Relishing within the particulars of sport growth helps me construct an appreciation for each the worlds of video games and the individuals who make them. This contains environmental design I usually take with no consideration, like a sport’s day-to-night cycle. Whereas time of day can usually affect how I play a sport, I hardly ever cease and pause to understand that my sport world is continually altering. So, when developer Sørb posted a video exhibiting off the panorama because it modifications from a vivid blue to golden hour, it didn’t simply present me how lovely that sport is, however how fortunate we’re that any sport has any sundown in any respect.
We now have lovely views and extra in Cool WIP, EuroJournal’s weekly roundup of eye-catching clips and screenshots of works in progress. Every week, the EuroJournal workers scours the web for essentially the most attention-grabbing video games nonetheless underneath development, to offer you a sampler of the good up-and-coming initiatives.
This week we have now a lightning-fast runner with tiny legs, a hamster platformer, a picket boat that runs like a jet ski, and a slick 3D platformer the place you spring round like a frog.
A good looking sundown
This sport is made by a developer who makes video games underneath the web pseudonym, Sørb. The unnamed sport appears impressed by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, because it boasts scenic factors and climbing. In this clip, we will see the golden hour come and go, exhibiting a complete day-to-night cycle in 30 seconds. If this appears cool to you, you may try the most recent updates on Sørb’s Twitter account.
Sonic has nothing on this sprinter
I’ve seen quite a lot of cinematic adventures the place characters gracefully traverse open land — The Pathless and Journey to call just a few. Nonetheless, there’s one thing completely pleasant and comical about this runner speeding along with its tiny, tiny legs. The sport is a prototype of an unannounced mission from Wilhelm Nylund and whereas we don’t know a lot about it but, you may see what the developer is up to on his Twitter account.
Mario Maker meets Hamtaro in Pompom
Pompom is a puzzle platformer from Tomo Camp the place you play as a hamster who takes a visit to house. As you attempt to beat every degree, you’ll want to position totally different parts like springs or platforms to assist the hamster cross. It’s a cute idea with an excellent cuter protagonist who jogs my memory of the beloved anime pet, Hamtaro. According to one of the developers, Willem Rosenthal, there’s a demo coming quickly.
Whip a ship round like a jet ski
Whipping this tiny sailboat round like a jet ski certain appears like a blast. A clip from developer Deniz Cetinalp reveals off a “balancing system with procedural animation” that permits that character to spin the boat round and stroll throughout it, like folks do in log rolling. The goofy characteristic is part of No Extra Flat Days, a horrifying journey sport that may have you ever operating from amorphous blobs of flesh.
Yet one more cool frog sport
Frogs are having a second. Or a minimum of, they’re fashionable with indie builders. This clip from Chris Wade reveals some fairly slick platforming because the frog rolls, dives, and jumps from island to island. You’ll be able to even use its tongue like a hook shot. This sport doesn’t have a title or launch date but, however you may observe progress on the sport on their Twitter account.