MoMA to Exhibit Videogames, as Art

December 3, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Do you believe that gaming is an artistic medium? If you disagree, you need to consider a proper revaluation of your thoughts as each and every game has its own beauty.

It is true that some games create an adrenaline rush in you, while some are so violent that they may be bad for your physiological state. But these games get you the relaxation or “getaway” you need in your daily lives.

And one thing is for certain, game developers have worked their backs off to create them and to do justice to these games as an art.

And that is why MoMA, or The Museum of Modern Art in New York, has acquired a selection of 14 video games as part of their effort to celebrate the works of game developers all over the world.

The museum will display the following games in the exhibit – Pac-Man, Tetris, Another World, Myst, SimCity, Vib-Ribbon, The Sims, Katamari Damacy, EVE Online, Dwarf Fortress, Portal, flOw, Passage and Canabalt.

In the future, the museum plans to add 26 additional games, which would include games like Pong, Snake, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda and Minecraft.

We all know design matters the most and when a beautiful design is brought to life, we call it ‘art’.

In the past, MoMA has explored and brought together various designs from different parts of the world that represent and express creativity. And this time, it is no different, as these games are selected as outstanding examples of interaction design.

So if you need a nostalgic experience or a recollection of your happy childhood memories, you just need to visit the ‘The Museum of Modern Art in New York’.

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