Are video games art? Yes, I believe they are and so must the Gnomon Gallery in Hollywood as they prepare for the Art of God of War III showcase this saturday. Concept art, 3D renders and early sketches will be on display and a sneak peek can be found after the break.
I think it’s brilliant that our hobby is getting this kind of recognition and hope more games follow suit. There are lots of tribute exhibitions but not enough that display actual development art. God of War III is an incredibly competent and beautiful game but the ultra gory, over-sexual aspects are easily mocked by those against the idea of games as art. If it can overcome these naysayers then titles like Bit Trip Runner and the gorgeous Okami should have no problems.