Chloe Lister

video game design & programming

The Daguerreotype Process

The Daguerreotype Process is a game made by myself and four other students hosted by USC and the Getty Center, a museum in Los Angeles. The theme of the jam was to make a playful experience that would help museum-goers look at the art in a different way.

Daguerreotypes were the first step toward photography as we know it today, and were made by making a silver plate light-sensitive and then exposing and developing it. My group chose to make a game that would teach people about that process in a playful, engaging way. Over the course of the game, the player creates and develops a "daguerreotype selfie."

The game won first place at the Getty/USC game jam where it was created.