Screenshot Survey: Under the Moonlight

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Welcome back to another Screenshot Survey, where we look at some interesting games featured under #ScreenshotSaturday on Twitter. Every week, we’ll grab a new batch of awesome screenshots from this hashtag and talk about some noteworthy indie titles you should watch out for.

This batch of games features dangerous moons, an ASCII adventure title, and a game about… pedestrian signs? You’ll just have to see for yourself.

Necrofugitive Screenshot Saturday

Sometimes it’s a challenge to capture atmospheric effects with the limits of a pixelized graphical style. That doesn’t stop Black Garden Studios from creating a spooky environment with its upcoming title, Necrofugitive. Those unfortunate enough to get in our creepy protagonist’s way will end up like this poor sod above.

Necrofugitive is a game coming to Kickstarter later this year. Black Garden Studios says it is a “medieval horror action platformer” where you take the role of a prison escapee with shapeshifting powers. It looks like you’ll be taking on droves of enemies armed to the teeth and out for your blood, so it’s shaping up to be an action-packed adventure.

Moons of Darsalon Screenshot Saturday

I was immediately captivated by the unique look of Moons of Darsalon. It boasts a funky, retro look, and I love the way this enemy tank moves on the surface of this weird world. Scrolling through developer Dr. Kucho Games’ Twitter feed, you can see a lot of quirky, unique enemy designs and an interesting mesh between 2D and 3D sprites.

Moons of Darsalon is an award-winning title with a demo you can play right now. So far, there doesn’t appear to be a release date, but I can’t wait to see more details and screenshots of this upcoming title.

Stone Story RPG Screenshot Saturday

I’m always intrigued when I see a new ASCII title. I love how developers can take something so simple and create complex images and gameplay. Stone Story RPG looks like another promising game to look out for if you’re a fan of all things ASCII. Above, you can see that these graphics are extremely versatile, too. You can make the game as big as you want, or as tiny as possible and still be able to play it to its full extent.

Stone Story RPG is developed by Martian Rex and standardcombo. It’s set to launch this Summer 2019, so it should be very soon. Looking at the game’s Steam page, you can see a lot of interesting monster designs and side-scrolling combat. Hopefully it plays just as well in a minuscule window as it does full screen!

The Pedestrian Screenshot Saturday

I thought I had seen it all, but here it is: The Pedestrian. Who would have thought a puzzle game about pedestrian signs would work? Our little guy above navigates perilous puzzles as the traffic zooms on by. But traffic signs are just the tip of the iceberg, it seems. We see blueprints on the walls of an office, park signs, and even a child’s scrawled drawing displayed proudly in a home.

Skookum Arts is an Ohio-based developer working on the upcoming The Pedestrian. According to the website, Skookum Arts says, “The player moves from sign to sign, rearranging and reconnecting signs in order to solve puzzles.” I’m looking forward to all the different environments and puzzles our cartoonish character encounters. For now, you can try out The Pedestrian‘s demo on the developer’s website.

Austin Suther

I love to write, and I love to game. So, I’ve combined those two hobbies into one! Some of my favorite games include Fire Emblem, Halo, The Elder Scrolls, and World of Warcraft. Sometimes I like to read the occasional fantasy novel, too!

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