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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Viewfinder (2023) is a puzzle adventure game where your camera doesn't just take pictures but reshapes the fabric of reality around you. By taking and holding up pictures you create new ways to traverse the world and solve environmental puzzles.

You play by moving around the world and taking pictures with your instant camera. As you do so, you solve geographical puzzles that let you progress but also uncover the mysteries left behind in the place you find yourself.

As you progress you learn the secrets of the world, how it came to exist like this and the freedom to create. Solving the puzzles opens multiple hub worlds that are all cohesive and encompass similar, but complex, differences.

The result is a game about perspective. Not only how you view and manipulate geometry but how this affects your journey in the world. Like an Escher print, it takes impossible traversal but makes it possible in unexpected ways.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Viewfinder 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated a year ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game, Simulation and Traversal game with Adventure, Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to think and problem solve creatively. You need to be able to move around the world.

CostsCosts

Viewfinder usually costs £19.99. 

Viewfinder

Steam StoreSALE PC £19.99 £11.99 until 01/08/2024
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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/07/2023

Price: 40% off

Out Now: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Simulation, Traversal (Adventure, Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Sad Owl Studios (@SadOwlStudios)


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