2007-08-10

"On Authorship In Games"


"Not that long ago, famed film critic Roger Ebert stated that games are not, and indeed, cannot be, art.
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Ebert claims that because games – or indeed, any interactive medium, abdicate authorship to some degree to the player, that this at least diminishes, and potentially destroys the capacity of an interactive work (or at least a game) to be art. He also tugs gently at the idea that it is potentially in the interaction with the work that the artistry lies, and thus any artfulness in a game or other interactive work is not innate but rather, if it exists at all, is imbued by the audience."

Interesting article by clint.hocking@gmail.com on Click Nothing.