Interactive Entertainment as an Art Form

In thinking about the future of interactive entertainment, it would be a mistake to consider only the advances that are likely to take place in the world of commercial, mass-market gaming. That would be like assuming that the potential of cinema was limited to what you see in Hollywood blockbusters, or that the written word was capable of no more than Danielle Steel novels. Interactive entertainment is an art form, just as filmmaking and writing are. Unlike filmmaking and writing, however, it has not yet been recognized as an art form by the public at large.

Film has the advantage that it is an outgrowth of drama, and, of course, drama was recognized as an art form by no less a figure than Aristotle. It ...

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