Art Games as Genre

An introduction

by Kristine Ploug

The computer game industry is thriving. It is making more money than the movie industry, and games are showing up in more and more contexts. Games are virtually everywhere. But now there are also Art Games. They are made by artists as pieces of art. Some have ulterior motives, mainly political, others are merely a playful piece of interaction with the user. What makes them art and not just games? Kristine Ploug, co-editor of artificial.dk, gives an introduction.

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