Video Games as Art
By Hollis Bui
For FYS 101
Created 11/6/13
Why Video Games?
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Interactive Story Telling
Medium
Versatile movie-like
experience, novel-like
experience, or actual ...
Concept Art by Ben Lo (http://benlo.carbonmade.com/)
BioShock: Infinite is available on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation ...
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is available on the Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation Network, and Steam
Bastion is available on the PC, Xbox Live Arcade, and the iPad
Today I Die
“dead world
full of shades
today I die”
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“Today I Die” is a short online
game by Daniel Benmergu...
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“no-one has to die” is a “visual novel”-type
game by Stuart Madafiglio.
Choices are presented with minimalistic
g...
References / Links
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http://benlo.carbonmade.com/

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http://www.ludomancy.com/games/today.php?lang

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http://illeity.de...
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  1. 1. Video Games as Art By Hollis Bui For FYS 101 Created 11/6/13
  2. 2. Why Video Games? ● ● Interactive Story Telling Medium Versatile movie-like experience, novel-like experience, or actual game ● Independent Developers: whether college kids or hobbyist programmers, video games can tell any story regardless of size In this presentation: ● ● 5 different settings: alternate universe, “medieval” fantasy, post-apocalyptic fantasy, abstract, and modern science fiction 5 different genres: first-person shooter, third-person adventure with puzzles, third-person action role-playing game, artistic, and visual novel
  3. 3. Concept Art by Ben Lo (http://benlo.carbonmade.com/) BioShock: Infinite is available on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3
  4. 4. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is available on the Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation Network, and Steam
  5. 5. Bastion is available on the PC, Xbox Live Arcade, and the iPad
  6. 6. Today I Die “dead world full of shades today I die” ● ● ● ● ● “Today I Die” is a short online game by Daniel Benmergui. Contains themes of suicide, depression, and overcoming them Creative format: alter the poem to change the environment Available for free in a web browser at http://www.ludomancy.com/games/today.php?lang=en Artwork: http://illeity.deviantart.com/art/Today-I-Die-183198304
  7. 7. ● ● ● “no-one has to die” is a “visual novel”-type game by Stuart Madafiglio. Choices are presented with minimalistic gameplay, emphasizing story Themes of decision-making, regret, and time Available for free in a web browser at http://www.kongregate.com/games/StuStutheBloo/no-one-has-to-die
  8. 8. References / Links ● http://benlo.carbonmade.com/ ● http://www.ludomancy.com/games/today.php?lang ● http://illeity.deviantart.com/art/Today-I-Die-183198 ● ● http://www.kongregate.com/games/StuStuthe Bloo/no-one-has-to-die http://www.popmatters.com/post/171985-noone-has-to-die-tells-the-story-of-death-invideo-games/

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