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Sat, Dec. 27th, 2008 02:49 am
Will the games boom birth a new art form?

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krskrft
krskrft
Sat, Dec. 27th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)

but when examining whether games need to have rules or have a goal or have conflict, i think people tend to ignore the fact that games (non video!) tend to have rules and a goal and conflicts.

Well, and at the same time, rules are an inherent part of the actual coding of a game. Why try to deny or hide via some illusion that which is so foundational to the artwork itself?


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aeazel
aeazel
denii or deniss
Sat, Dec. 27th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)

Which creates problems as to how much creativity is presented when the foundations require rules and code in which to operate.

If you give creativity to the player, but still within a framework, you create bounded creativity. Some would argue this creates more innovation, others that we have merely crippled the vision of those seeking to create.

Which can bring us back to the question of what is art? Of course, then we get arguments between Clive Barker and Roger Ebert.

I do agree with Momus that we need more visionaries in the industry overall. Cliffy B is not going to cut it as poster boy forever, nor is even Will Wright.


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krskrft
krskrft
Sat, Dec. 27th, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)

I think there are more than enough visionaries to go around, many of whom we aren't even aware of yet. Opening up the medium, making it possible for independents to operate is, however, going to be necessary in order for these visionaries to see the light of day.


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aeazel
aeazel
denii or deniss
Sat, Dec. 27th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)

Right. Thankfully we have contests encouraging students to create these smaller games. Some really fantastic ideas come from that area of the industry.


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