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 was caught by several games with flashy spin attacks, a lovely ride on a rattling railbus, swearing at geese, and plenty more interesting indies. Come admire them with me!
I strongly believe in charging up an attack to spin round and round and round, and Valorous obliges:
Happy weekend 🔥🔥🔥— Divine Studios (@DivineStudi0s) August 21, 2022
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I also believe in flipping air attacks, so thank you Gurei:
Still a work in progress, but here are some updated animations for the Scythe! It deals high damage and, most importantly, looks quite cool 😎#screenshotsaturday #indiedev #gamedev #indiegame #ゲーム制作 pic.twitter.com/ejF2EzhAoV— Gurei 愚霊 🏯 videogame (@LoboSagazStudio) August 20, 2022
I did post about Podvarak not long ago and I do try to avoid frequent repeats, but I really, really like this:
Drivers now know how to operate the train nicely and NPCs can now ride in the šinobus! Here's a short trip from station to station. Refactored A LOT of code for #Podvarak this week, everything integrates better, but lots of room to polish 🙂 #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #indiedev pic.twitter.com/s3uUsJzBC6— IVAN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN 🌲🏎️💨🌲 (@Nothke) August 20, 2022
Big fan of this skeleton in roguelikelike deckbuilder Nadir (coming to Steam, with a demo up now):
Some cool deaths in spaceship fleet game One Way Road (coming to Steam):
I like the drama from this yet-unnamed game the dev has described as "a fairytale horror adventure with The Lighthouse vibes":
I realise I could describe Super Buckyball Tournament (coming to Steam) as "football with robots", but I think "Rocket League with robots" might be more like it?
I keep meaning to check out Ctrl Alt Ego (out now on Steam), an immersive sim that's all about possessing robots and devices. I hear it's good! I have not yet played it. But, er, here's me raising it now as we admire the new motion sickness-friendly option for transferring your consciousness:
On the left: The signature consciousness transfer HOP animation in Ctrl Alt Ego.— Ctrl Alt Ego: Unique sci-fi immersive sim (@mindthunk) August 20, 2022
On the right: The motion-sickness sufferer's alternative (coming in next patch)#screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/AxoqZf8JIn
Not sure what's going on here in An Aisling, "an adventure game that's basically a mix between Night in the Woods and Twin Peaks", but I'm game:
A strong pitch and look from Loco Motive (coming to Steam):
It's #screenshotsaturday! We're making Loco Motive, a comedy adventure full of charm & beautiful hand drawn 2D animation!— Loco Motive 🚂💨 Wishlist Now! (@LocoMotiveGame) August 20, 2022
🗡️You play 3 larger-than-life characters aboard a steam train, as they work to solve the murder they're accused of!🚂💨
✨Wishlist: https://t.co/dygL5hoGCa pic.twitter.com/PC2Lqix2R4
90s arcade real-time strategy action from Dorf RTS (not its final name). The devs say it's "in the vein of classic games like Command & Conquer and StarCraft", though the game I most think of is KKnD:
And to close, I do not know what is happening here, but @CanYouSwearAtTheGeese is surely a novely Twitter account waiting to happen:
What else caught your eye this weekend, reader dear?