Art Got Game


Greg Costikyan has launched a weblog devoted to the idea that video games are a legitimate art form. He makes some overbroad statements along the way ("most teenagers fantasize about working in games"), but I think his basic thesis is sound. And since Costikyan is a game designer himself, he writes with a lot of knowledge about the subject.

I may have one substantial disagreement with him: Costikyan seems to imply that the "high art" form of video games hasn't emerged yet. I think it is emerging—it's just that it's always called something else, like "Web art" or "hypertext narrative." The fact that most such experiments are sterile and dull only shows that their creators should be paying more attention to what their unacknowledged colleagues in the game world are doing.

[Via The Scene.]