I like Screenshot Saturday, Twitter’s weekly tag for sport builders to throw up pictures and gifs (largely gifs, however that’s not alliterative) of their works in progress. I adore it a lot that I’ve gathered collectively a few of my favourites in order that we will coo over them collectively. Inside: a magical lady cat café, hyperactive sheep, and a really calm tree in what appears to be a a lot much less tranquil sport.
Calico is an upcoming cat café administration sim with the purpose “no animals you can’t pet.” I’m routinely in. It’s not simply cats both, there are “raccoons, deer, canines, turtles, pink pandas, foxes,” and extra deliberate. Additionally individuals, however not simply any individuals. Witches, magical women, and if the gif they shared this week is something to go by, owl individuals.
Calico is scheduled to launch subsequent 12 months, however first they’re planning a Kickstarter marketing campaign beginning on April 2nd. You may see a complete bunch extra gifs, together with flying cats, cats sufficiently big to trip, and cats clipped by means of individuals’s faces, on their website.
Survival metropolis builder Arclands has loads of deliberate options, as outlined in its itch.io development log. In addition to creating and rising a settlement, you’ll have to handle residents, acquire assets, discover to search out historical artefacts, and defend your self and your work from assault.
However extra importantly, there are sheep, and so they go quick.
I don’t know whether or not this can make it to the sport’s eventual launch, however regardless it and the remainder of the artwork fashion are lovable. I may watch these little puffs of chimney smoke all day. Developer Jon Keller says that that is deliberately “deceptively cute,” by which case, contemplate me deceived.
Sparklite is a roguelike journey that’s scheduled to launch on Steam this autumn. It doesn’t sound like an particularly stress-free sport, what with needing to cease an evil mineral miner from “fuelling his highly effective struggle machines” and destroying the world with air pollution, and but I discover this tree shared by Purple Blue Video games’ pixel artist endlessly soothing.
The remainder of the sport’s pixel crops are nice too (you possibly can see a few of them up there within the header picture). All of the extra purpose to cease the whole lot being destroyed by the hands of The Baron.
For extra snippets of in improvement video games, you possibly can take a peek into the Twitter tag your self.