Take a Snapshot, It’ll Last Longer


Indie studio Retro Affect is set to release its first game this fall, an inventive puzzle platformer by the name of Snapshot.

Snapshot, a PlayStation Network digital download for both PS3 and PS Vita (including cross-platform save file sharing), is the story of a robot named Pic outfitted with a special camera that lets him cut and paste objects within the game world by harnessing the power of high-tech photography. Snapped objects appear within a photo box on the screen that can be repositioned anywhere the player desires, and then once clicked into place the photo disappears and the pictured object returns to its physical state.

Using the camera, light sources can be moved to brighten dark areas ahead, boxes can be repositioned to provide safe passage over pitfalls, and keys can be dropped into locks. Moving objects also continue their momentum when they reappear, so a rolling snowball or falling block will launch into the air when the photo is pasted back into the scene. Enemy projectiles can even be turned against them.

From the trailer, it also looks like up to three item photos can be stored like an inventory. Click play to see Snapshot‘s puzzle photography in action.

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