Oh Snap! The Development of Selfies in Video Games

Selfies! They’re not just for Instagram. Journey with us as we put a lens up to the hottest trend developing in video games: taking in-game selfies. We’ll frame Link and Sora as the latest influencers in the history of selfies - from the selfie pioneers of the 1800’s, the selfie’s emergence in 1960’s sci-fi, its re-invention in the design practice of Chindōgu, to its use by the Instagram stars of today. Ultimately we’ll answer: where should we stick selfies in games next?


Sean Halloran [Gameplay Engineer, Harmonix], Corey Novich [Gameplay Engineer, Harmonix], Robert Russell [Quality Assurance Analyst, Harmonix], Jacqueline Fazekas [Gameplay Engineer, Harmonix]