Welcome back to Screenshot Weekly! Every Tuesday, IGM brings you exclusive looks at upcoming games in various stages of development. The featured image introducing each game will always be original, and made especially for IGM, so you’ll see them for the first time right here! (Make sure to click the pics to see them in their full screen glory.) Without further ado, let’s take a look at this week’s screenshots:
Who knew that bee simulators would become a popular sub-genre of games? Almost exactly one year ago, we featured a game called Buzz Whizz Bees. Today, we’re bringing you Abbey’s Flight, another bee simulator headed to mobile devices. According to solo developer Stuart, the object of the game is to “hunt for vital supplies of pollen, water, and tree sap to bring back to the hive, while avoiding natural hazards like hornets, infection, and rain (a scary thing if you’re the same size as a bee).” Abbey’s Flight will be broken up into different segments, including flying levels that fit the previous description, levels to practice landing on flowers, and minigames in the form of a “waggle dance” to alert other bees you’ve found pollen, and a segment where players must keep the hive warm by shaking their tails. Developed in Unity for iPhones and iPads, Stuart says “it’s only taken me 8 months to get from installing it, to the point I can feel proud to show off my creation to other people. Something I never thought was possible.”
Shadows of Adam
Get ready to dive back into the 16-bit world of character-driven JRPGs with Shadows of Adam, a new PC project in development at Something Classic Games. The team provided a thorough explanation of the story, so here’s what players can expect: “A specter haunts the small, remote village of Adam. It is the ghost of its dour hero, Darrio, who set out 10 years ago without explanation and never returned, leaving his son and adopted daughter to wrestle with the dark secret he left behind. A secret that must now be revealed if the children hope to save their departed father, though its revelation could unhinge the world. Players will journey through a vivid and mysterious world and take on a cast of comical and brutal foes in fast-paced battles. Each dungeon is designed with innovative puzzles and unique gameplay to keep the player captivated and coming back for more. ” More information about Shadows of Adam can be found on the developer’s Twitter and Facebook pages, and the team keeps a weekly update blog on their website.
No love for the Android marketplace today, I’m afraid, as we’ve got another mobile entry launching exclusively for iOS devices. Eduardo Ramirez, one half of the duo working on Zombie Pickles, describes the game as a “run-and-gun side scrolling game set for release on iOS (iPhone 4 and higher) around October of 2015.” If you thought a game called Zombie Pickles was going to have a ridiculous storyline, well, it’s actually pretty reasonable. (So far as zombie-themed pickle games are concerned, anyway.) Players assume the role of Renegade, a special ops expert sent in to destroy all the hostile zombie pickles and uncover the mastermind behind the outbreak. The game is split into 40 levels spanning four distinct areas including the City, Jungle, Military Base, and a Scientific Complex. Other features include full Game Center integration for active leaderboards, and a video recording option that allows players to share gameplay footage with their friends via social media. More info can be found on the website, and via Facebook.
That’s it for this installment of Screenshot Weekly. Be sure to come back next week to see more exclusive looks of the latest indie games in development! Let us know in the comments section what upcoming indie games you’d like to see featured in a future segment. As for any indie developers who would like to see their screenshots featured right here, feel free to send an email to IGM at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Line: “Screenshot Weekly.” Or, if you’d like to be part of our Magazine’s Screenshot Monthly segment, include that in the email as well!