Posts Tagged ‘game’

Photobomb: A Game About Solving a Crime Through Social Media Photos

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After the Boston Marathon Bombings in April 2014, both law enforcement and the public turned to photos from bystanders and security cameras to find clues about the perpetrators.

Inspired by this concept of using social media photos to solve crime, game programmer Matt Rix decided to create a game called “Photobomb.”
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Pixact.ly: An Online Game That Lets You See How Well You Can Eyeball Pixel Counts

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If you do a lot of photo editing, you’ve likely gotten pretty used to making estimates of pixel dimensions. But how good are you, exactly?

A new browser-based game called Pixact.ly wants to help you answer that question. It’s based around the simple idea of drawing a box with specific pixel dimensions.
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Citizen Photojournalism Game Shows That Framing Shots Differently Changes the Story

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More so than ever before, it’s regular citizens with camera phones who are breaking the news… or in some cases shaping the news. And it’s this topic, hot on the heels of the protests in Ferguson, MO, that developer Nicky Case decided to tackle in a powerfully simple game. Read more…

Paparazzi: A Multiplayer PC Game that Pits a Scampering Celebrity Against Your Lens

If you miss the days of arcade-style gaming, Pringo Dingo Games might have just what you’re looking for… complete with a photographic twist. The three-man game studio’s latest creation is a game called Paprazzi, and it pits your reflexes against a scampering 8-bit celebrity. Read more…

This Virtual Reality Game Could Help Teach Photojournalists to Survive in War Zones

Each year, hundreds of photojournalists put themselves in harm’s way to offer us a glimpse into the horrors of war, and too many of them are going in unprepared, not knowing even rudimentary survival and first aid skills that could mean the difference between life and death when they’re out in the field.

That’s where the Oculus Rift virtual reality game “Stringer” hopes to intercede, providing rudimentary training for conflict journalists that may just help save their lives. Read more…

CameraSim 3D Turns Learning the Basics of a DSLR Into a Video Game

Who says you can’t learn from video games? Shown off in the above video is a preview of an upcoming first-person simulation game that takes the concept of the first person shooter in a much more photographic direction. Read more…

Photographer Benoit Paillé Captures Real Photos of the Virtual World of GTA V

Back in October 2013, we featured the work of Fernando Pereira Gomes, an artist who creates street photographs in the virtual video game world of GTA V. Montreal-based photographer Benoit Paillé also works in the same virtual world, except he takes his work one step further: he uses a real world camera.
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Tongue-in-Cheek Infographic Predicts How Many Likes Your Instagram Post Will Get

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Forget MIT and their fancy schmancy algorithms that were developed using the scientific method and 2.5 million photos as a sample… this handy little infographic, created in the style of a board game, can probably do a similarly accurate job of predicting how many likes a photo will get. Read more…

Check Out This Camera-Themed Version of the Space Invaders Arcade Game

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It’s Labor Day here in the US, which means most people (read: not the PetaPixel staff) are taking the day off, siting at home and possibly getting ready to fire up the grill in the next few hours. Whether you’re at home or at work though, if you’re looking to kill some time, we’ve found a great solution for you.

It’s called Camera InVaders, and it’ll give you something fun to do while you wait for either 5 o’clock or lunch time. Read more…

Nikon Facebook App Encourages Friendly Competition With Fellow Photogs

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We received a new press release out of the Nikon camp this morning, and although it didn’t announce any fresh cameras or lenses, it was eager to share a different creation with us: My Nikon World. My Nikon World is a brand new Facebook app that seeks to “Challenge photographers to shoot, share and learn,” mostly through friendly competition. Read more…