Welcome back to Screenshot Weekly! Every Tuesday, IGM brings you exclusive early 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! Without further ado, let’s take a look at this week’s screenshots:
Developed by “Super Duper Garret Cooper”, Black Ice is “a cyberpunk hacking game with jumping spiders, lasers, and ridiculous loot.” The game self-identifies as a mix between Borderlands and Tron, mixing together first-person shooting and hack-and-slash RPG mechanics. The game is currently in Early Access Beta, and can be purchased at an early adopter price of $5.00, a deal which further promises free updates forever, with no microtransactions or DRM. For more details about the game, and to keep up with progress updates, follow Black Ice on Twitter, Facebook, and IndieDB.
Cyberpunk 3776, not to be confused with that other cyberpunk game that has a couple “7”‘s in the title, is an arcade Shmup with a few extra bells and whistles. For one thing, developer Peter Hann refers to the game as a “psychedelic cyberpunk novel”, one that takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth that was destroyed at the hands of alien invaders. (Additional details about the story can be found here.) Feature-wise, Cyberpunk 3776 includes a variety of spaceship upgrades, and unique boss battles across seven stages, each with distinctive backdrops. More information can be found on IndieDB, and a playable Web demo is available here.
It’s not super often that I get an email that starts off asking me if I thought it was about time someone brought sexy back to local multiplayer gaming. (The fact that it’s happened more than once is… well, something.) But that’s exactly what Indrek Vändrik plans to do with ZombieRun. (Because who doesn’t look at undead, decaying corpses without getting just a little bit turned on?) Anyway, this 4-player game comes with three different multiplayer modes: Co-op, Competitive, and Battle mode, where players either work together, race to the finish, or straight-up smack down, respectively. You can check out the website, and a first-peek trailer, right here.
That’s it for this week’s 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 installment. As for any indie developers who would like to see their screenshots featured in an upcoming segment, feel free to send an email to IGM at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Line: “Screenshot Weekly”.