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Sebastian Sluga

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Video games = art?!?

should video games be considered a form of Art, not just an example of design? If you cant think of an example of Games as Art, then what would that look like? Who is doing it right? What is keeping it from achieving Art?

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    May 31 2013: I think my biggest issue with this is how culturally we don't think of professional production artists (Game Designers, graphic artists, animators) as being "Real Artists". That because they make a living outside of the gallery, their work is less meaningful.
    Ive had many friends, currently working in the game industry, put together a gallery show and if its not some example what they do professionally its ridiculed as a game artist attempting to be a "real" artist...

    and its not really just about video games... I personally have high regard for comic book artists, and 2D animators. And I find it enraging that sooo many people hear Comic Book, or Animation and think its for kids; that an adult who appreciates or views these mediums is somehow immature. This translates all the way up to the art world.... where it seems having a strong sense for anatomy and color theory seem to be shunned.

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