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 week, we have a philosophical question concerning ghosts, a new dungeon crawler to keep an eye on, a game where healers take the spotlight, and a very cool look at the upcoming Lenna’s Inception.
— Swordcery (@TempleDoorGames) September 21, 2019
The developers for Swordcery offer a very important question: Is there life after death for something that has already died? That’s a tongue twister, but it’s these types of questions that must be answered. Above, you can see that an enemy called a Phantos faces this unfortunate demise. The good thing is, he doesn’t look too thrilled in his current, ethereal state. I also have to admire the design of this enemy. Swordcery somehow displays this weirdly adorable ghost knight, and I can’t help but feel a little bad for his fate.
Swordcery is an upcoming hack-and-slash title by TempleDoorGames, a studio headed by two former God of War developers. Wield hundreds of strange, unique blades and take on strangely cute enemies in this action-packed title. It has no definitive release date yet, but keep an eye out for more information on it soon!
On this #screenshotsaturday we can finally show you the combat in #DEADHUNTERS! Please take a look at the trailer: https://t.co/V995HPQegm
Be sure to wishlist and follow the game on Steam: https://t.co/5nqwd0KRXf
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— Profondium Games (@Profondium) September 21, 2019
Here’s another hack-and-slash, albeit the tone is quite different. While Swordcery is a cartoonish, colorful title, DEADHUNTERS has this hardcore metal, even Diablo-like look to it. It looks like this particular hero (one of several choices in the game) uses both wide, sweeping melee attacks and magic. I like a mix both, so this looks like the character for me.
DEADHUNTERS is an upcoming hack-and-slash developed by Profondium Games, with cooperative gameplay. According to its Steam page, it features a choice-based narrative, procedural generation, lots of loot, and even deep progression. It has all the elements spelling for a strong entry into the hack-and-slash genre, which is much needed in a world where the next Diablo title comes on your phone.
Looking for Heals
— Looking for Heals – OUT NOW! (@lookingforheals) September 21, 2019
Finally, a game where healers take the spotlight. No longer are the burly tanks or fearsome wizards the leader of a party; it’s the underdog MVP, the healer. As useful as a hero is, their job can’t be done alone. As we can see in the video above, you lead a party of heroes. The Beastmaster now has a pet bear, which is also cool!
Looking for Heals is a roguelite RPG developed by Blue Bomber Games and is in Early Access on Steam. As you may have guessed by now, players lead a party of heroes, and at the head of it is a healer. You manage your party by hiring new heroes and essentially keeping them alive by healing and sometimes resurrecting them if the battle takes a turn for the worse.
— Tom Coxon (@tccoxon) September 21, 2019
I’m a sucker for the art of old-school titles from the NES and SNES era, and Lenna’s Inception appears to faithfully reproduce these visuals. Better yet, the player has a choice between playing with an 8-bit or 32-bit style. I deeply enjoy games providing this feature, such as Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. I constantly swap back and forth between styles because I’m so indecisive, so I’m looking forward to doing the same with Lenna‘s Inception.
Lenna’s Inception is an upcoming adventure game by Bytten Studio. In it, you take the role of Lenna in a strange, fantasy world where technical glitches are taking over. It features four different companions and old-school Zelda dungeon crawling. It even has cooperative gameplay!