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I think you should play Photographs.
I tried to make it a little bit different from most games. It sort of mixes puzzle and narrative in a ( hopefully ) interesting way. You might get stuck on some puzzles, but you should never not know what you need to do to proceed.
So what do you actually do? Well, you search around and solve puzzles, and as you do so you'll be developing a scene in front of you and hearing a story. I want to the story to really stand out, so the game has got really beautiful pixel art and top notch music, combined with gameplay and narrative beats that individually would do a pretty good job of telling that story, but come together to really make something special.
It's a pretty short game too. I would say about three hours. There are loads of games these days and who has time to play them all? I've tried to keep things as condensed as possible rather than add filler, to be as respectful for your time as I can be.
Each story is in a different setting and has completely different gameplay mechanics. It ended up being a LOT of work, but It's kind of necessary: The gameplay itself has a hand in telling the story, so what works for one tale wouldn't work for another.
I don't think there's anything else like it out there, so if nothing else, It should give you a unique experience.
So yeah. That's my pitch, If that sounds interesting to you, give it a shot!
- Added Hints and Skips
- Bug fixes: Fixed lots of them
Ratings and Reviews
Great story but you must love puzzles
I really like this developers previous apps so I gave this one a try. The story, sound effects and originality are all great. I think this was a successful attempt to go outside their comfort zone and try something different. That being said, the puzzles were too frustrating. Some made sense and were more or less simple. But others required too much time to figure out the weird puzzle mechanics being introduced. I could have handled it better if I could willingly skip puzzles whenever I wanted but instead the app forces you to try some arbitrary number of times. I spent too long purposefully trying to fail the puzzle so that I could skip and see the story. Eventually I just stopped playing cause it was frustrating.
Great game, but no help if you’re stuck
I absolutely loved this game. Very original and unique, great graphics and stories. It’s the kind of game you don’t want to put down. But unfortunately, I had to stop playing when I got to the last story. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t get past the odd puzzles. Kind of like a match 3 game combined with Rock Paper Scissors, and as much as I like puzzle games, this part made no sense to me. If there had been any sort of hint or help functionality, I would have given 5 stars for sure.
Interesting but flawed
This is an interesting if incredibly depressing game in many ways. I do wish there were a way to replay the ending and see the other possible choices, since I disliked some of the puzzles in the last section immensely and don’t really want to replay them. I do not recommend this if you can’t handle really really depressing storylines, however.
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- EightyEight Games LTD
- 174.6 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © EightyEight Games 2012-2019
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.