Into The Pixel: Art Of The Video Game [PAX]

Roger Ebert once wrote an article in which he claimed that video games can not be art. The internet promptly exploded in outrage. I happen to agree with the internet. Much later, he amended his original statements, but it’s always felt like he was trying to appease us while sticking to his original statements. The people behind Into The Pixel are out to prove him wrong with their annual selection of the best in video game art from around the world. The 2011 collection was on display at PAX East last weekend and it was as beautiful as anything you’d find in a museum.

See more artwork after the jump…

Since 2004, The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association have been gathering notables from within the gaming industry to act as jurists and determine which pieces of art will be selected as winners. Anyone can submit their artwork as long as it falls in within guidelines that exclude art used in marketing or advertising a game. The idea is for the public to get a look at some of what goes into creating a game, but isn’t at the forefront of promotions. Submissions for 2012 are open through April 20th with winners to be revealed at the E3 Expo in June.

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