Philos announce Paparazzi

Hungarian developer in 3D scum of the earth simulator shocker

Hungarian developers Philos (the brains behind Aztec strategy game Theocracy and the forthcoming Imperium Galactica 3) have announced their latest project is .. a paparazzi simulator. Yes, you too can now stalk the streets as an unscrupulous tabloid photographer in search of compromising pictures of celebrities accepting bribes, sunbathing topless, offering money to prostitutes and snorting cocaine. The game will be played out from an overhead view as you sneak up on your target, before switching to a first person perspective looking through the telephoto lens of your camera as you snap off the requisite shots. The more spectacular your photographs, the more copies the magazine that runs them will sell and the higher your fees will become, allowing you to buy better equipment and juicier tips from your informants. Along the way though you will have to avoid alarms, fences, dogs, and bodyguards who won't think twice before smashing up your equipment and exposing your film. Rumours that the end of game boss is a diminutive kung fu kicking Icelandic pop star have yet to be confirmed. It's certainly an .. um .. interesting concept, but the early screenshots we have seen so far actually look quietly impressive. Whether the gameplay can match the graphics remains to be seen, but we'll certainly give them ten out of ten for creativity. Related Feature - Imperium Galactica 3 interview

It's a crazy idea, but it just might work

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