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Can Art Be Games? – Avant-Garde

By Nathan Grayson on March 6th, 2013.

Truth: more games need a 'manifesto' button.

“Role-playing game” has taken on a whole host of meanings in recent years, but Avant-Garde is one in which you actually, you know, play a role that’s outside the sphere of your typical day-to-day dealings. (Unless you are a time-traveler, method actor, or hit your head very hard recently.) In short, you step into the rags-and-chewing-gum shoes of an artist in 19th century Paris. Your goal? To art! In the process of leveling up skills like form, composition, and anatomy, you’ll brush shoulders (and, er, brushes) with the likes of William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Édouard Manet, and (eventually) Picasso and Van Gogh. All the while, times change, movements force you outside your box, and no one ever understands your poor, tortured soul. It’s a wonderfully unique little thing, though its playable alpha status means it still has quite a ways to go.

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