The Art of Video Games: Exhibition Trailer

The Art of Video Games: Exhibition Trailer

February 4, 2020 28 By Sebastian Fry


Games are so much more
than just code that runs inside of a computer. You are looking at the
output of passion, of love, of art from the people
who create these games. One of the things that’s really
fun with games is the whole idea of the playful mind
and how can we make games surprise you? You’d think of all the things
you could do in a perfect world, and the tech would
let you do the postage stamp in the middle of
that landscape. But, of course, the postage
stamp keeps getting bigger as the years go by. Your skill watching a movie
might be eating popcorn. A skill playing a game is you
feel like you’ve succeeded at learning something
and you’re good at it. You don’t need technology
to create feelings and love and fear and hate
and passion. You need great storytelling. Video games aren’t this trivial
little form of entertainment. This is something that
touches people deeply. Anything a human does
has a potential to express. There is no difference
between digital and traditional. They are all art. What we’ve seen from games
so far is just the beginning of what this medium is
capable of doing. Games have become an art,
but I think they can become a richer and deeper art. The art form for the
21st century.