Friday, March 10, 2006

Game Designers To Be Knighted

Three game designers will be knighted in France. Full article here.

Quick Summary:

  • The French Ministry of Culture will knight Michel Ancel, Frederick Raynal, and Shigeru Miyamoto (the man behind Mario) in the Order of Arts and Letters.
  • The awards will be presented on March 13 at the Ministry of Culture building in Paris.
  • Renard Donnedieu de Vabres, the Minister of Culture, will present the awards.

My $0.02: Seeing official recognition of games as art is very refreshing. Game creators are in the same league as other types of artists. They just don't get recognition outside of their industry because the medium is so new and because video gamers are seen juveniles. Maybe this is the start of a good trend.

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