Respect Gameplay

RSS
A lot of people cite Journey like it “proves” that games are art, when it’s not much of a game itself. Starcraft isn’t my favorite game, but isn’t a game like that a much better expression of the art of games? A game that actually takes advantage of its medium to produce such a deep range of strategies and tactics?
I think people are missing the forest for the trees a bit. Gameplay itself is artistic, and we should respect it for that.

A lot of people cite Journey like it “proves” that games are art, when it’s not much of a game itself. Starcraft isn’t my favorite game, but isn’t a game like that a much better expression of the art of games? A game that actually takes advantage of its medium to produce such a deep range of strategies and tactics?


I think people are missing the forest for the trees a bit. Gameplay itself is artistic, and we should respect it for that.