Michigan : Report from Hell (Grasshopper Manifacture, 2004)
As part of a three-man news crew from Zara Television it is your job to report on the drama as it occurs. Your role in proceedings is passive, and one almost like a director observing his cast and crew. […] But you do not merely sit back and watch colleagues fighting for their lives. Capturing the action is part of the game, but by searching rooms and environments you can identify potentially life saving (or puzzle solving) items by zooming in on them. Failure to do so may result in another path being taken, or at worse your female reporter dying in a gruesome encounter.
Shutter is a 2015 horror game by Cosmic Logic where players have to control a camera equipped RC vehicle. The aim of the game is to take pictures, which get assigned to the player as he/she progresses. The photos taken need to uploaded and the camera gets upgraded throughout the game (with specific modifications like night vision, spectral vision, etc.).
Re-live a dark and haunting tale in this fixed camera puzzle-horror game RE-miniscent of the first generation of survival horror games. Using both CCTV cameras and your upgradable RC surveillance unit, you have to keep your eyes and ears sharp in order to take photos and unearth a chilling event that unfolded years ago.
1000 Heads Among The Trees is 2015 horror game developed by Aaron Oldenburg. Photography plays a central role in the game as players need to take pictures of people and things, but also share these pictures with characters met throughout the game. Here photographs can be shown to characters who will give more information about the subjects and locations in the photographs.
Visit a quiet town in the Peruvian desert at night searching for spirits and taking photos, then sharing these pictures with locals who tell improvised stories about them. […]
- Use your photography as a means of conversing with non-player characters, revealing what they see as well as what they imagine.
- Discover that your camera is not just a passive recorder, but that its act of observation can change the environment.
- Export and share your photos.