Games and art – no Roger Ebert, though

Don’t worry – I’m not going to write another boring essay on whether games can be art. Instead I wanted to leave you with two videos; I’ll be away on holiday for a week, with no internet access or indeed computers. So, to make sure you don’t get completely bored, here’s a plug for a new adventure game called Machinarium. I don’t know much about the game, but the art direction is absolutely gorgeous. Check out the trailer:

Also worth having a look at are the developer Amanita Design’s earlier games, Samorost and the creatively named Samorost 2, both playable online.

Samorost

Samorost 2 (demo version)

Enjoy, and see you next week!

It’s all work, work, work…

For those following this blog with baited breath (whoever you are, you are weird!), in case you want to know what I’m up to this week – i.e. the reason for my absenteeism – you may want to check out this page. Apart from doing other things, I’m the one editing the little films. Except for the one featuring a fairly famous Scotsman, which should go on later tonight. See you there (if you’re really, really bored and suffering from me withdrawal…).