Snap photos of smiling fish in Anenenemenone

Created in just 72 hours for the Ludem Dare 30 competition, Anenenemenone is a unique and charming  game designed for the Oculus Rift.

Developed by Anneke and Oliver Eberlei, Anenenemenone (try pronouncing that out-loud!) tasks players with manning a submersible craft within the deepest parts of the Earth’s ocean. As they explore the seabed they’re tasked with taking 15 photos within a 5 minute round. After the round has ended the player gets to see their photos presented on a floating board, each ranked from A to F based upon the quality and content of the image. Think of Pokémon Snap and you’ll get an idea of how the game works.

The graphics might be rudimentary, but they’re utterly charming, with a cartoon-like appearance that adds a sense of fun to the game. Some of the fish are smiling for the camera, while others are happier minding their own business. To control the movement of the submarine players need to hold down the trigger button on the Xbox controller. This causes the craft to slowly begin to move forwards and skim over the colorful coral and plants below. Using head-tracking, players can then look around the seabed and take photos using the in-game camera. It’s worth noting that there is no audio in the game – understandable given it’s brief development time – so it’s a good idea to add your own while your play. We chose the Finding Nemo soundtrack.

For a game developed in just 72 hours, Oliver and Anneke have managed to achieve something rather unique: a light-hearted 3D photography game that looks super through the Oculus Rift headset. You can download it today via the link below. We also have a gameplay video at the top of this page.

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Requirements: Windows PC


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