Focal Day 4

Recognizing Video Games as art is integral to understanding them as they are today. Games have evolved so much over the years that their presence is widely accepted amongst gamers, but debated among many scholars. This article mentions Shadow of the Colossus as one of the best examples for creating emotion and achievement for the player out of nothing. Just as art is “interpretive,” players decide for themselves if they believe a game can be art. The article states that games demand attention, requiring more time to examine fully. The full amount of time is needed to understand the game to the fullest extent.


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