Specter Snap (Tim Ned Atton, 2015)
You’re a walking exorcist camera, out to save the world by snapping ghosts. Take a spooky close-up or zoom out to capture large swaths of ectoplasmic baddies. Jump around to get the best shots, for the most points. Only you can prevent a spectral selfie epidemic!
screenshots from game, played on 2018-07-05 (online)
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.
Pictura is an exploration game where your phone acts as a window to a virtual world, supporting both touch and accelerometer controls
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.
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.
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.
Photo Fight! (Christine Gagne, Garrison Davis, Jayson Fitch, Jim Arnold, Matt Gall, Rob Cigna, Tristan Meere, 2015) submitted to Ludum Dare 32 (April 17th-20th, 2015)
Are you ready for a photoshoot? In “Photo Fight,” up to four players duke it out in the craziest networked camera FPS deathmatch you’ll ever play! Race across three floating islands as you ragdoll other players by setting up the perfect shot. Collect filters to enable horse masks, floaties, goatees, and more! Prove your photography skills over a strict time limit and watch the bodies pile up. Line up the perfect shot and utter the words of power: Say Cheese!
NOTE: This is a networked multiplayer game, you’ll need some people to join you to engage in combat, but feel free to explore even by yourself!
Instructions: Take photos of other players to gain points. One photo of each enemy will be scored; the game will automatically submit the highest scoring photo. Line up your distance, angle, and zoom to get the best score, and get filters or multiple players on the screen for a bonus multiplier. All photos are scored and displayed at the end of the time limit. Most important: have fun!
play it online: http://www.darkwindmedia.com/PhotoFight/PhotoFightWeb.html
Anachronox (Ion Sotorm, 2001) features a digital camera that is used in some sub-quests (“Sub-quest: Anachronox Symbols”, “Sub-quest: Yerocan And Working For The Resistance”, “Sub-quest: Dead Drug Dealer”, “Sub-quest: Speeder”, “Sub-quest: Brebulan Photographs” and “Sub-quest: Red Bippridi”, source: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/pc/196605-anachronox/faqs/12984) to gather photographic evidence.
Escape Dead Island (Fatshark, 2014)
Lacuna Passage (Random Seed Games, 2017).
Lacuna Passage is an open-world Mars exploration and survival game. You will utilize a unique photography mechanic and traverse a Mars terrain generated from actual NASA satellite data in the Survival Sandbox Mode on Steam Early Access.
What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow, 2017) has a part of the games that uses photography mechanics as part of the gameplay. Focusing and taking a picture at the correct subject triggers the story to move forward.
Note: video below is a walkthrough and contains spoilers of the game.