Can game designing be a form of art?
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I think it's a form of art because it first start out as an idea that is translated so people can buy it.
No, game designing is not, nor can it be a form of art.
Sitting in front of some PC Screen clicking and pressing buttons, whilst the programming you are using moves pixels around for you is not art. Nor is pressing a button to make the light intensity change, it is not creative or original. Art should be something that comes from the mind and expresses ones individuality in the art piece. Along with ones own original artistic skill.
Designing a beautiful sunset in a game, by imagining it, drawing it, and bringing it to life, then yes, that is art. more Turner prize art, but whatever. But the designing of the games them self, all the codes that go in, all the different programming, e.t.c. You could then call accounting an by that sort of logic. And believe me, accounting is NOT an art!
And for you're theory. Yes some games are call of duty clones. But games besides COD clones can really teach philosophical lessons just look at BioShock Infinite.
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Vote Placed by RoyLatham 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con's arguments really did not stand on their own, "clicking buttons ... cannot be art" was refuted by Pro's example of music. Con didn't explain why it was not original. the discussion of game philosophy is irrelevant. Con ultimately forfeited. Pro could have helped is case by including a video that provided an obviously-artful example, and also some quotations from some authority pronouncing it art. Clear win for Pro nonetheless.
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