How Tearaway’s in-game photography works


Tearaway is about going on an adventure. It’s a very personal journey between two people: you, and your new messenger friend. If you’re going on an adventure, you’re likely going to see lots of amazing things, and you’ll probably want to tell people about them. That’s why we gave iota and atoi their own cameras!

As soon as we put the camera into the game, the whole studio started documenting and sharing their journeys through the vibrant papery landscapes, and in addition to providing us with mementos, it was clear that it could be a great avenue for creativity too. If you know anything about us, you’ll know that’s something we can’t help but include in our games.


You’ll be awarded the camera early in the game, it comes with kit lens, with a nice depth of field, and you can get snapping straight away. To unlock new lenses and special filters, you’ll need to collect confetti; little colourful bits of paper you’ll see throughout the world. You can spend this confetti on numerous things, including camera items.

There are five additional lenses to collect, each brings something different. There’s the Macro lens for close-ups, a zoom lens for capturing distant scenes, a high speed lens for fast moving objects, a wide angle for capturing more of the scene, and finally, the Quantum Lens, for capturing photos of the real world using the PS Vita’s front and rear cameras.


On top of the different lenses, you can unlock a set of filters help you get super arty. These filters could be warming or, cooling, put everything into negative or turn a scene black and white… There are 15 filters in total, all with their own special effects and properties.

Once you’ve taken a snap you’re particularly proud of, you can share it with your friends via Facebook or Twitter, or with the world at large via our Tearaway community website. We can’t wait to see what you guys manage to capture and share come 22nd November!


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AL3KS4ND3R_1337 29 August, 2013 @ 16:12


Oh, god, yes. One of my most wanted features In almost every game Is some sort of In game photography tool, this looks and sounds fantastic!

This game is going to be a system-seller.

So excited!

A_Nonny_Moose 29 August, 2013 @ 16:27

This is fantastic. Every game should have a nice photo mode. Hopefully you can save the pictures locally, rather than being forced to upload them somewhere. Hate that.

CoolRichy007UK 29 August, 2013 @ 17:23

gtaV is gonna sell more then any ps vita game nuff said :D

Carnivius_Prime 29 August, 2013 @ 17:38

What’s GTA got to do with new original interesting games?

zalwelgoedgaan 29 August, 2013 @ 18:15

Now that I finally have a Vita, this will be an insta-buy. Hoping it will have an attractive price on the digital store!


Real gamers don’t care for ghetto gaming…

I’ll chose a game like Tearaway over stealing cars in a game anyday. You’re obviously in the wrong thread too. Then again, I expect that ghetto gamers got no clue about good games so well.

Tearaway is gonna be amazing! I really can’t wait to get my hands on this and play it. Would buy a PSVIta for this game alone, if I already didn’t have a PSVita that I bought at launch :-)

Making photo’s with different lenses, win!

Can’t wait, at last a good game for vita.


Nuff said?


Fo’ shizzle, dat CoolRichy007UK is a right ghetto-muppet.

Looking forward to trying the macro lens. Love taking snaps of tiny details. This game can’t come soon enough.

So it’s kind of like Instagram for Papercraft? I love it!

Hexahedronaut 30 August, 2013 @ 10:32

@CoolRichy007UK You go on and on about GTAV funny…your not even old enough to buy it but don’t worry school starts back next week you can go back to your crayons.

What? Don’t look at me like that you know I’m right ;)

Looking great! I have purchased vita only after looking at this Trailer from Gamescom. New and interesting platformed and also creative just like Little big planet. I love Media molecules and can’t wait to see what they have for PS4 as well.

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