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Post image for Be the Bolshevik Wedge in a Game Inspired by El Lissitzky’s 1919 Propaganda Art

In the game Lissitzky’s Revenge, you are the tiny red triangle against the mighty white circle depicted in El Lissitzky’s 1919 Suprematist poster “Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge.”

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Post image for Blast the Forces of Tradition in a Game Inspired by 20th-Century Modernism

What would a video game developed in 1923 by a bunch of angry modern artists look like?

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Post image for A Surreal Game Leaves You Stuck Inside a Train Station

In the video game Off-Peak, you’re trapped in a train station that’s a surreal concoction of New York City architecture

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I Visited the Tate (in Minecraft)

by Haniya Rae on April 16, 2015

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The widely beloved open world video game of Minecraft will now offer a new activity for its players to explore: interactive artworks presented by the Tate, the third installment of which was just released last week.

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A Bloody Video Game Ode on a Grecian Urn

by Allison Meier on February 24, 2015

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Apotheon brings the classical world of ancient Greek pottery to life as a full-length animated video game.

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Post image for 5 Trendsetting Video Games from IndieCade East

This past weekend, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens hosted Indiecade East 2015 for its third year of independent games, talks, and community networking.

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Post image for Smithsonian Acquires Video Game So Atrocious It Was Buried in the Desert

One of the most disastrous video games in history is now part of the Smithsonian Institution.

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Post image for A Virtual Island of Algorithmically Generated Art Museums

Manhattan may have an okay assortment of cultural institutions, but in Secret Habitat, a free game by Manchester-based indie video game developer Strangethink, users navigate an island that’s home to 99 small museums.

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Post image for Video Games on Smallpox and Thoreau’s Walden Get Government Funding

A 19th-century Philadelphia smallpox epidemic and Henry David Thoreau’s transcendental retreat into the woods are the subjects of two video games awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) this Monday.

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Post image for A Documentary Traces the History of Video Game Graphics

“Game visuals are the most obvious indicator of their technology,” Stuart Brown says in his Pixel Pioneers short documentary series on the graphic history of video games. Last month he released the last of the five-part series on YouTube, concluding with contemporary hyperrealistic graphics that feel light years away from the monochromatic pixels of Pong in 1972.

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