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

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jermynsavile
jermynsavile
jermynsavile
Sun, Dec. 28th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)

I'm afraid I don't see any alternative and think it likely that you are doomed to disappointment. What you are describing is what happened to cinema and what has happened with "creative writing" courses in university, which goes right back to my original point, which I think you missed, about money and institutional patrons. Here in Brighton we even have a college to teach pop music - but 'serious' pop music, safe and bundled-up-into-a-package pop music, not the frothy or messy stuff, you understand. I don't really see any reason why your games will be any different.

If you are lucky, there will likely be a period where finance, creativity and freedom coincide to produce your golden age - after that it'll be time to move on to something else and leave it to the people who prefer their culture safely ratified and referenced. Whether I see it or not doesn't really matter - I probably won't - but you and the people who care about it will.

Of course there is always seeking out interesting stuff on the margins, that is usually worth some effort for a while...

I think we've quite possibly come full circle and agreed with each other to some extent, even if my predictions aren't to your liking.


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krskrft
krskrft
Sun, Dec. 28th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)

Your prediction assumes that all conditions are the same for the video games industry. Care to make some actual connections, rather than just relying on received wisdom from other artistic modes?


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