Screenshot Saturday Round-Up: Darkside Detective, Pine, Backwoods, Katana Zero, and More

on May 21, 2017 10:42 AM

For those that don’t know: Screenshot Saturday is a weekly event where developers (mostly indie developers) take to Twitter with #screenshotsaturday and share their screenshots/gifs of their games to the world of the internet.

That being said, here are some of the notable screenshots/Gifs shared this past Saturday, yesterday, May 20, 2017.

Pine

Platforms: PC/Mac/Linux (Switch, PS4, Xbox One on the radar) — Release Date: Q4 2018

Developer: Twirlbound

Trailer

Pine is a game that adapts to you. Using advanced artificial intelligence systems, the game recognizes your patterns and style of play, and makes its creatures and world evolve to you specifically. Take the role of Hue, a scared but brave adolescent belonging to one of the last remaining human tribes on the island of Albamare, fighting for the survival of their species. Find your way to a new home in an amazing adventure!


Darkside Detective

Platforms: PC/Mac — Release Date: Q2 2017

Developer: Spooky Doorway

Trailer

Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the sole member of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. When evil darkens the doorsteps of Twin Lakes City – hell, even when it just loiters around shop fronts or hangs out in shady alleyways – he’s there, ready to investigate the cases that nobody else will. He is The Darkside Detective.

The Darkside Detective is a classic point and click adventure game. Come and join Detective McQueen and Officer Dooley as they investigate 6 bizarre cases. From the occult to the supernatural, anything is possible in this micro adventure game


Katana ZERO

Platforms: PC/Mac — Release Date: 2017

Developer: Askiisoft — Publisher: Adult Swim Games

Trailer

Katana ZERO is a fast paced neo-noir action platformer, focusing on tight, instant-death acrobatic combat, and a dark 80’s neon aesthetic. Aided with your trusty katana, the time manipulation drug Chronos and the rest of your assassin’s arsenal, fight your way through a fractured city, and take back what’s rightfully yours.


Mugsters

Platforms: PC — Release Date: TBA

Developer: Reinkout

Trailer

Alien orbs are tearing up the scenery while you outrun, avoid and outsmart them using anything found on remote islands which are holding your fellow humans as prisoners in vats!

Dodge alien abduction rays, save the people and depart to safety in a hot air balloon.


My Friend Pedro: Blood Bullets Bananas

Platforms: PC/Mac/Linux — Release Date: TBA

Developer: Deadtoast Entertainment — Publisher: Devolver Digital

Trailer

A gun in each hand, time slows down. Spinning through the air after backflipping over your enemies oncoming bullets. Mid-air you squeeze the triggers. The danger has been neutralized… For now. Pedro, your friend who looks to be a flying banana, appear out of nowhere and lets you know what the next step is. You obey and soon find yourself in the middle of another dispute only solvable with blood, bullets and some very impressive acrobacy.


Lonely Mountains: Downhill

Platforms: PC — Release Date: First Half of 2018

Developer: Megagon Industries

Trailer

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a Downhill Mountain Biking Game for PC focusing on responsive and fun controls, an open level design and an untouched nature in a beautiful low poly style.

Just you and your bike – take it on a thrilling ride down an unspoiled mountain landscape. Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails and wild rivers. Race, jump, slide and try not to crash – all the way from the peak to the valley!


Massive Galaxy

Platforms: PC/Mac/Linux — Release Date: TBA 

Developer: Massive Galaxy Studios

Massive Galaxy is a space trading adventure game, a point and click adventure with space trading elements in the mix. Explore, Trade and Fight across several systems.

Set in a massive galaxy, explore dozens of planets, habitats and other strange space locations. You start in a pan-human world, and you will need to trade and profit so you can soon get a better ship and visit new worlds


Marble & The Wood

Platforms: PC/Mac/Linux — Release Date: 2018

Developer: Andrew Stewart

Trailer

Mable & The Wood is a 2D action/exploration game set in a land where the overuse of magic is draining the world of its colour.

You play the part of a shape-shifting girl who can take the form of the beasts that she slays, but whose power is slowly destroying the world she is trying to save.


Backwoods

Platforms: PC/Mac/Mobile — Release Date: 2017

Developer: Backwoods Entertainment

When small-town handyman Harper Pendrell meets a dying woman in the street, he unwittingly stumbles into a diabolical conspiracy – a mystery only he can solve. An unknown disease is spreading across the country, and between them a scientist, a reporter and a reclusive artist hold the key to stopping it


DARQ

Platforms: PC/Mac/Linux — Release Date: Late 2017

Developer: Unfold Games

Trailer

DARQ tells the story of Lloyd, a boy who becomes aware of the fact that he is dreaming. To Lloyd’s misfortune, the dream quickly turns into a nightmare and all attempts to wake up end in failure. While exploring the darkest corners of his subconscious, Lloyd learns how to survive the nightmare by bending the laws of physics and manipulating the fluid fabric of the dream world.

In DARQ, sound plays a very important role. There are sections of the game that take place in absolute darkness and in order to navigate the environment, Lloyd has to rely on the location of sounds.


 

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