Screenshot Saturday Mondays: ghosts, Midwest mall goth and stylish violence
Every weekend, indie developers showcase their current work on Twitter #screenshot Saturday keywords. And every Monday I give you a selection of these snaps and clips. This week, my eye has been caught by ghosts, Midwest mall goth, immersive sim object stuffing, and a whole lot of stylish violence.
I remain extremely interested in the appearance of the ghostly twin-stick shooter Hauntii (coming to Steam):
🔊sound on🔊 what does it take for a ghost to appear?#Hauntii #screenshot Saturday #indiedev #indiegame #indie #gamedev #ghost #life after death #scary #animated #made with unity #unity3D pic.twitter.com/mdxuv4UwQm
— Leo⚡🦁 (@realZigzagLeo) 15 October 2022
I can see why you might think the early work in progress has Kingdom Hearts fashion, but no, it’s Hot Topic mall goth. The developer has described it have described this game as “a Souls-like set in the American Midwest”, and I think there’s a subtle but important difference between that aesthetic and Kingdom Hearts, the energy drinks:
starting to feel like a real game
||#screenshot Saturday #lowpoly|| pic.twitter.com/nABnryEp0c
— Bryce B ⛓️ (@BryceBucher) 16 October 2022
I try not to post the same game too often, but after last week I urged immersive sim Spectra to make their new cigarette machines interactive (and I really liked the suggestion by RPS commenter “poliovaccine” that cigarettes in immersive sims should be a social currency that lets you engage in conversation with smokers), it would be irresponsible if I didn’t follow up and point out that yes, the developer has now made them dispense packs of subjects:
To #screenshot Saturday I decided to bite the bullet and get the cigarette machine to actually dispense cigarettes. Costs 75 øre and alternates randomly between extra wide and menthol. Yes, you will be able to smoke them. #indiegame #indiedev #gamedev #imsim #ue5 pic.twitter.com/Y2yF4X4JTY
— Spectra: Indie Immersive Sim (@Spectrathegame) 15 October 2022
Likewise, I can’t resist all these objects to tinker with in Interior Worlds:
I couldn’t stop myself and added an interaction system for Interior Worlds.
Is any of it necessary? No, but it looks cool
–#indiedev #gamedev #lowpoly #screenshot Saturday pic.twitter.com/UdZoj2Qm1g
— spookyraptor 🩸💀 (@sodaraptor_dev) 15 October 2022
Skeleton parrying FPS Voidborn (coming to Steam) looks extremely like my bag:
Sword Block and Parry (WIP)#Screenshot Saturday #indiegame pic.twitter.com/FOBpfbNvqa
— 𝐕𝐎𝐈𝐃𝐁𝐎𝐑𝐍 – Wishlist now! (@Xekvera) 15 October 2022
We continue the stylish violence with Godbeast Mk.II (coming to Steam), which has more GIFs to admire if you click through to the full tweet:
#GodbeastMkII – Cel-shaded hack and slash inspired by Killer7, Shinobi and No More Heroes.
Coming soon, wish list now: https://t.co/cdnxvieeCM#screenshot Saturday #indiegame #unity3D pic.twitter.com/Euq1DrxIya
— DascuMaru (@DascuMaru) 15 October 2022
Ah go on then, let’s have one last touch of stylish violence, from VA Proxy (coming to Steam):
The Weeping Monk, the hardest boss in the upcoming demo#gamedev #indiedev #screenshot Saturday pic.twitter.com/sB45DAcJcN
— Pyro Lith (@LithPyro) 15 October 2022
Okay, let’s have some mixed dual-wielding from the immersive sim-ish sneak-o-shooter Peripeteia (coming to Steam) too:
This #screenshot Saturday, Marie’s Dual Wield ability. Allows you to mix and match any combination of weapons (no matter how ridiculous), sacrificing the ability to reload and grab ledges.
Can you guess what the other new implant might be?#indiedev #indiegame pic.twitter.com/575LFTq5D8
— PERIPETIA (@90sGraphics) 15 October 2022
I can’t resist water simulation, like in this demo dig from action-adventure RPG Alakenisland (out now in Steam Early Access):
Time to do some waterbending with fluid simulation #indiegame #game #gamedev #indiedev #screenshot Saturday #made with unreal pic.twitter.com/9U5vur2UJn
— Alakenisland (@Alakenisland) 16 October 2022
Let’s finish with one of the simplest pleasures, a nice sunset from Theater – The Game (free beta available on Itch):
#sunset at Grand Fir Village.
Do you want to solve the mystery
Or is it just to start?#TheaterTheGame#gamedev #ff #indiedev #indiegamedev #pixel #pixelartist #pixelartwork #artistsontwitter #マット絵 #16 bits #CozyGames #coding #devlog #rpgmaker #100DaysOfCode #screenshot Saturday pic.twitter.com/kIic96mOye
— Theater – The Game 🔎 (@Theater_TheGame) 15 October 2022
What else caught your eye this weekend, dear reader?