Categorized game list for your educational viewing that can help start the discussion on video games as art.

 

Building Exploration Games

Minecraft (PC/Mac/Mobile, Purchase)

http://www.minecraft.net

Breakfast Nook In Minecraft
Breakfast Nook in Minecraft by Steven Saus
CC by 2.0

That infamous game about collaborative building.


Dwarf Fortress (PC/Mac/Linux, Free)

http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/

Narrative Exploration Games

Endless Forest (PC, Free)

http://tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest/

Abiogenesis by the-endless-forest

A game about a deer exploring a wild forest with other deers.


Journey (PS3, Purchase)

http://thatgamecompany.com/games/journey/

PS3 Screenshot from Wikipedia

A game with abstract storytelling.


That Dragon, Cancer (Ouya/PC/MAC, Purchase)

http://thatdragoncancer.com/

Narrative Games

Judith (PC/MAC/Linux, Free)

http://distractionware.com/blog/2009/04/judith/

Screenshot

A dark tale.

Dialogical Game

Facade (PC/MAC, Free)

http://www.interactivestory.net/

Screenshot

Making good and bad conversation.

Puzzle Exploration Games

Antichamber


Windosill (Browser/PC/Mac, Purchase)

http://www.vectorpark.com/

Screenshot

Playful game of curiosity.


Cloud (PC, Free)

http://thatgamecompany.com/games/cloud/

Screenshot

Relaxation prototype.


flOw

Mood Games

Knytt

Braid

Limbo

Synesthetic Games

Proteus (PC, Purchase)

http://www.visitproteus.com/

Screenshot by Ed Key, from Wikipedia

“A game of audio-visual exploration and discovery…”


Rez (Dreamcast/PS2/Xbox360, Purchase)


Activist/News Games

Darfur is Dying

Indie Art Games

Safety Instructions and other games by Pipin Barr (Browser, Free)

http://www.pippinbarr.com/games/

Screenshot

Arctic Acre and other games by Jason Nelson (Browser, Free)

http://www.secrettechnology.com/

Screenshot

Today I Die, I wish I were the moon

Murasaki Baby

Cinematic Art/Adventure Games

Mothhead

Papo y yo

Okami

ICO

Psychonauts

Shadow of the Colossus

Additional

Zen Bound 2, ipad

Sword and Sorcery

 

Device6

Bit.Trip series?

Flower

Gone Home

Rez

Electroplankton

Let’s Create Pottery!

 

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