Are Video Games Art? “The Interactive Canvas” Seeks To Finally Prove “Yes”

Are video games an art form?

Clearly a divisive debate, with millions of arguments made over the last few years both for and against video games as an art. Now the Digitally Downloaded team has gotten together to create a deluxe hardcover book called The Interactive Canvas: Gaming Artists, one that wants to decisively prove that video games have artistic merit.

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DanielForth1528d ago

they are, They are an expression of how we interact with our environments, the challenges we face and the actions we take.

PoSTedUP1528d ago

they are more than art imo. the real question should be: are video games more than just art? that's a more realistic question imo.

Axonometri1528d ago

It's a very tired one at that.

Axonometri1528d ago (Edited 1528d ago )

the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

Game=Produced work/content
Video Game=emotion

Eiffel1528d ago

I don't understand this debate. Isn't a movie which is the combination of different arts as well considered art? What makes games any different?

NukaCola1528d ago

Nothing. I think it's just because games are associated with kids aka immaturity. A visual and interactive medium that connects on an emotional level is clearly artistic. Gaming is just looked down on.

link2Dpast1528d ago

the difference is that the majority suck at games and cant fathom the idea that they are terrible. Metal Gear hands down is better than most movies

Kaiou1528d ago

If games are not art than what exactly IS art ? , video games is the combination of many art forms : music , movies , illustrations and drawing...etc

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