Video Game Art
Artistic computer game modification involves the use of a computer
game for the creation of a digital artwork. Also referred to as
art modding, and game modding. Art mods are not quite the same as
art games, although they do share some similarities.
Various genres and styles of art modding exist. Genres or categories
are rarely clear cut in this multi-media format, however than can
be roughly described based on:
Screen-based narratives made using pre-existing, often modded, computer
games. Many of these explore innovative conceptual territory.
Examples:Red vs Blue
Screen-based visual abstractions made using pre-existing, often
modded, computer games.
Sound works produced within a game-based production environment.
Generative Art Mods
Exploit the real time capabilities of game technologies to produce
ever-renewing art works.
Disrupt in-game norms to expose underlying functions of game play.
Site-specific Installations and site-relative mods
Compare similarities and differences between real and virtual worlds,
drawing us further into a realit of fantasy.
Real time performance instruments
Allow audio and visual artists to create stunning, live performances
in a range of virtual entertainment environments.
Like games, artistic game mods may be single player or multiplayer.
Multiplayer works make use of networked environments to develop
new models of interactivity and collaborative production.