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:
Inspired by the greats such as X-Com and Baldur’s Gate, Graywalkers is a squad-based, tactical action game set in a post apocalyptic world. According to the Las Vegas-based team at Dreamlords Digital, “Graywalkers: Purgatory is the first in a series of Emergent Strategic and Tactical Turn-based 3D Role-Playing Games set in a stylish supernatural post-apocalyptic world, where parts of Heaven, Hell and Earth have merged together in an event called ‘The Rupture.’ You play the prophesied leader of the Graywalkers, the 36 Hidden Ones who walk the line between the darkness and the light. It is your task to gather them all, unite the different factions of Purgatory under your banner, and lead the war to reclaim the world for humanity against the supernatural forces that have dominated the world.” The game just launched on Kickstarter, and is off to a fast start, which you can see for yourself here. There’s also a playable pre-Alpha demo showcasing combat, which is open to the public here, and a Twitter profile you can follow as well.
Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons
“Not long ago, the galaxy was dominated by two warring factions: The United Space Federation (USF) and the Alliance of Free Worlds. Engaged in a bloody conflict, the USF and the Alliance threw everything they had against each other. This happened for years, and cost the lives of millions. Until the day that an alien species arrived in the galaxy – the Gark – and started attacking both the USF and the Alliance forces without warning. The powerful Gark fleet seemed unstoppable, crushing all resistance and destroying entire planets. Both sides were caught unaware, and were unable to halt the advance of the aliens. Former enemies became allies, and so the USF and the Alliance started working together to fight their common enemy.” Such is the backdrop for Mechs & Mercs, a real-time tactics game featuring customizable squads, an open campaign filled with side-missions, 5 different planets each with a unique aesthetic, and an assortment of classes and mechs to play as. More information can be found on the developer’s, Camel 101, website.
Super Space Lander 2
If you thought Space was a new frontier we could venture to in search of exciting new professions, prepare to be disappointed. Scott Meyer, the solo dev at Mutated Software, is currently working on Super Space Lander 2. The bulk of the game “plays like Lunar Lander, if you could leave the moon and do white collar jobs in space. Yes, white collar jobs, but in space! You’ll have the opportunity to go through drivers education, become an established pizza delivery boy, and even take on the noble trade of space truckin’! It’s a three-button game which lends the game an easy to use, but hard to master, game mechanic that so far has presented a challenge and satisfaction to play testers from my daughter (age 7) to older people (my mom requested I not share her age) – with plenty of enjoyment to be had by those ages in-between.” The game also features a bit of social commentary, but you’ll have to check it out to see what I mean. Additional information about the game can be found on the Super Space Lander 2 website.
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!