Hey guys.

I came across an article by Tim Biggs about games as a form of art. According to the article, the recent era in "hollywood" gaming has lost touch with the core of gaming - player experience and enjoyment.

What do you think?

Are the current objectives of big-production-games of epic graphics, compelling naratives and great story-line actually sacrifices some playability? Or even sacrifying the fun of it?

Should games be treated as art..?

Here's the great article:
http://m.ign.com/articles/2012/12/31/opinion-games-as-art-another-p...

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http://studio4gaminginnovation.com/projects.aspx

I gave a lecture on this very subject at Arizona State University in 2011. On this page there are links to the youtube video of it.

My short answer is - yes I think games are art. Great art is hard to do. Artists who use the game medium are facing the same challenges as any other artist in any other medium. The first challenge is to define art for yourself.

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