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Playing or Designing games: which is art?

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I''m not yet convinced that computer games are an art form. I think that what can and will eventually develop into an art form is the playing of computer games. Am I nuts? Any thoughts? -Devinmaxwell

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To put it bluntly, I think that statement is one of the stupidest things I''ve ever heard.

That''s like saying the architecture behind the ancient Roman colleseum wasn''t art, but fighting as a gladiator was.

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Have you ever tried to make a computer game?
Besides, making movies, books or paintings is considered art, right? Making computer games is like a combination of these: You write a story, you have to paint textures, make 3d models (or make sprites, for the more old-fashioned ;-) ), and you make a ... *dictionary* production (?) ... what i mean is that you stage it. In German it''s "Inszenierung", if that helps.
And of course you write lots of code.
I think that is a form of art.

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Sorry loftyideals, but I have to close this. Take a look at this forum''s FAQ, near the bottom, and I think you''ll understand why.

(You''re welcome to try another topic, however.)

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