A number of notable industry figures, including Tim Schafer, Peter Molyneux, Ian Bogost, and Denis Dyack, were asked to weigh in on the age-old question, "Are games art?"
In this excerpt, Psychonauts creator Tim Schafer and Black & White and Fable lead Peter Molyneux agree that while games' status as art might be important, it's not the all encompassing goal when developing games:
"Schafer's intentions when developing a game are a bit less focused on "making art." "I only strive to make the best game I can, and I naturally build them around things that interest me," he says. "I like characters, and characters are best when they express feelings. But I never set out thinking, 'Okay, gotta make some art here.'"