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 a whole lot of water, which I swear is a coincidence. Ships! Ponds! Otherworldly pools! Ponds! Sharkgirls! Come admire these attractive and interesting indie games.
A big splash in Selfloss (coming to Steam):
Is Lin a kid, or possibly a squid? No, she's a sharkgirl in shapeshifting swim-o-shooter Shark Rain (coming to Steam):
I possibly post shadow-hopping platformer Schim (coming to Steam) too often but look, more water!
A nice bit of boat in this from a developer who, judging by his Instagram, is possibly aboard a boat right now:
For this #screenshotsaturday I added crests, foam and water splashes. It gives a better feel for the boat's speed and direction. Without fix objects in the scene and everything moving it can be hard to orientate. Also not the best video for twitter compression. #Pirates #indiedev pic.twitter.com/vKqRQiALpX— Andreas⛵🔜gamescom (@AndiDev_) July 29, 2023
Honestly, Backrooms: The Project (coming to Steam), this is just threatening me with a good time:
No water here in Bionic Bay (coming to Steam, with a demo there now) but bays can be wet so that counts:
It's #screenshotsaturday !— Juhana Myllys (@JuhanaMyllys) July 29, 2023
Here's some suspenseful platforming from the ancient megastructures of Bionic Bay!
Notable inspirations for this: Blade Runner, Stalker, Alien, Oddworld, Portal & Tomb Raider...🤖#gaming #pixelart #RETROGAMING #madewithunity #indiegame pic.twitter.com/NyLwL4D1Pi
Pretty scenes in The Majestic (coming to Steam), an airborne follow-up to The Companion:
Hey there #screenshotsaturday! What I try to accomplish in my games is full camera freedom apart from the movement system, capable of capturing shots from any angle. 📸🐦✨🎶— David | Studio 46 (@AtStudio46) July 29, 2023
Music by @hewwagner pic.twitter.com/WLvTn36waH
Seeing conveyor belt flippers in Factorio 'em up Automation Station (coming to Steam) makes me want to play Screwball Scramble (which, fun fact, recently received an unofficial free video game version you can play in your browser):
I have absolutely no questions about what's happening here in testing Kiborg (coming to Steam):
An unsensible idea in horror game Stray Souls (coming to Steam):
Dramatic violence in fighting game Coreupt (coming to Steam):
DESTROY combo from one of our team members! (Note that vfx/audio is all unfinished and a WIP)— Jesse Wright (@JW_Corelated) July 29, 2023
Wishlist Coreupt now: https://t.co/m5z7fuZk91#screenshotsaturday #UE5 #indiegame #indiedev #Evo2023 #fgc #coreupt #Steam pic.twitter.com/FLVEkUoTUH
A cool title screen for a game I can only assume is named Basilisk:
Immersive sim Jenga in Aquametsis (coming to Itch), a "tactical FPS / base management hybrid" game inspired by Deus Ex, System Shock, and X-COM:
And let's close with one which is from a week ago but I wasn't here then, so:
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What else caught your eye this weekend, reader dear?