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Screenshot Saturday Mondays: Fishing rod violence and horrible udders

Admiring upcoming indie games

A train trundles around autumnal islands in an Islands & Trains screenshot.
Image credit: Akos Makovics

Every weekend, indie devs show off current work on Twitter's #screenshotsaturday tag. And every Monday, I bring you a selection of these snaps and clips. This week, my eye has been caught by retro-styled adventure games and city-builders, phenomenally cool fishing rod violence, and some sort of horrible sentient milk glands. Check out all these attractive and interesting indie games!

A striking scene in adventure game When You're Not Around:

A look at the building of a more retro-styled adventure game, The Crimson Diamond (coming to Steam, with a demo there now):

More retro stylings come from city-building sim Metropolis 1998 (coming to Steam):

Technically this isn't tagged as part of Screenshot Saturday but it was posted on Saturday and surely you wouldn't want me to skip posting something this cool:

Climbing walls always feels slightly magical in games, especially if for crime purposes, like in Heist Raccoon:

The end result is nice in hand-painted puzzle-platformer Unleaving (coming to Steam) but cor, I do prefer the texture of that full original painting:

I wonder if these are the hands drawing the hand-drawn violence of shmup ZOE Begone! (coming to Steam, with a demo there now):

A cool space scene for Ark Of The Kosmoz (coming to Itch, with an alpha demo there now), a "2D Survival-Roguelike that [tries] to mashup with auto battler and some RTS element":

A magical encounter for our wolf in Lost In Winter (coming to Steam):

What a lovely garden (and gardener) in (coming to Steam):

The great "Thief with guns" immersive sim Gloomwood (in early access on Steam) knows that parrying projectiles is cool, and even cooler if done using another projectile:

Excitable ducks in adventure game/beat 'em up Pho King My Life (coming to Steam):

Diorama-building sandbox Islands & Trains (coming to Steam) remains a cutie:

And I might regret posting this from 2% Milk, "a visual novel card game about biting the Magic Hands that milk you", but it presently appears to elicit a good kind of horror, maybe:

What else caught your eye this weekend, reader dear?

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Islands & Trains

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Lost In Winter


Metropolis 1998


Pho King My Life


The Crimson Diamond

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ZOE Begone!


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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.