Firewatch lets you turn in-game photos into real world prints

Firewatch Photos Printed

Firewatch is a very good game, and a gorgeous one, too. And as TechnoBuffalo recently discovered, it contains a very cool (and, until now, hidden) feature that enables you to order hard copies of the photos you take with your in-game disposable camera from a fake photo development company called Fotodome.

I've seen no mention of the photo finishing feature on the Steam page, but TechnoBuffalo posted an image of the snapshots it received—complete with Fotodome envelope—and Cabel Sasser, the co-founder of publisher Panic Inc., confirmed the option with Eurogamer. It costs $15 to have your pictures printed, but that price holds for anywhere in the world, so in the UK, for instance, it'll run about £10—but they'll also take a lot longer to arrive.

For now, the option is only included in the PC version of the game, but Sasser said the publisher is “actively investigating” the possibility of bringing it to the PS4 edition.

I haven't played Firewatch yet, but I'm very much looking forward to it. And I'll definitely be taking advantage of this offer, too. Have a look at some of the screens from our review, and you'll see why.



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Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.