BAFTA Games Question Time: Art Versus Entertainment

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 Management5 years ago
J Ross Esq - "Where are the independent games?" Errrrrr..........
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Tim Carter Designer - Writer - Producer 5 years ago
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
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Bill Garrison Studying Student, DigiPen Institute of Technology5 years ago
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.
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Bev Bush Course leader B.A. (Hons) Games design, University of Central Lancashire5 years ago
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

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Matt Roberts Player Support Representative, Club Penguin5 years ago
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!
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Dave Green Video Games Events Producer, BAFTA5 years ago
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:
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