And now for something completely different.
There’s been a lot of talk recently (and not so recently) about whether games are or can be Art. And although I’m sure that some would definitely fit the bill, I have a sneaking suspicion that the best games might not be inspired by the best Art …
And here’s a guest post I wrote on Syp’s Marvellous Biobreak Blog, about why B movies make the best game storylines.
Roger Ebert, the famous film critic, got a lot of press in gaming columns last week by reiterating his views that games are not art. (Basically he thinks it is very key to art that the creator and not the viewer/player/reader should be in charge of the experience.)
And last week, a player created a structure in Dwarf Fortress that is a vast Turing Machine. Perhaps we can argue now instead that games are better than art. I’m also now pondering a set of posts documenting my attempts to learn to play Dwarf Fortress, since that is one of my goals this year.