allows you to shoot these balls.
Honestly, I'm just really enjoying the pictured trippy environments. There's something about exploring those places, and getting to see something unreal in VR, that is just totally awesome. Sure it may not be much, but that's the kind of stuff I'm all in on. So I'm already all in on Orbatron.
Orbatron is currently available on early access on the Oculus Store.
Hello firefighters in training. Or wannabe firefighters. It's time to put your skills to the test. Embr is a first person game where you have to put out fires and save people. Only it's a gig job, so don't feel the need to put too much effort into it and feel free to steal some of their stuff along the way. After all, the house is burning down, so what do they care?
I actually got a chance to play Embr at E3 this year, and it's a joyfully goofy game that is well worth trying out. Also I may have accidentally collapsed someone's house by cutting down a support pillar. But, I mean, the pillar was in my way and going through it seemed like a much better idea than going around it, right? Right.
Embr will be launching on Steam Early Access in 2020.
I have not managed to play a Fire Emblem styled game that has really excited me in some time. At least not since Fire Emblem: Awakening anyway. However, upon seeing Proelium Tactics, I think that excitement may be back. Simply, this game is lovely, and I can't get over how good it looks.
A weird combination of medieval armor, World War 2 weapons, and dinosaurs, this is a weird art mashup that works. Beyond that, the battle looks appropriately dramatic, and it's set to a great soundtrack. This is one I want to see more of.
Proelium Tactics does not currently have a release date. You can see more info on the game here.
How do you feel about this set of games? Any more you wanted highlighted? Let us know in the comments below!