What Remains of Edith Finch

What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow, 2017) has a part of the games that uses photography mechanics as part of the gameplay. Focusing and taking a picture at the correct subject triggers the story to move forward.

Note: video below is a walkthrough and contains spoilers of the game.

 

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Lost: Via Domus

Lost: Via Domus (Ubisoft, 2008) is a game spin off of the Lost TV series, where you play a photo journalist named Elliott Maslow who loses his memory in a plane crash.

The game employs the use of flashbacks as a storytelling device, much like the television show, and gamifies the act of photographic capture as a way to retrieve memories. Framing, focusing and zooming are realistically simulated in-game, while the function of the photographic act is given the supernatural power to “cure” the protagonist’s amnesia.

Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude

Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is a 2004 adult-themed video game developed by High Voltage Software, part of the Leisure Suit Larry series. In this game the main character can take photographs that can be sold to collectors, mini games involving photographing (photo shoot games) also exist.

The camera mode, switch to a basic viewfinder interface, with zooming capability. A super camera lens can be unlocked, that adds 10x zoom ability to your camera, instead of 5x.

Photos are evaluated by an algorithm and rewarded based on wide/close shot (close ups award higher points), and the movement of the character:

Money with pictures

[…]The best money is paid for close-up shots of breasts when she raises her arms above her head or when she is three quarters to full profile, in 90+% of the camera frame. For these, pay is $7 each, or $4 for those not just right. Patience for the correct shot and angle makes this a little time consuming, but you can make over $30 for each roll after the assessment fee, and you can do it as long as desired.

The tenured professor in the Library likes Morgan’s boobs, and will pay $7 each. The person in the Greek Quad, once you can get into the Sorority house, likes Bettie Jo’s boobs and Zanna’s crotch, and will pay $7 each. The person in the Dance Hall likes Luba’s boobs and will pay $7 each. The person in Spartacus loves Helmut’s crotch and goes up to $8 when he is moving. Once again, the subject being in motion is the key to high pay — watch for their movement patterns before snapping pictures.

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