Gaming In Art

Title
Gaming In Art: a case study of two examples of the artistic appropriation of computer games and the mapping of historical trajectories of ‘art games’ versus mainstream computer games.

Author
Stalker, Phillipa Jane

Keywords
games
art
computer games
art games
mods
new media

Issue Date
15-Nov-2006

Abstract
This essay will explore the existing definitions of art games that are currently being used in the art game/art mod genre. It will identify the leading theorists within the field, and take into account their definitions whilst at the same time establishing a set of categories within which can be defined the dominant trends in the development of the field. It will also situate art games within an historical context, both within the commercial computer game field as well as the digital art field and attempt to establish some sort of timeline within which we can see the development and emergence of art games in relation to these two disciplines. Two examples of art games, both from different categories will be examined and critiqued in the context of Artistic Computer Game Modification – A 3D game called Escape From Woomera and an art mod or patch called SOD. The art game as an entity will be examined in relation to ideas of the ‘interactive’ and ‘play’, and the implications and potential for fine art practice will be investigated.

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1749

Student Number
9903601A – MAFA research report – School of Arts – Faculty of Humanities

Appears in Collections
ETD Collection

Price
Free

License
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 South Africa License.

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