Game Rules as Art

April 27, 2006

"Why do rules have such power over our minds?"

Rob Humble at The Escapist writes about Game Rules as Art:

"I believe that the creation and selection of game rules is an art form in and of itself. By this, I mean that the rules of a game can give an artistic statement independent of its other components. Just as a poem doesn't need pictures and a painting doesn't need music, a game needs nothing else apart from its rules to succeed as a work of art."

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