Happy Saturday, everyone. Or rather, happy Screenshot Survey! That’s right, every Saturday at TechRaptor we look at some cool games on Twitter using the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Developers tweet out their latest games, showcasing development progress and cool screenshots, gifs, and videos.
This week, we have several great upcoming games to look at. We have a 1920s era RPG, feral hogs, a gloomy noir title, and dragons made of carpet. Be sure to check out these games if you’re interested and give the developers a follow!
Witchmarsh Screenshot Survey
Having fun with the Moose’s namegen. 20-30 forenames and surnames per character so far.#screenshotsaturday #indiedev #pixelart #gamedev pic.twitter.com/3I25Sloxjy
— Inglenook (@inglenookgames) August 10, 2019
Scooter Malone. Boo McCoy. How about Kirby Turnbottom? Seriously, I crack up at all of these names in the above tweet. Name generators can be a hit or miss. Witchmarsh, on the other hand, looks like it captures that goofy 1920s era of names that sound more like they’re from a high fantasy novel than real life.
Witchmarsh is developed by Inglenook Games and published by Chucklefish. It’s an upcoming action RPG with a 1920s setting, where you take the role of a team of detectives as they unravel a mystery with supernatural elements. It features singleplayer and online co-op, a Jazz-age soundtrack, and detective game mechanics. And a funny name generator, of course.
Knights and Bikes Screenshot Survey
Hanging out on the local crazy-golf-course, counting the 30-50 feral hogs…#screenshotsaturday
💕Steam Wishlist: https://t.co/1ReWP7DdPt pic.twitter.com/xeSWGlZXYN
— Knights And Bikes! (@foamswordgames) August 10, 2019
Memes aside, feral hogs are no joke. Take it from me, a southern boy with family farmland land riddled with these things. It looks like the poor kids in the upcoming, hand-painted Knights and Bikes have something of a feral hog problem too. I’m sure we’ll get to the bottom of this madness when it releases at some point in the future.
Knights and Bikes is an adventure game developed by Foam Sword and published by Double Fine Presents. Players partake in this optional cooperative adventure. You’ll just have to read this official description for yourself because I wouldn’t be able to do it justice: “They pedal into danger to face threats head-on with frisbees, water-balloons, video game controllers and the powerful beats of an amplified boom-box.”
Shadows of Doubt Screenshot Survey
Another pea soup morning #indiedev #gamedev #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/aQnPEmlJMG
— Shadows of Doubt (@detectivesim) August 10, 2019
Pollution has clearly gone too far in this game. The developer of Shadows of Doubt calls it a “pea soup morning,” and I call it an excuse not to go outside. Still, noir games are only good as the atmosphere in the game, and this one looks like a winner. It captures the depressing, somber mood of a detective-noir game. Some of the other screenshots on Shadows of Doubt‘s Twitter page show a neon-soaked, gloomy city.
Shadows of Doubt is developed by ColePowered Games. It uses procedural generation to create a unique city every time, as players take the role of a detective who must capture a killer. According to the developer, every room in the city can be explored, and you are able to explore different buildings looking for clues to complete your mission.
Weaving Tides Screenshot Survey
Phew! Close call. 💦#screenshotsaturday #gaming #madewithunity #indiedev pic.twitter.com/6iSPvYkz4W
— Weaving Tides 🔜 @gamescom (@FollowFeathers) August 10, 2019
As gamers, we’ve seen many types of dragons. The molten Deathwing from World of Warcraft. Skyrim’s many different types of wyverns. Those are all pretty tame compared to Weaving Tides. In the tweet above, we see a woven world, with our protagonist on the back of a dragon made of carpet. It’s adorable, and I need more carpet dragons in my life.
Weaving Tides is developed by Follow the Feathers. In this adventure game, you take the role of Tass, on an adventure to find his parents. Your allies are carpet dragons, with puzzle gameplay allowing you to “weave” the landscape; of course, you’ll have to fight some enemies along the way too. Weaving Tides releases in 2020, so be on the lookout!
Are you interested in any of these games? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!