T-Hill writes: Developers like David Jaffe and Ken Levine have talked about how video games are almost art and how they want them to be considered art but the truth is they already are.
I've never really cared if they are classified as art or not. As long as I'm enjoying the games, I don't really care what you classify it as.
And all the brew-ha-ha around Mass Effects proves that they aren't. Or more than often they're product rather than art. Or to say simply: some are, some aren't.
They're art in the same way that music is art, or in the way that filmmaking is art. There is creative vision and artistic process involved, but as an interactive medium, its value is highly dependent upon its audience.
I personally see games as entertainment rather than art. But yeah, I agree. Some games are artsy, some games aren't.
Well I wouldn't go as far to say that video games in general are "art." Sure, the design behind them is artistic, but they're more of forms of entertainment.
In part. I believe that a game of tag isn't really art, but something like Braid is. There seems to be a rift between games with points that are about winning and games with goals about sharing messages.
Seriously, I think that 2d games with hand drawn animation is the best form of game art. First game I can remember was Astal for Saturn. What a beautiful game. So many I cant even name them..music also is way under rated.
What about a game like Journey...that's art by any definition of the word. I'm an artist of 20 plus years and a gamer and there are many games that are and should be considered art. Any form of entertainment is a form of art.
As they say, art is whatever an art gallery decides to display. A painting, a urinal, a videogame. So in that case I hope that it isn't regarded as being necessary for the videogame to have a deep storyline or a kind of emotional tugging to be regarded as art. If it seems to sum up something about the time in a clear and focussed way then it can be art as well to me. Three Sega games come to mind: Sonic the hedgehog (the first one), Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio.
Video games are just as much art as movies. When you look at games like Bastion, Journey, El Shaddai, and others I see great artist principles there.
Games can be art if you look at them in form of graphics. if people consider books, poems and other things like that art then i dont see why video games would be the same in terms of graphics and storyline.
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