Friday, March 16, 2007

What do you think: Are video games art?

Today's a great has just published my second feature article, which looks to answer the question "are games art?"

I spoke to a number of wonderful developers for this piece: Ian Bogost (Persuasive Games), Denis Dyack (Silicon Knights), Peter Molyneux (Lionhead Studios) Tim Schafer (Double Fine Productions) and Santiago Siri (Three Melons).

They had a lot to say about this age-old question, so if you have a minute, give it the once-through. Let me know what you think about it--and let me know what you think about the question ("are games art?") as well.


Leon said...

Anyone who has been caught up in a great story or felt immersed in the artwork of a game will say yes they are art. Good art provokes a response and makes us remember it. Good games fo that too.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hi Leon!

Thanks for posting. I agree wholeheartedly - which is why I was keen to write the article :)

Really, the folks in the article who comment that "movies" as a whole are considered art despite the fact that movies like Spider-Man 2 exist hit the nail on the head, if you ask me. "Games" as a whole are art, even if some of them completely suck.