Selfies In Video Games, by Bobdunga, published on YouTube on 26 Jan 2019
“Re-enacting something that never happened”
which probably came from here:
which in turn reminded me of Jon Haddock’s image from The Screenshots series (2000):
and Cody Walton’s The Unknown Rebel:
PHOTOGRAPHS by EightyEight Games
PHOTOGRAPHS (EightyEight Games, 2019)
Set off in the distance, you’re given a camera, looking to take photos of their lives: whether it be a grand-father and grand-daughter playing their favorite game, a diver perfecting her craft, or strangers working together to survive. Each photo is set with a small puzzle, each style different for each arc, that progresses the time line before taking the next photo. Each photo taken dives deeper into the lives of these five individuals, all the way to the climax of each arc, showing what went wrong, and our character’s wishes.
comment by thatdiesel
[…] As a photographer all the little details were a nice touch- seeing the camera settings change with the scene and even with cursor movement put a smile on my face.
The photographs are just a framing device for the story as it moves along. The experience is all about the stories.
comment by whythecynic
“Point and shoot: what’s next for photography in video games?” by Jordan Erica Webber
nice summary of photography mechanics in games by Jordan Erica Webber for The Guardian.
Rendering the Goddess by LaTurbo Avedon
LaTurbo Avedon, Rendering the Goddess, 2019
Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Camera (VR Kit)
Introducing the most immersive, robust Nintendo Labo kit to date—this one combines DIY fun, pass-and-play multiplayer, and family-friendly play with simple, shareable VR gaming. It even includes a programming tool you can use to create your very own VR games and experiences! Feel your creations come to life as you and your family blast through an alien invasion, create 3D works of art, dive into an oceanic photo safari, soar atop a bird, and go wherever else your imagination takes you.
Pupperazzi by Sundae Month
Pupperazzi (Sundae Month, 2019)
Dodge between people and obstacles as you try to capture canine beauty on everlasting digital photos. Double jump across buildings to get that lucrative shot of a local dog celebrity just trying to live their life. Slow motion zooming helps capture mid-air moments that actually make you feel something.
When you finally give up your dreams of a stable life as a photographer, commiserate with other amateurs through local multiplayer dog-spotting competitions.
True beauty comes from within, but we think in-game photos are major competitors.
thanks Matteo Bittanti for the tip!
Snapdragon by Jan Orlowski
Snapdragon (Jan Orlowski, 2019)
Snapdragon is a puzzle adventure game about recreating photos on an abandoned island. Use the old photos to determine where they were taken and recreate them with your camera. The island has experienced many changes, so figuring out where the photo was taken will be a challenge.
thanks Matteo Bittanti for the tip!
Toripon 鳥ポン by Victoria Smith
Toripon 鳥ポン (Victoria Smith, 2019)
an upcoming game about snapping virtual budgies doing cute and silly things to share online. Look, that one’s riding a Roomba! That one’s rolling around in a toilet roll tube! That one’s hopping about the sink! That one- wait, is that one carrying a knife in its beak? Adorable! See these birds and more in the trailer below.
As we take photos of our cute friends and share them, our follower count grows (obvs) and we can unlock special rare birds. I am reminded a wee bit of Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector, but mostly I’m not thinking much about anything, just enjoying watching those birds.
project page: https://theladyvictoria.itch.io/toripon
reenacting the Bechers in Minecraft by Kaja Fuchs
Kaja Fuchs has restaged the seminal photographic works of Bernd and Hilla Becher in Minecraft, collaborating with her sister who built the models in the game.
all images © Kaja Fuchs 2019.