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Space for Rent: Games As Art Are More Than Just The Story

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Lets start with a video, shall we?

Oh yeah, the link: http://www.necessarygames.com/my-games/loneliness/flash

Did you watch the video? Did you follow the link?

That is what I meant by video games and art. Yes I have harped about a good storyline, but what makes games start apart is the interaction between audience and medium. The player is an active participant of the game. And game mechanics are the medium of interactions. I didn’t finish the game because it simply depressed me too much.

And that is a good thing.

I felt something while moving that little dot around. A simple mechanic taken from those “Feed the Koi” flash animations, but more even simpler by using nothing more than a rolling background and black squares with spot on music as well.  For you see, you are not simply watching a dot crawl across the screen, you are the dot. And those emotions, whatever they  may be is art.

It is different, it is unique, it is the way of the future.

Sit forward, grab the controller and push the button to start the ride.


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