Check this out:
A - game - is - going - to - win - a - documentary - award.
Seems like a compromise. Sidestep the controversy a little. Give the nod, not the prize. Give some recognition that people involved in Slamdance have judged the game to have some merit.
However, just before taking the stage, Slamdance festival director Peter Baxter informed Flemming and two other jurors that the game had "music clearance issues" and would not be allowed to receive this recognition. Despite Flemming's protest, this award was not allowed to be given to Ledonne for SCMRPG.
Yoink. Yikes. Seriously, Slamdance, that's kinda messed up. While I made some peace with Slamdance's disorganization when I couldn't get them to respond to an email when I submitted Carter - this just adds another layer of chaos to an already chaotic ordeal.
I think from all this comes one simple truth:
Games can be an art form. If someone out there would be willing to accept them as such.
tagged: game, gaming