Zoom: Paparazzi im Einsatz (Exozet Game, 2006)
In Zoom: Paparazzi im Einsatz the player takes the role of a paparazzi who photographs VIPs in embarrassing situations. The game is played like most other first person shooters but the only weapon is a camera. So the player walks through the 15 levels, e.g. a private club in Hollywood or a musical premiere on a yacht, and searches for something interesting to happen. To make it easier the important persons are marked with a green arrow just before the event. Then the player uses his camera and receives his money instantly.
The main problem is that paparazzi are unwanted on these parties. So if the player is near a bodyguard when taking a picture they start to hit him – if the player loses his life energy the mission is lost. His only option is to blind the bodyguard (or an angry VIP) by photographing him and to run away quickly. Other threats are other paparazzi which steal the most interesting scenes. In every mission the player has to earn a certain amount of money to pass it. Sometimes he also needs to take pictures of specific events. The missions are fully scripted (which means that the player can memorise the events), and offer optional humorous content, e.g. conversations to listen to.
Vanessa’s Naughty Pics (Orb Games, 2007)
Play it online: http://www.y8.com/games/vanessas_naughty_pics
Celebrity Hunt (Fastgames.com, Begamer.com, 2012).
Be a paparazzi. Hunt celebrities with your camera and prepare an awkward situations for them. Take a perfect scandalous front page picture, maybe you will win a prize at the end. Use only your mouse to point and click causing a chain of actions and reactions.
play it online: http://www.begamer.com/flash-game/23649/celebrity-hunt/
Snapshot! Paparazzi is a game released in 2007 for PC (according to information on IGN) where you play the role of a paparazzi photographer chasing celebrities.
Get a glimpse into the bizarre world of the tabloids with Paparazzi. Travel the country to build your reputation as a hotshot, dirt-digging photojournalist through 10 diverse and humorous Photo Assignments. Use your eyes and your reflexes to capture photos of strange subjects to sell for cash. Search for and photograph challenging, hidden clues in a variety of interesting and bizarre locations. Succeed and you’ll rise through the ranks of the newspaper staff to become an Ace Photographer.
No reviews or gameplay footage seems to be avaible and the only few images of the game are found here: http://www.jeuxvideo.com/jeux/pc/00035897-snapshot-paparazzi.htm
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.
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).