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These 14 Video Games Have Been Definitively Declared Art By The New York Museum Of Modern Art

This upcoming March the New York Museum of Modern Art will be installing a permanent video game exhibition. So, there you have it — video games are art. I expect to hear no more about it. No no, I don’t care what Roger Ebert says — art! Debate over!

Anyways, hit the jump for the 14 games MoMA has chosen to exhibit…

– Pac-Man (1980)

– Tetris (1984)

– Another World (1991)

– Myst (1993)

– SimCity 2000 (1994)

– vib-ribbon (1999)

– The Sims (2000)

– Katamari Damacy (2004)

– EVE Online (2003)

– Dwarf Fortress (2006)

– Portal (2007)

– flOw (2006)

– Passage (2008)

– Canabalt (2009)

Not a bad line-up. A good mix of high concept indie stuff, early formative games you can’t ignore (even if art was probably the last thing on their creators’ minds) and more substantial games more remarkable more for their interesting mechanics than their slick art styles.

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