games = imagination amplifiers
“Almost every new technology is an amplification of our body,” Wright said, “Computers, the internet, social networks expand everything. The most important thing they expand is our imaginations and our brains. I think of games as imagination amplifiers. We can construct these elaborate worlds, play with them, share them back and forth, and this is one of the culturally most impactful things that our medium can offer.”
Maybe it’s why some of us are trying to archive it like it’s art.
I’ve been tuned to the importance of gaming in our culture ever since my brother turned me onto Jane McGonigal‘s book, Reality Is Broken.