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I want Hieronymus Bosch in my video games

Posted on August 29, 2007

Ned Beauman on TheBlogArt&Architecture raises one very good question: why not use art in computer/console video games and what artists could be placed in this context.

Well, I’de loooove a videogame based on characters of Bosch. It’s so surreal ( :) quite interesting for his age ) that would apply perfectly for our own time’s imagery.

Other artists that would be perfect are Arcimboldo, Dali; Gaugain would do nice for a 2d game, Mondrian would be interesting for a pacman :) .

Also considered Warhol and Rauschenberg but they are too modern and too visually violent for me to play for hours …

One video game that uses art and play and I simply loooooooooove is Nintendo’s Electroplankton. Toshio Iwai is a good example of an artists that combines visual art and music in a commercial game.

What Others Are Saying

  1. Julia August 31, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    I’ve saw somenthing with this proposal in Interactive CD’s about Art.
    They probably can’t be named as ‘games’, because as you travel in the world of Bosch paintings, you know more about his art. But this kind of experience can’t be compared with the aimed games.
    BTW, great idea! =)

  2. Ruschi September 2, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Hi Julia
    so nice to have your take on this subject. I’ve read a little on your blog (as much as my spanish allows) and seen you’re quite into art and design and also gaming industry.

    To answer your point of view, I’ve also seen cd presentations with paintings from famous artists, but they are not games. I’d like to see a shooting game with monsters depicted from Bosch. How about that kind of monsters :D ?

    how about strategy games with characters drawn in Gaugain style :) … I would play those games for ever and ever again. Why do monsters have to be sooo unimaginative… ?

    Thanks again for your post, i’d love to have your feedback on various subjects here, if you find them interesting. I will do the same, except that i can only understand Portuguese, i’m not very good in writing unfortunately :(

    See ya soon

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