Akihiko Taniguchi

Akihiko Taniguchi, practice for in-game photography / virtual photography, 2018

More by Akihiko Taniguchi: http://okikata.org/

 

Akihiko Taniguchi’s Alternative Photography course at Tama University (Tokyo) includes in-game photography:

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source: https://okikata.org/altphoto/in_game_photography.html

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source: https://okikata.org/altphoto/take_a_photo_in_game.html

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#nofilter

#nofilter (jekagames, 2017)

A picture-taking toy where you take snapshots from a bedroom and post pictures to an Instagram clone with randomly selected captions and hashtags. Made for GAMERella 2017 with Jess Marcotte, Serena Fisher, and Diana Lazzaro.

source: http://squinky.me/2017/11/10/nofilter/

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screenshot 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

Tropix

Tropix (cakenuckles and Lynnaira, 2017), submitted to Ludum Dare 39 (July 29th to August 1st, 2017).

what else is there to do on vacation but take pretty pictures to post on the internet?? try not to get distracted, and take the best pix you can before your phone dies! 💕

source: https://cakeknuckles.itch.io/tropix

Time Travel Selfies

Time Travel Selfies (Risin’ Goat, 2016) submitted to Ludum Dare 36 (August 26th-29th, 2016)

You have one goal: Taking selfies of ancient technology pieces in The Classic Greece Era to be the coolest guy of the Fakebook Science Community!

Of course, if a person from the past happens to see a cellphone, the Space Time Continuum will collapse.

source: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-36/?action=preview&uid=111663

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Yandere Simulator

Yandere Simulator (YandereDev, currently under development).

Yandere Simulator is an upcoming stealth action video game currently in development by YandereDev and to be published by tinyBuild. The game centers upon an obsessively lovesick schoolgirl named Ayano Aishi, also known as “Yandere-chan” after the Japanese term “yandere”, who has taken it upon herself to eliminate anyone she believes is monopolizing her crush’s attention. Over the course of ten weeks, Ayano will eliminate ten different rivals.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yandere_Simulator

In Yandere Simulator photography is used to retrieve more information about the subjects snapped through a smartphone camera. Similarly to police identification, photographic capture act as a monitoring and control device that give more information to the player about specific NPCs.

Furthermore the “photography club” in the game may use picture taking activities to incriminate the player through photographic evidence given to the police.

Another role of photography appears to be that of “currency”, to exchange favours with pictures of questionable content.

Panty Shots: A certain character will perform important favors for you if you send them photographs of girls’ panties. Panty shots are a “currency” that can buy favors and give you various advantages.

source: https://yanderesimulator.com/about/

Neko Atsume

Neko Atsume (Hit Point Co. Ltd., 2014)

Attract cats with food and then watch them romp with your toys! More than 40 varieties of cats—white and black, tabby and calico—might stop by. Rare cats are rumored to roam the neighborhood too, but you’ll need particular items to entice those elusive felines. Each visitor is logged in your Catbook. Become a master kitty collector and fill it up!

You can even make albums of your cat photos, or save them to your device and use them as wallpaper!”

source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/neko-atsume-kitty-collector/id923917775?mt=8