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BAFTA Games Question Time: Art Versus Entertainment

By Matt Martin

BAFTA Games Question Time: Art Versus Entertainment

Wed 12 Dec 2012 9:27am GMT / 4:27am EST / 1:27am PST

Video: Ross and Jacobson tackle games as art; Tom Stone tells Jedward to "go to bed"

At a sell-out event in London last week, BAFTA and GamesIndustry International held Games Questions Time, a public forum aimed at shedding light on the continued success of the video games industry.

Presented by Eurogamer's Ellie Gibson, the panel consisted of broadcaster Jonathan Ross, Torsten Reil of CSR Racing publisher Natural Motion, Sports Interactive's Miles Jacobson and Lego Star Wars publisher TT Games' Tom Stone.

In the third short video of the event published today, Ross and Jacobson touch on the games as art debate, ask what's the gaming equivalent of The Hurt Locker and field a question from X-Factor clowns Jedward.

More videos from the BAFTA Guru series can be viewed here.

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John Cook Senior Partner, Bad Management

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J Ross Esq - "Where are the independent games?" Errrrrr..........

Posted:3 years ago


Tim Carter Designer - Writer - Producer

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Shameless plug: If you want to see and/or support one person's attempt to do something art-like and author-driven in a core-style game, please look at this: Reduction: my "story mod" for the Valve game Alien Swarm: thx

Posted:3 years ago


Bill Garrison Studying Student, DigiPen Institute of Technology

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The Mona Lisa isn't the "Mona Lisa" of art. Its just a painting of a woman. The power and authority of art is in the eye of the beholder, and really a reflection of culture.

Posted:3 years ago


Bev Bush Course leader B.A. (Hons) Games design, University of Central Lancashire

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For a great example of a game that is driven by a true love of gaming and art and created by a very small young indie team who just want make enough money to make their next game....
see: 'Routine' by Lunar Software. Amongst the first to get green light on steam.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Bev Bush on 13th December 2012 8:03am

Posted:3 years ago


Matt Roberts Player Support Representative, Club Penguin

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I heard about Routine a short while ago when looking into some UDK development of my own, it's really great to see it coming along well and I look forward to checking out the finished title next year :)

Will take a look at Reduction as well, thanks for the links!

Posted:3 years ago


Dave Green Video Games Events Producer, BAFTA

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Thanks for the comments everyone; we've just published a long audio version of the event, free to stream or download from our BAFTA Guru site:

Posted:3 years ago


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