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 (remember to click the pictures to appreciate them in all their fully-sized glory):
Creature Battle Lab
It’s kinda hard to ignore a game when the synopsis invites me to “enter a world of bizarre science, filled with gene splicing and mixed up chromosomes”; the tinkerer in me becomes quickly intrigued. For those like me who enjoy fully customizable characters, Dojo Arcade’s upcoming Creature Battle Lab may be worth keeping an eye on. Developed in collaboration with S4C, a Welsh Language Broadcaster, and support from the Welsh government, the game allows players to create a near infinite number of creature creations and then battle with them. The game supports ranked play, championships and cups to compete in, “console quality” 3D graphics, and has full Welsh language support. Be sure to check out the official website for more details on this upcoming iOS title slated for release this Fall.
Keeping with today’s unintended theme of Welsh developers, Wales Interactive (Interactive Whales… there’s a game.) is working on a sci-fi action running game titled Infinity Runner. I won’t spoil the story, but I will say there are parts where things get creepy. (As you can see from our exclusive screenshots… Werewolves!) Being a runner, the game lends itself particularly well to being played on Oculus Rift, so naturally, the team is developing it with full Oculus Rift support. Infinity Runner will be coming to PC on June 2nd, available through Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux, followed by a release on PS3 shortly thereafter. Then, by the end of the summer, the team plans on releasing the game for PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U as well.
Nostalgic 16-bit era gamers who fondly (fondel-y?) recall the likes of Desert Strike - I personally preferred Jungle Strike on the Genesis – will want to pay close attention to KILLSTORM. Developed by Nice Touch Games (retroactively, that “fondel-y” joke now makes sense!) KILLSTORM lets players pilot a “lethally-armed, highly agile attack helicopter.” Updating the isometric attack helicopter genre, the game provides high quality 3D environments and an intense action game experience, while also providing social features and competitive leaderboards. The game is currently looking for votes on Steam Greenlight, and additional information can be found on their website. There’s also a demo available for those curious to give the in-progress version a test-flight.
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”. Or, if you’d like to be part of our Magazine’s Screenshot Monthly segment, include that in the email as well!