Art is considered “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” Though this can be a very controversial topic, I beg the question: can this be associated with videogames?
Personally, I believe videogames are most definitely forms of art, and if you’ve played a game like The Witcher 3 or The Walking Dead Game you would probably agree. Art, especially from the beginning, has been made to create narrative and an illusion for the viewer which allows them to “walk” into the painting, engage in it, and explore it. This is exactly what videogames do to someone. The narrative, sense of immersion, and emotional investment in a videogame is unmatched by anything else in the world. Sure, movies or books, for example, tell a story and get the viewer emotionally invested in them, but they fail to fully immerse someone inside them to the same extent that a videogame can do.
The definition of art, as explained at the beginning of this post, tells us that art is considered the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. Is this also not what videogames are or at least what videogames can be? What are your thoughts?