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Congratulations to Cosmo D - a killer game!




We appreciate games with direct character control and multiple predefined third person views per room! (Eg. Alone in the Dark, Resident Evil 0, Dino Crisis...)

Fixed multicam is a niche, but a healthy one - the Resident Evil Remake sold 1m copies in three months, which made it Capcom's "fastest selling digital title in history"[www.pcgamesn.com]. Detroit sold 8m copies[www.psu.com] and Telltale's multicam 'Walking Dead' was met with critical and commercial success.

With a wave of new fixed multicam titles like Tormented Souls, The Medium, and Alisa, it's never been more exciting for this cinematic form of gaming!



When fixed multicam pays off, the visuals speak for themselves - while handing the designer a unique level of authorial control over player pacing and situational awareness. It's nothing less than the ability to directly frame the player's visual understanding of the game world, forging and relying upon a bond of trust between player and developer.

There's an untapped vein of criticism on this approach and the analysis of games that employ it. In a medium that values smooth controls and user comfort, fixed multicams can disorient the player... But is that a fatal flaw, or an unsolved and an interesting design problem? One that could be solved with cinematographic consideration or a pure input approach, or...!

Games covered by this Steam Group should feature multiple third-person 'fixed' cameras per-room that frame a character controlled directly by the player (usually no point-and-click).

Positioning and orientation of cameras cannot be directly controlled by the player (eg. as with 'chase' or 'orbit' cams). As players move in and out of 'shot', the game will 'cut' between cameras (ala filmic editing). Tracking and pivot movements of the camera are rare in comparison to 'cuts'.

The Associated Games section on the right of this page only covers titles on Steam, but I'll try to add some relevant links for notable games or moments... Please check our Fixed Multicam Resources for lists of related PC & console games!

Let us know your thoughts & comments in the discussions! Here's to an intentional view!

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"3d games with direct character play from dev-authored fixed third person views! (Eg. Alone in the Dark, Resident Evil 0, Dino Crisis...)"
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Reverend Speed Oct 30, 2023 @ 9:17pm 
Ooo! I'll get on that...!
Reverend Speed May 1, 2023 @ 1:13pm 
Uhhhhh. About two-three hours?
Stoibs May 1, 2023 @ 1:10pm 
I admit I forgot about that one! :trolol:
The curse of being inundated with dozens of backlog at any given time.
About how long do you think it took? I might give it another looksee
Reverend Speed May 1, 2023 @ 8:52am 
Hey, anybody played Lost and Damned? Just finished it. Acres of jank aside, it's actually really impressive - has lots of features commercial horror games leave out (eg. hurt animations) and it's ultimately a perfectly cromulent Resi clone. Good use of dynamic lights, creepy scripting, HL2 assets. Some very annoying movement collision issues, a couple of setpieces which are too goddamn hard for their own good, no kinda story, but... yeah. It's all there. I'm left wondering how much of the game is hard-coded and how much is in-game scripting...! Lots of... odd references and entertaining sequences...! Worth a try if you like quirky mods and fixed multicam...!
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Подскажите пожалуйста, тормознул в самом начале, когда, девушке андроиду нало было поговорить с девочкой, а проблемма у меня такая: что бы присесть на корточки загорается глаз замкнутый в четырехугориник, насколько я понимаю надо нажимать левой кнопкой мыши и а саму мышь отвести на себя , минут 30 просидел но всё березультатно
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