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Explore, Experiment, Create

Beyond The Lens is a photography game where you capture surreal AI-generated photos as you explore a strange landscape.

Inspired and powered by Nvidia's GauGAN web service.

WSAD: Walk
Right Mouse Button: Toggle viewfinder
Left Mouse Button: Take photo
Number Row (0-9): Change style
Esc: Open Gallery
Shift: Sprint
Ctrl: Crouch
Scrollwheel: Zoom

Beyond The Lens currently uses external servers to process images, these servers can sometimes go offline. If your photos don't appear, please try again later.

Feel free to share, reuse, and remix any photos you take!

Known Bugs:
  • Breaks when launching the game in the itch app's sandbox mode
  • Breaks when running the game from a folder with restricted permissions
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
Made withUnity, Blender
Tags3D, artgame, Experimental, First-Person, nature, photography, Relaxing, Short, Singleplayer, weird
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksHomepage, Steam


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Beyond The Lens - Windows 43 MB
Version 0.7.3
Beyond The Lens - Mac 52 MB
Version 0.7.2
Beyond The Lens - Linux 57 MB
Version 0.7.2

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Such an amazing experience! I haven't played anything that makes use image synthesis in quite the way this does. The pure mystique of not knowing what weird worlds lay around you is so enthralling. 

It's been great to follow this project and watch it evolve. I just never get tired of running around snapping photos :)