Snapshot is the tale of a lone robot lost in an abandoned world. Armed with only his trusty camera, Pic sets forth on his great adventure. A camera might not seem like enough for a puzzle platforming adventure, but this camera is different from most: It has the ability to capture and remove from the world the very objects that it...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (175 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 30, 2012

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"Showed at PAX East 2012 - Charming yet challenging, the photo mechanic in this game really caught our attention."

About This Game

Snapshot is the tale of a lone robot lost in an abandoned world. Armed with only his trusty camera, Pic sets forth on his great adventure. A camera might not seem like enough for a puzzle platforming adventure, but this camera is different from most: It has the ability to capture and remove from the world the very objects that it photographs. Not only that, but it can also use its powers to paste the photos it took back into the environment! Everything that the camera captures is perfectly preserved, and when the photos are restored the objects are restored with it. On top of all of that, this amazing camera can also rotate the photos before they're pasted. Take a picture of an incoming fireball, rotate it and paste it to send it flying into a wall of heavy boxes to knock it out of the way. See what kind of crazy things can happen to Pic with his awesome (and probably magical) camera during the adventure of his life!

Key Features:

  • A unique photography mechanic
  • Over 100 different levels of platforming and puzzling.
  • 4 distinct environments to explore.
  • Secrets and time trial challenges for every level.
  • Hand crafted high resolution graphics.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia 8800 GTS or Equivalent
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:On Board Soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia 8800 GTS or Better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:On Board Soundcard
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500MB space
    • Video Card: GT 120 or better
    • Sound: On Board Soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500MB space
    • Video Card: nVidia 8800 GTS or better
    • Sound: On Board Soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2013
Overlooked little puzzle platformer game. Now, I know the genre is kind of saturated and there's a lot of stuff going on when it comes to this type of games. Snapshot manages to be unique with simple but nice graphics, nicely scaling challenge, lots of stuff to do. It is definitely best idea to play this in small doses, like one set of levels per day, you just can't grind it unless you are hardcore. And somehow that's how it actually keeps you playing which gives it a good life cycle. Give it a shot every now and then when you are bored and someday you will finish it. There is no hurry. Just a few minutes for Snapshot. Again and again. Truly nice execution.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
Posted: August 17, 2013
A pretty simple casual platforming game.

Has interesting mechanics and it's definitely fun. There are a lot of levels to play and it scales very well. Hard to achieve perfect scores on all levels. Nice art style and soundtrack. Not a bad game in the slightest.

Good when bored.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
Unlike the other Kyle Pulver game I've played, Offspring Fling, which I absolutely loved, I can't say the same for Snapshot. A unique and interesting concept quickly tires itself out and becomes bland and repetitive.

With around 120 levels it's a game that really overstays its welcome. Each set of three levels introduces a gimmicky twist to the gameplay- I feel safe with saying gimmick because all but the most fundamental of them are promptly thrown out the window and never seen again. There is no cohesiveness to the design that brings all these scattershot elements together into something greater. A lot of them are poorly implemented, frustrating to use, or just plain boring anyway- if you do happen to find a mechanic you like, you'll probably never see it again.

A broader problem is that it's supposed to be a puzzle game, but has failed to puzzle me in any way. I've rarely been stumped on how to approach a problem; instead it all seems kind of obvious.The only real difficulty I've had in finishing a level is from frustrating deaths due to a combination of insta-kill falls/spikes, the poor mechanics mentioned above, and the lack of checkpoints in levels. A lot of the levels take far too long and offer far too much room for mistakes to not include any sort of checkpoint. I wouldn't speak too highly of the level design itself either.

Unless it's something you're receiving in a bundle of some sort and just want to try out for a little bit, I cannot recommend Snapshot at all. A lot of potential seems wasted with such a unique core mechanic behind it. It is an exercise in frustration rather than problem solving; repetiveness rather than innovation.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
This game starts with an interesting concept, but it becomes insanely tedious because of bad level design and no kind of savepoint if you die. If you want a proof that the game falls flat, only 5% even cleared the first chapter.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
An excellent platformer with some tricky puzzles, although some of them can be infuriating. Worth sticking with :)
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