Games as Art

This group is dedicated to exploring what it will take to create a game that can be considered a work of art–something that is valued highly by society and generally agreed to be a quality addition to a person’s life.

This does not mean visually-striking or “artsy” games–this means leveraging the gaming experience to strike a balance between two imaginations: the one of the game designer and the one of the player. How can we create a game that leaves room for interpretation but is also engaging and meaningful?

Roger Ebert has famously argued that games can never be art:

I believe he is wrong.

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Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2016

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Montañas a Mesas: A Game of Speed Agility and Flight, part of Come Out and Play, San Francisco

Started by Danielle Siembieda Nov 12, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi Art Gamers,I would love to invite you to participate as a player or as a volunteer or even just as a critic to the first art game that myself and my collaborator have created.ABOUT Montañas to…Continue

Tags: urban, game, arg, alternate, art

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