The Art of Game


| Comments (1) | Views (13)

With thanks to Andy for the link, I'm reeling from reading an astoundingly poignant piece on the potential for games as an emergent artistic medium and art form. N. David Griffin over at configsys.boy! has posted a must read entitled Arts and Electronic Entertainment. I continue to be generally optimistic that the games industry as a whole is on the cusp of something extraordinary. Similar in concept to Vernor Vinge's Singularity, as published on KurzweilAI.net, I sense an imminent evolutional jump that will set new standards upon which all new forms of the expression will be referenced. Mr. Griffin emphasizes this by expressing concern for a collective conscious effort to break through the stagnation building mind sets that plague the games industry today. Fantastic.

1 Comment

What is more curious to me is if ANY game is considered art, or artistic? Is chess an art-game? Is GO considered art? This seems like a new idea altogether for the medium known as games. ;) It would be interesting to see an art-game. I'm sure that it's possible, but I don't necessarily think that that means it must be 3d and have nice reflection mapping and surround-sound. The idea of advanced technical know-how to achieve an artistic statement or implication seems utterly ludicrous to me. If one can't make an art-game with 2-d 4-bit graphics, what makes you think you can make one with 64 or 128 bit machines? This sounds like non-sense to me. As an added note, though honestly - I can't recall WHERE I saw it, Rez is apparently being featured on display at some modern art museum. And, for those of you that have never seen/played this game, I can tell you that it's quite stunning to look at (not to mention play), and probably closer to an art-inspired piece of coding than much else I've seen out there.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
488 Views
0 Comments
Monsters &amp; Medicine> Satori Get the door, because it's a throng of monsters demanding your... medical treatment? Build your hospital while bringing life to the dying in this adorable turn-based strategy game from Clockwork Acorn that's good for what ails ya.  ...
616 Views
4 Comments
March> Dora Everyone needs money, fast cars, good grades... but what might you miss if you only focus on what you have in front of you? This short but sweet interactive art piece follows one man through his life and asks the same question.  ...
2,520 Views
9 Comments
Alexandria Escape> Johnny123 This escape game plops you into ancient Alexandria and has you muddle your way out. Bookshelves, statues, steam machines, and weapons all factor in to your daring point and click adventure.  ...
569 Views
6 Comments
Notebook Wars Saga> Tricky It's the famed shooter series that transforms "shock and awe!" into "shock and draw!" Francisco Ferreres' Notebook Wars returns with the first Unity installment of the series: Notebook Wars Saga. The transition to a new engine means losing a lot of the features fans of the series have grown used to, but those looking for a stripped-down throwback or fun on a mobile screen should enjoy this new iteration of shooty fun.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Fear for Sale: The 13 Keys

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!