Games As Art, But At What Cost?

Aug 26th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Kotaku: We’d like to see games as art. Even those of us who’d personally rather just shoot stuff, thank you very much, realize in general that “games as art” might be a simple way to vault them into the sphere of mainstream relevance, earn them appreciation and understanding from an audience that currently, unjustly, looks down on them.

We love, of course, when games have themes and messages, when they offer the player a choice - this equates to more complexity, we feel, this places a game on level with other media that aim to make us feel.

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