What is Art? Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities; this article focuses primarily on the visual arts, which includes the creation of images or objects in fields including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media. [Wikipedia]
So what is art in video games, are video games themselves art such as the images diplayed in them and the story of a game.
The concept of video games as a form of art has been a controversial topic within the entertainment industry. Though video games have been afforded legal protection as creative works by the Supreme Court of the United States, the philosophical concept that video games are works of art remains in question, even when considering the contribution of creative elements such as graphics,storytelling and music. Even art games, games purposely designed to be a work of creative expression, have been challenged as works of art by some critics.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_games_as_an_art_form
For me personnaly I think of most video games as a piece of art, sure is the game as a whole not just small pieces of art put into one, from the story that drives the game to the visual art of the chartacter and the surroundings. The world which encompasses the game is an art on its own, it is the idea and expression of many people who think this is what a certain world should look and this idea is unique as it is something that has not been achieved before and gives the user a sense of awe when first introduced to this world. Even the story behind a game is an art form, it is unique in its own way and if it can capture the mind and imagination of a user then for me it has performed its role as a piece of art. If the story behind the game can give that person an emotional reaction then is it not the same as when a person looks at a painting and also feels emotion from it, these items are provoking an emotion from the viewer, they might be different emotions and achieved in different ways but still it affects the viewer.