“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

Paparazzi

Paparazzi for Playstation 2 (HuneX, 2005, original title: The Camera Kozou) is a photography simulation game where the player has to take pictures of models, with the possibility to request the model to look at the camera, to “adopt a charming pose”, “adopt a sexy pose” and “get a kiss on the fly”. The player/photographer can also dance, jump and wave hands to build empathy with the subject and it’s possible to move around the photo shoot location to take the best shots of the model’s performance.

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While the content of the game is questionable, with much of the game’s 3D physics simulation spent on rendering the bouncing of the models’ oversized breast, the camera simulation in manual mode contains many parameters rendered directly from analogue cameras (namely flash, zoom, focus, aperture and shutter speed).