Psychonauts Art

Psychonauts Art - 1 James Corcoran CSCI 180 Professor Colon...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
James Corcoran CSCI 180 Professor Colon Is Psychonauts Art? Psychonauts has its own art style that is recognizable to the game . The visual aspects of the game create a memorable experience for the player . However, Psychonauts cannot be considered art . In A Theory of Fun , Raph Koster says “Entertainment provides comforting, simplistic information” while “art provides challenging information, stuff that you have to think about in order to absorb” (146) . Psychonauts only has one interpretation conveyed through its linear storyline . You do not have to think about the game to understand its message . The message is basic and the game does not have deep themes . Therefore, according to Raph Koster, it is not art. In class, we learned that for a game to be considered art, it has to be “specifically made as an art piece”
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course CSCI 180 taught by Professor Stjohncolon during the Fall '10 term at USC.

Page1 / 2

Psychonauts Art - 1 James Corcoran CSCI 180 Professor Colon...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online