Tag Archive for: Games as Art

…but I know what I like.

13 Oct
13 October 2009

“Are games art?” has always seemed like a silly question to even ask.  I’ve been to exhibits featuring an old toaster someone fired an arrow at — if that qualifies I’m comfortable suggesting that the definition is fairly broad.

 But therein lies what is probably the best litmus test for art of any sort: Do you think it’s art? 

Or, better yet: Did the person making it think it was art? 

On any game I’ve worked on, I’ve thought it was art.  Not art-art.  Not I-dress-in-black-and-wear-a-beret art.  Not frame-hanging-on-the-gallery-wall art.  But “art”.  I had something I wanted to get across, something I wanted you to experience. 

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