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.
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[…] 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.
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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
- Eating Live Food (Live Bait)
- Socializing (Usually herbivores that move in herds)
- Hunting (When a carnivore is hunting another dinosaur
- Eating A Carcass (When a carnivore is eating the body of another dinosaur
- Dinosaurs Fighting, Attacking
Introducing the most immersive, robust Nintendo Labo kit to date—this one combines DIY fun, pass-and-play multiplayer, and family-friendly play with simple, shareable VR gaming. It even includes a programming tool you can use to create your very own VR games and experiences! Feel your creations come to life as you and your family blast through an alien invasion, create 3D works of art, dive into an oceanic photo safari, soar atop a bird, and go wherever else your imagination takes you.
Pupperazzi (Sundae Month, 2019)
Dodge between people and obstacles as you try to capture canine beauty on everlasting digital photos. Double jump across buildings to get that lucrative shot of a local dog celebrity just trying to live their life. Slow motion zooming helps capture mid-air moments that actually make you feel something.
When you finally give up your dreams of a stable life as a photographer, commiserate with other amateurs through local multiplayer dog-spotting competitions.
True beauty comes from within, but we think in-game photos are major competitors.
thanks Matteo Bittanti for the tip!
Snapdragon (Jan Orlowski, 2019)
Snapdragon is a puzzle adventure game about recreating photos on an abandoned island. Use the old photos to determine where they were taken and recreate them with your camera. The island has experienced many changes, so figuring out where the photo was taken will be a challenge.
thanks Matteo Bittanti for the tip!
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.
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.
IMG_20180226 (Crawlspace, 2018) is a short story game about taking a picture of the moon.
itch.io link: https://crawlspacestudio.itch.io/img-20180226
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)