Pictura

Pictura (budha, 2017)

Pictura is a photography game where you use you phone as a window into different worlds. Take pictures to trigger events, find creatures, and progress through different settings.

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Summary

Pictura is an exploration game where your phone acts as a window to a virtual world, supporting both touch and accelerometer controls

Gameplay

Using a virtual camera as a main gameplay mechanic, Pictura has you taking pictures which you can then sell to upgrade your camera, adopt new pets and travel to new locations. Each world is littered with hidden events, triggers, puzzles, simple story elements and easter eggs for you to find.

Style

Pictura has a general calm vibe combined with a few adventurous moments. The visual style is driven by photography elements, meaning it is rich in post-effects. Different lenses, filters and camera can help personalize the look and feel of each pic.

Worlds

Each world has its unique setting, challenges and moments of awe. Following a semi-episodic format, a new world will present its own set of challenges, puzzles, surprises, visual style and minimalist story line.

source: https://budha.itch.io/pictura

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The Sims 4 Get to Work Expansion Pack (Photography Skill)

The Sims 4 (Maxis, The Sims Studio, 2014) has a dedicated simulation of commercial photography in “The Sims 4 Get to Work Expansion Pack” (2015).

The Photography Skill comes with The Sims 4 Get to Work expansion pack. From a phone to a fancy camera. Sims who are skilled in Photography will have greater success as they hone their skills by taking lots of pictures, upgrading their equipment, experimenting with picture settings and using the In a Flash Photo Studio. Take photos of one Sim or 2 Sims. You can take photos of adult Sim but you also have the option to take photos of kids. When you are taking the picture you will have the option to choose filter, size or a backdrop but you can’t change poses if you are taking the photo. To change the pose you need to take a new picture.

You can buy 3 different digital camera’s: Barely Better Digital Camera, Crystal Clear Digital Camera and the Appreciably Average Digital Camera. The higher the price the better the digital camera.

Do a number of things with Photos taken, such as hanging them on walls, selling them in retail stores, or converting Photos to Memories. You also have the option to give the photo a name.

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Photography Skill Levels

The Photography skill only has 5 levels and doesn’t really unlock anything. The only thing it does is that you can take better quality photo’s you can sell for a higher price.

Level 1

  • Photography skill will allow to capture the world around. The road to creating photographic masterpieces takes some time but the higher the skill level the better photos.

Level 2

  • Don’t forget those selfies!

Level 3

  • The quality of the camera matters! Cheaper cameras are great to learn with but spending a few more Simoleons buys a camera that can zoom and take larger pictures.

Level 4

  • You can earn extra Simoleons by taking pictures of other Sims using the In a Flash Photo Studio.

Level 5

  • Open a photo gallery to share (and sell) photography art with other Sims!

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source: http://sims-online.com/sims-4-photography-skill-guide/

 

Game Boy Camera Canon EF Lens Mount by Bastiaan Ekeler

I designed and built a Canon EF Mount for my Game Boy Camera. The GBC has a sensor size of about 3.6mm² which seems equivalent to a 1/4″ sensor (Wikipedia). This gives the GBC a crop factor of about 10.81. With my 70-200 f4 mounted on a 1.4x extender, this gives me a max equivalent focal distance of about 200×1.4×10.81=3,026.8mm.

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source: http://ekeler.com/game-boy-camera-canon-ef-mount

Return to Zork

Return to Zork (Infocom, Activision, Activision Blizzard, DataWest, 1993)

Your Camera

This is your faithful companion! Do not underestimate the values of a picture, snapshot, photo, whatever you want to call it – take pictures of EVERYTHING! In this wonderful game (the only one with these attributes in the Zork series) you can show the pictures to the people you encounter. You WONT be able to solve some of the puzzles (or get certain items) unless you gather the appropriate photos! One that comes to mind is Rebecca, if you show her a picture of Canuk, you will trigger some very interesting comment; you wont get the same response if (for instance) you show her Canuk’s hut in the map.

source: http://walkthrough.wikia.com/wiki/Return_To_Zork

Photo Dojo

Photo Dojo (Nintendo, 2009).

