video games

Post image for Digitally Deface Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye

Have you ever wanted to throw a piano or screeching cat at Le Corbusier’s pristinely white 1931 Villa Savoye in France?

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Post image for Dealing with Death in an Evocative Game about Cancer

“We grieve in silence,” game maker Ryan Green says at one point in That Dragon, Cancer, an interactive experience based on the illness and eventual death of his son, Joel.

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Post image for Digital Distractions: Designing a Subway and Pruning a Tree

For December, we’ve got a psychedelic plane ride tribute to a man who died in a crash, a paper craft city, subway line design, and tree pruning (it’s fun!).

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Post image for Play a Tormented Painter in a Video Game of Creeping Terror

In Layers of Fear, a new game by the Poland-based Bloober Team, you are an artist who has gone completely insane.

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Post image for Finding What’s Lost in a Video Game Inspired by Haruki Murakami

If you’ve ever read Japanese author Haruki Murakami’s magical realist fiction — filled with characters like a six-foot-tall “superfrog,” a human data processor named Calcutec, and a cat killer who makes flutes out of cats’ souls — and wished someone would turn his bizarre world into a video game, you’re in luck.

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Post image for Digital Distractions: ‘Twin Peaks’ Dance-Off, Skull Glitches, and an 18th-Century Opera Puzzle

Walk through a glitchy realm of skulls and flowers, have a Twin Peaks dance battle in the Black Lodge, alter an alternative reality, and experience an 18th-century opera as a puzzle.

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Post image for Oblivious Games Company Turns Slave Trade into Tetris

After a social media uproar, the Denmark-based Serious Games Interactive removed a “Slave Tetris” mini-game from their Playing History: Slave Trade.

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Post image for Digital Distractions: Sleepwalking, Glitches, and Junk Mail

In a new monthly series, we’re highlighting a few games, apps, and interactive digital experiences recommended for the art crowd. For September, here’s a simulation of an Italian Renaissance painting guild, a Surrealist puzzler, a glitchy Pac-Man, and the most thought-provoking game on junk mail yet.

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Post image for Digital Distractions: Love, Color, and Clapping

In a new monthly series, we’re highlighting a few games, apps, and interactive digital experiences recommended for the art crowd.

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Post image for Gaming the Pop Culture Fantasy of the Vietnam War

Pop culture fetishization of war and violence of video games are explored with vivid watercolor-based animation in Eddo Stern’s Vietnam Romance, on view at Postmasters gallery in Tribeca.

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