“The Trials” and “I Wish I Were The Moon”

The Trials and I Wish I Were The Moon (Daniel Benmergui, 2008) are two online games developed in Flash, part of the Moon Stories Trilogy.

They implement two slightly different picture taking mechanics through an interface that looks like a magic camera, able to copy-paste an image (The Trails) or cut-and-paste it(I Wish I were the Moon).

Play The Trails online here: http://ludomancy.com/trials/index.html

Play I Wish I Were The Moon here: http://www.kongregate.com/games/danielben/i-wish-i-were-the-moon

Lost: Via Domus

Lost: Via Domus (Ubisoft, 2008) is a game spin off of the Lost TV series, where you play a photo journalist named Elliott Maslow who loses his memory in a plane crash.

The game employs the use of flashbacks as a storytelling device, much like the television show, and gamifies the act of photographic capture as a way to retrieve memories. Framing, focusing and zooming are realistically simulated in-game, while the function of the photographic act is given the supernatural power to “cure” the protagonist’s amnesia.