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The Minecraft Artbox

The recent explosion of Minecraft has, in many ways, been no less than an artistic revolution  in gaming. The basic, unmodified, version of  Minecraft creates a world generated out of cubical blocks that can be broken down and rearranged in almost any way the player so desires. It has preprogrammed monsters and NPC’s, but these can easily be turned on and off and placed…

Games are all about control

Of course that isn’t completely true, but many of the best art games I know of deal with the theme of control, typically at both the narrative and procedural level. In this post I’ll provide a few examples that try to back up this claim, and then try to figure out why this is true. The word “control” is fairly embedded…