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Video GamePhotographs - Puzzle Stories Review
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Posted: 3 years ago, last updated 9 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


"Have you ever made a mistake, or hurt people you care about?" Asks the Photographs trailer. It's a puzzle game that aims much higher than to distract you while on the way to work.

By investigating polaroid photos from the lives of different characters in the game. In each you trigger a number of different puzzles to solve that advance the lives of these five different people: Olympic swimmer, botanist, reporter, settler and time-travelling wizard. Each life evolves as a miniature diorama where you zoom in, search for and photograph clues, and solve puzzles to move things forward.

But things don’t go to plan, in heartbreaking and sometimes shocking ways. By the end of the game, you are deeply connected to each person and have to make a near-impossible decision between which of the tragic endings to change for the better. The decision you have to make is hard because you’ve got to know each person’s family and life. How do you choose which of your friends to save, when you’ve been a part of their downfall?

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 03/04/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: Luca Redwood (@LucaRedwood)




Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete. It takes about 45 minutes to play each of the five stories in the game, and 10 minutes to play the epilogue. Total time will vary but most will complete within 4 hours.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Extreme Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Violence and Blood.
The game includes themes of suicide, drug use, shooting and other violence. This is depicted with pixilated graphics and some sounds. When a character shoots themselves you see a splash of bloody pixels.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Photographs - Puzzle Stories Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@LucaRedwood) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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