Star in your very own fighting game on the Nintendo DSi!

Be the star of your own fighting game! Create up to 8 characters based on you and your friends, then fight to the end!

Welcome to Photo Dojo, where you create a dojo filled with ruthless (or humorous) fighting machines—using images of you and your friends! Use the Nintendo DSi Camera application to take pictures of yourself and your friends in various poses, then use the microphone to record sound effects and dialogue to give your warrior a voice. Choose one of the four available fighting styles, name your character, and you’re done! Better yet, repeat the simple, step-by-step process and create a lineup of up to eight fighters. Complete the setup of your game with the ability to make customized backgrounds and your choice of three awesome soundtracks…then prepare for battle! Two players can share one Nintendo DSi system and face off against each other in a one-on-one grudge match, while single-player mode offers the chance to pick your favorite fighter and take on a relentless wave of opponents of your own creation. If you’re ready for some seriously off-beat Kung Fu action—literally starring you—Photo Dojo’s unique twist on the side-scrolling beat’em up genre lets you use your imagination to set the stage for a fun-filled fight to the finish. May the best warrior win!

source: http://photodojo.nintendo.com/

 

Banana Fairy’s Camera in Donkey Kong 64

Donkey Kong 64 (Rare, Ultimate Play the Game, 1999).

The Banana Fairy’s Camera is the magical camera that players receive from the Banana Fairy Princess in Donkey Kong 64. The purpose of the camera is to take pictures of the Banana Fairies. It is the only method to catch Banana Fairies, as it traps them inside special banana skin photographs. The camera is fueled by Banana Camera Film. The more pictures the players take of Banana Fairies, the more secrets and extras they unlock in the game. Any Kong can use the camera.

It is used by first holding Z Button, then pressing Camera down Button, and finally pressing B Button to snap a photo.

source: https://www.mariowiki.com/Banana_Fairy%27s_Camera

Metal Gear Solid camera

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according to the Metal Gear Wiki, a camera is available throughout the game series (notably with the first Metal Gear Solid game published in 1998), with the possibility to save images starting with the 3rd title of the series.

Take photos wherever you like!
―Camera description in Metal Gear Solid.

The Camera is featured in several 3D games in the Metal Gear series as a hidden bonus item, which is procured during gameplay. It is used to capture images of interest to the player, which can be saved onto a memory card (PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo GameCube) or the console’s hard drive (Xbox, Xbox 360 andPlayStation 3), for later viewing. As the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Portable allow copying of game data onto a USB drive, photos taken in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, and the Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection can be transferred to a computer.

Metal Gear Solid

Cam-scope

The camera/scope in Metal Gear Solid.

The camera can be used to photograph ghosts in the original Metal Gear Solid, when used in certain locations.

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Substance

In Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, the Camera serves as a standard item in Solid Snake’s inventory, required for completion of the Tanker Chapter.

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Subsistence and 3D

Photos taken with the Camera in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence can be transferred to Metal Gear Acid 2 via “Link Mode,” and converted to stereoscopic 3D images for use with Metal Gear Acid 2‘s Solid Eye peripheral. Photo data is sent from the PlayStation 2 system by USB cable to the PlayStation Portable, where the 3D images can be saved.

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

[…] The camera allows pictures to be taken in-game, which can then be accessed from the photo album in the main menu and exported to the PlayStation 3’s HDD. Photos taken could also be uploaded to Metal Gear Online‘s Community Support Page.

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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

A rangefinder camera appears in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker as a selectable item. Any pictures taken are sent to “Photos” in the XMB Media Bar. It is a required item in several optional missions; including, but not limited to, “Ghost Photography,” “Papparazi,” and “Date with Paz.” Chico speculates in a mission briefing that the reason the camera is able to take pictures of ghosts is because it is a machine, and thus cannot be fooled.

source: http://metalgear.wikia.com/wiki/Camera