An ancient tower in a forgotten land. A lone photographer on a desperate search. Facing dangerous animals, crumbling architecture, and perilous pitfalls, can you reach the summit of the Tower, and perhaps, redemption?
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (15) - 60% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (1,293) - 71% of the 1,293 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 19, 2015

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September 29

Patch 1.08 (hotfix)

We've just released a small hotfix patch, numbered 1.08. This patch contains the following changes:
  • Workshop level packs using non-ASCII characters in the pack name or level names will no longer crash the game on startup (or ever).
  • Ending C will only play once.
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August 30

Patch 1.07 (Ending C)

We've just released version 1.07, a minor content update! Here are the changes new to this version:
  • Added "Ending C: Haste" and the corresponding achievement
  • Updated light tile graphic
  • Added more props graphics for use in custom levels
  • Added more credits slide images
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“[Camera Obscura] delivers a solid, original and challenging experience for those looking for platforming and puzzles.”

“It has a certain charm that will captivate anyone who gives it a try.”
Game Revolution

About This Game

An ancient tower in a forgotten land. A lone photographer on a desperate search. A once-in-a-lifetime chance. Camera Obscura is a puzzle-platformer in which you attempt to summit a ruined tower – a relic of a fanatical sect trying to reach the sun. Facing dangerous animals, crumbling architecture, and perilous pitfalls, can you reach the Summit, and perhaps, redemption?

Camera Obscura uses an innovative "afterimage" mechanic that allows the player to temporarily clone the Tower's architecture in order to span gaps, create staircases, and freeze moving platforms in place. The ability to copy and manipulate each level allows players to find many paths through the tower's 57 maps.

Key Features

  • Innovative "afterimage" mechanic. "Flash" the screen to create a ghostly double of your surroundings. Manipulate the afterimage to turn walls into stairs, platforms into cages, and even defend yourself against the creatures in the tower.
  • Custom level editor. No programming required, just point and click to create platforms, enemies, switches, and doors. Share you levels on the Steam Workshop.
  • Original soundtrack. Listen to 11 beautifully-composed tracks throughout the Tower's eight zones.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 550 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows Media Player is suggested for music

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