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No Photos, Please!
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Genre: Casual
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
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A belated update regarding No Photos, Please! and its progress.
No Photos, Please! has officially been greenlit.
Description
Release date: Summer, 2014
No Photos, Please! is a local two-player stealth party video game developed by The Basement Studios, and winner of the St. Martins Game Dev Challenge 4 competition.

Set in the numerous Heritage Malta museums, No Photos, Please! follows the struggle between a Photographer’s ambition to expand his photograph collection and the museums’ Security Guards’ constant need to do their job in apprehending him.

The game is played from a bird’s eye perspective and provides both players multiple ways to outsmart each other using role-specific abilities while completing their opposing main objectives.

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Gameplay

In No Photos, Please!, the player takes control of either a Photographer or a Security Guard in a two player match. It is the Photographer’s object to snap a photo of all the exhibits in the museum while the Security Guard has the objective to identify and apprehend the Photographer before the timer runs out.

Before a game session is started, the players choose their roles. A player can select a role using either the keyboard or an Xbox controller. The game also supports two players on the same keyboard. After both players have agreed upon the roles, the game is launched.

If this is the first time the game is run, the players will be greeted with a small introduction text advising them to play through the In-Game Tutorial before playing their first game together.

Once the game is started, the first thing both players need to do is to identify their avatars from the crowd i.e. finding themselves.
The player being the Photographer then needs to take a photo of all the exhibits in the museum by visiting them to win the game, while the player being the Security Guard needs to apprehend him. It is up to both players’ interest to keep a low profile while blend in with the other AI-driven museum visitors.

To better increase the chances of success, both roles incorporate three abilities each. The abilities are designed in a way as to directly oppose each other.

-[Photographer Abilities]-

The first ability of the Photographer is dropping a Banana Peel. If the Security Guard slips on the Banana Peel, he will be incapacitated for a few moments. The Banana Peel is best used when the Security Guard is chasing after the Photographer.

The second ability is a Blinding Flash. When used, this ability blinds the screen while enabling the Photographer to automatically teleport to a different area of the museum; somewhere away from the Security Guard. The Blinding Flash is best used when the Photographer suspects the Security Guard is very close to him and needs to get out quickly.

The third and final ability is a Sensor Rerouter. This device is used to confuse the Security Guard’s Proximity Sensor into detecting its presence instead of the Photographer’s presence. The Sensor Rerouter is also invisible when deployed, until it’s destroyed when the Security Guard gets very close to it. This device is best used when the Photographer needs to slip past the Security Guard in tight areas.

-[Security Guard Abilities]-

The first ability of the Security Guard is Apprehend. This ability enables the Security Guard to apprehend the Photographer. This is the Security Guard’s most important ability because he wins the game once the Photographer is apprehended.

The second ability is Sprint. Sprinting increases the Security Guard’s movement speed for some time. This enables him to easily catch up to the Photographer once identified.
The third and final ability is the Proximity Sensor. The Security Guard can toggle the sensor on or off; each game starts with the sensor turned on. Toggling the Proximity Sensor’s power should be used strategically when pinpointing and/or flanking the Photographer.

All of the abilities are driven by cooldowns, and the cooldown periods vary between each ability.

Work in Progress
1. Online Multiplayer, possibly with Matchmaking
I am currently working on adding online multiplayer support to No Photos, Please!. Note that this involves a partial rewrite of the entire game, so it will take me a bit of time to get it out there.
Popular Discussions View All (13)
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May 14 @ 10:59am
Any chance you're in need of a few testers?
Zedex
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Jan 3 @ 2:37pm
Multiple XBox-Controller
Tero en N'Ara
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Jan 1 @ 11:54pm
no photos,
jacobcookieandjamgelandSTAR_
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Moral integrity sales Aug 28 @ 11:46pm 
If have chinese version .......ok,mark first
BryanB45 Aug 28 @ 6:42pm 
Andd woow more maps could be so FUN !
BryanB45 Aug 28 @ 6:29pm 
i want to play this!
Exanthos Aug 10 @ 11:47pm 
This looks just like the game "Hiding in Plain sight"
dreasgrech  [author] Aug 10 @ 6:03am 
Posted an update regarding the progress of No Photos, Please!: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/updates/210490900/1407675300
dreasgrech  [author] Aug 10 @ 5:19am 
@GoldenThundeer BR: glad you asked :) I'm currently writing an update about the game and will post it here later on today.
GoldenThundeer BR Aug 9 @ 8:38am 
Any news on the progress of the development of the game?
SplinterBee Jun 11 @ 3:54pm 
i typed up banana and this came up
BOT Cecil May 28 @ 8:25am 
@dreasgrech yay ty :)
dreasgrech  [author] May 25 @ 2:50am 
@Akbar:
I'm aiming to release the game (including online multiplayer support) in Summer.