5 good reasons games are not art

Roger Ebert has spoken out against games being considered an art form. Most gamers will tell you that Ebert doesn’t know what he’s talking about. But what if he’s right? Here are five reasons why it doesn’t matter if games are art.

Kellee Santiago

How Thatgamecompany designed its new game, Journey

Kellee Santiago is co-founder and president of Thatgamecompany, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based game studio she started with Jenova Chen. After three years of work, the company’s Journey game on the PlayStation 3 will go on sale as a downloadable title on the PlayStation Network on March 13. The game has already gotten accolades from game critics, including a high rating of 90/100 from GamesBeat. In the game, the player goes on a solitary journey across the desert to a distant mountain. The visual effects of the wind and sand are beautiful, and the story is told without any words.