#VolumeFriday Issue 62

It is Friday night in the UK - #VolumeFriday to all those who are a part of the Volume family - and I am pondering art. Mike has been tweeting some not so subtle tweets about artists, concept art and just art in general. I'm sure you are all excited to see what the next project is pertaining to these arty tweets, but these tweets made me think about the genre of video games and where in the art spectrum they lie.

Are video games art? Are they an art form? What is art....wait, scratch that,too deep! I read the article by Evan Narcisse where he interviews Adi Shankar, the producer bringing Castlevania to TV. He talks about how video games are the dopest art form that exists, today. To a point where it is a language spoken to gamers.  That game designers all speak a common language to their players through their craft. Yet I find that designers are looking for new ways in which to communicate with their players through new mechanics, different narratives and incredible art. It seems incongruous that a language can be both individual and understood by a wide audience. More to ponder on...