Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 Technology

Video Games Are Officially Considered a Form of Art


National Endowment for the Arts, an independent federal agency that supports various artists and arts organizations, officially announced that video games are a form of art. It also said that it will provide funding for video games.

The announcement was met different by people. Some consider that the idea is good since if a game developer wishes to create video games and make them available for free, they still need money for everyday needs, and this is where the agency can help.

However, some members of the gaming community believe that it is too soon to celebrate the event. Although NEA statement is a milestone, it still raises a lot of questions.

For example, Erin Robinson, an indie game developer, talks about the announcement with skepticism. On one hand she has the goal of making video games that would be supported by the market, on the other hand she has friends who "make weird little art games" and who will definitely benefit from the funding.

More information on the topic can be found here.

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