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

source: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1008920/Photographs/

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source: https://lucaredwood.itch.io/photographs

Photography missions in Jurassic World Evolution (2018)

Photography missions in Jurassic World Evolution (Frontier Developments plc, 2018). Similar to Afrika or beyond Good and Bad, the game uses photographic activities in game in a simulation of safari/animal species inventory mechanic.

Below are a few basic tips for taking the best photographs and them some dinosaur specific activities that net you extra cash for bonuses.

Jurassic World Evolution Photograph Guide – Photography Basics

  • You get bonus cash for each individual dinosaur in the shot
  • If a dinosaur is participating in an activity (eating, socializing, hunting etc) you get further bonuses
  • Your composition bonus increases based on your zoom level and central content. Make the best attraction middle and make sure the entire dino fits in the frame
  • Avoid taking pictures of the same species more than once or twice in a row.

Jurassic World Evolution Photograph Guide – Dinosaur Activities

  • Drinking
  • Eating Live Food (Live Bait)
  • Socializing (Usually herbivores that move in herds)
  • Hunting (When a carnivore is hunting another dinosaur
  • Running
  • Eating A Carcass (When a carnivore is eating the body of another dinosaur
  • Dinosaurs Fighting, Attacking

source: http://www.gamersheroes.com/game-guides/jurassic-world-evolution-photograph-guide/

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source: https://steamcommunity.com/app/648350/discussions/1/3559414588256806823/

 

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.

source: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/04/02/toripon-bird-photography-game/

project page: https://theladyvictoria.itch.io/toripon

IslandPop Photo by TyNorman

IslandPop Photo (TyNorman, 2018)

IslandPop Photo is a photography game and walking simulator heavily inspired by the City Pop era and the works of Hiroshi Nagai. Explore procedurally generated islands with your camera to take photos and save them to disk.

source: https://tynorman.itch.io/islandpop-photo

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/330849989

Photo-copy by Cliffordius

Photo-copy (Cliffordius, 2018).

itch.io link: https://cliffordius.itch.io/photo-copy

You’ll walk about Black Rock City,  site of the Burning Man festival, and try your best to re-create  some photos.  Identify the landmarks in the photos, find the right place to stand, and choose just the right angle.

The city layout, camps, and landmarks are all procedurally generated.

It’s a first-person shooter in which you shoot photos.

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Specter Snap

Specter Snap (Tim Ned Atton, 2015)

Specter Snap!
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!

source: https://timnedatton.itch.io/specter-snap

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screenshots from game, played on 2018-07-05 (online)

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