Those that enjoy the old “Are Video Games Art?” debate will be interested to hear that publisher Namco Bandai have released information that one of their games will be placed in a museum for one of it’s exhibits. What game? Katamari Damacy, a game that many would agree that it fits the Art build pretty well. The museum displaying it isn’t a push over either, being the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for their display Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000.
Katamari Damacy is a colorful third-person game where players control a prince trying to remake stars, constellations, and the Moon itself. Released back in 2004 for the PS2, Katamari Damacy was a very inventive and different game that struck a cord with kids and adult alike making it a perfect choice for the exhibit.
The Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 exhibit will run at the Museum of Modern Art from now until November 5th. If you know any “video games as art” doubters be sure to bring them by the exhibit and remember not to be too smug, they’re just behind the times.