July 22, 2012 10:00 PM | John Polson
Though Zombies Go to a Party is small in scale, the above Chiptune Fest seemed a pretty rockin' way to start off this week's feature. Not to mention, devs have overworked zombies in games, and they deserve a party. This party belongs to Mini LD #36 entry Eruption developer Derevenksy.
This week's Screenshot Saturday sampling is about a lot more than zombies, though, with almost 200 pics to peruse. Enviro-bear 2010 dev Justin Smith posted a cryptic character shot (of something!?!). The arwork of Tyrone Henrie's Catapult for Hire and Final Boss Entertainment's Doom-like FPS Wrack have received major updates, too.
But that's just the beginning of The Day After #ScreenshotSaturday.
Dustforce developers are working on an FPS roguelike, described as a kind of Quake and NetHack mix. The character is holding a revolver and a thurible (incense burner), Mary Kish of Hitbox Team tells me. The game currently has no name, but I'm expecting something (un)holy.
Flash sponsors, Venusian Vengeance needs your support. This is a top-down run and gun semi-prequel to Alec Stamos' Cold Vengeance. Stamos is also known for Tales of the Renegade Sector and most recently Ninja the Explorer.
Sumom Games is working on a 2D space shooter with puzzle elements called Humans Must Answer. Oh crap, what am I guilty of now? And if I'm a cyborg, can I be only partially accountable?
This is a WIP from Ishisoft, entitled Puzzle Island. Puzzles on a pixelated island? I'm intrigued!
Sven Bergstrom's game made me do a double-take. Was this a WIP photo of Monaco? No, it's Bergstrom's own CTRLR, top down, procedural stealth game with a focus on feel and audio.
Zayne Black's Flibble delivers visually, as a narrative-driven Adventure (Atari 2600)-inspired maze game. Fingers crossed no Yorgle's are in this one. My heart can't take it.
Finally, Memory of a Broken Dimension earns a mention for its one of many odd images you can see on x r a's website. MOBD may be an FPS, as hinted at the "FPS?" on the game's page. "The emulator of an obscure computer system propagates across the internet, a signal is established..." It's almost as cryptic as this Tweet recently sent to our fair IGF Chairman:
"@brandonnn PLE░▒▓█▀▄ LLOW RECEIV░▒▄ SET T▀ CH░NNE▒▀ █▀▄DWIDTH! FIX█▀ DOWNL░AD VECT▀R T░WARDS RA =▀17:45.6, Dec = -28:56 (2000.0░░░▒░░▓██▀▒▄▄"