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Can Games Be Art?

10.14.10 | 1 Comment

EXCERPT: Norbert Herber, a Lecturer in the IU Telecommunications Department who has worked as a sound designer and composer for video games, finds Ebert’s criticism outdated.

“I think (Ebert) is hung up on this romantic idea of art. His conception of art is still in the 19th century, and if he were to update that, he might consider his experiences as a chess player to be somewhat of an art experience.”

“You can’t say the music is art, the visuals are art, but the story is not, or any mix like that, because the experience of playing the game that comes out of the participation is something that you as a player are directly responsible for.”

Full article by Brad Sanders: http://idsnews.com/news/weekend/story.aspx?id=77655

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