Tamagotchi Pix “Includes a camera to take photos with your character, cook, find new Tamagotchi friends and have your character go on playdates.”
Super Mario Party (NDcube, 2018) contains a mini game titled Slaparazzi, where you compete against other characters to be in the center of the frame when the photograph is taken.
It’s an interesting twist compared to the usual paparazzi photography games, where the subject of the photo is the one with agency and attempting to get in the picture, rather than the photographer trying to get a picture of a (often unaware or non consensual) subject.
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
Cobra Club HD (Robert Yang, 2015)
Cobra Club HD is a free photo studio game about body image, privacy, and dick pics.
If selfies argue that all faces are worthy of memory, dick pics show how all cocks are worthy of consideration. In the vein of noble projects like Critique My Dick Pic, we wish to “take back” the dick pic from the clutches of creepy congressmen and tabloid headlines. Popular discourse rightfully centers the consent of dick pic recipients, but government mass surveillance (Can They See My Dick?) also threatens the consent of dick pic senders, as state spy complexes admit they “collect it all” with almost no oversight or transparency.
To help re-imagine what dick pics can do for society, Cobra Club gives everyone, even people without dicks, access to the means of (dick pic) production though a fully-adjustable virtual 3D dick and versatile camera controls. It is both no one’s dick and everyone’s dick. Perhaps the dick pic is democracy itself…
Beyond the aesthetics of dicks, though, Yang is also playing with ideas of surveillance and of privacy and self-presentation. He talks specifically about the Edward Snowden interview John Oliver conducted for Last Night Tonight where dick pics are referenced in relation to the data the US government collects as part of surveillance programs bringing into question the consent and privacy of the sender.
When you zoom out and get far more of your character in shot you’ll notice his face is pixellated – a nod to the desire for privacy, for not being outed, even to you, the usually powerful puppetmaster.
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!
Photobomb (Milkbag Games, 2014)
The premise: everyone is supposed to be monitored everywhere, but a city square has been bombed by someone who wasn’t wearing their tracking ID. Six people there were unidentified at the time of the bombing, and we need to figure out which it was. We can wander around inside a reconstruction of the scene, replaying the last seconds before the bomb went off, watching a crowd mannequins move about and, eventually, seeing one drop the bomb.
We have no idea who that person is, but we can tag and track the unknowns by recreating photos which feature them. Everyone’s Instagramming everything nowadays, you know. Once we’ve recreated a shot, the suspects and bomb sites within them are forever painted bright colours as we rewatch events. Eventually we can find clear proof, but may not have time. With people baying for justice, we only have two minutes to identify the guilty. We might need to rely on deduction.
The photo-restaging is tricky to get the hang of, but jolly fun once you’ve figured it out. Watching the crowds buzz about is a lovely thing, as is watching bright suspects pass through them. Our one gunshot is pretty powerful and final, especially at times when we’re not certain. That’s a problem with many FPSs: shooting loses a lot of its power when we’re doing it constantly. And the mannequin shatters, not even seen as a person. Pretty harsh place, this city. It occurs to me now that I’ve never tried not firing or purposely missing at the end.
And! Being procedural means the suspects and square are different every time. Splendid.
Download page: https://milkbaggames.itch.io/photobomb
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!
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.
project page: https://theladyvictoria.itch.io/toripon
Google Street Car (Linus Suter, 2011) is kind of a mix between playing GTA and pretending to be Jon Rafman collecting images for Nine Eyes of Google Street View.
Drive a google car anywhere on google maps and take Streetview photos
play it here: http://codewelt.com/gcar