The Art of Videogames

The Art of Videogames

Author(s): Grant Tavinor

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405187893

Online ISBN: 9781444310177

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310177

Series Editor(s): Dominic McIver Lopes

About this Book

The Art of Videogames explores how philosophy of the arts theories developed to address traditional art works can also be applied to videogames.

  • Presents a unique philosophical approach to the art of videogaming, situating videogames in the framework of analytic philosophy of the arts
  • Explores how philosophical theories developed to address traditional art works can also be applied to videogames
  • Written for a broad audience of both philosophers and videogame enthusiasts by a philosopher who is also an avid gamer
  • Discusses the relationship between games and earlier artistic and entertainment media, how videogames allow for interactive fiction, the role of game narrative, and the moral status of violent events depicted in videogame worlds
  • Argues that videogames do indeed qualify as a new and exciting form of representational art

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