Photography based videogames appear to be gaining popularity and appeal

toem is a photography adventure game expanding the photography oriented videogame genre
(Image credit: TOEM / SomethingWeMade)

Games implementing the medium of photography have been on the rise for many years. Even the latest and most popular games of all time, such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V  feature advanced photo modes that enable gamers to adjust settings such as aperture and depth of field, in similar ways to how we would configure manual settings on a camera.

Snapping in-game screenshots using photo mode is simply one of many ways that photography has been absorbed into the world of game space. Popular titles such as  Pokémon Snap require players solely to capture images in order to progress through the game. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.