bluemonkmn: good question! I'm not sure which term is most appropriate. I've been referring to it as a game without the game, but that doesn't really get to the bottom of it. I've been reading an interesting book this last week, How To Do Things With Videogames
by Ian Bogost which has a nice discussion at the beginning around the terms art games
and game art
. I suppose this one has similar characteristics to so called "game art" as he describes, at least when it's in the context of the gallery. But does that change when it is accessed online in a gaming context, rather than an art space? ( PDF here - http://art.yale.edu/file_columns/0000/1537/bogost-ian-how-do-things-videogames.pdf
) He refers to some really clever and playful ones that have been made...
And the exhibition will be at Galleria Huuto in Helsinki, 25.oct - 10.nov. It's part of a show by Demodictus art group for Estomania festival which takes place in Helsinki each year, and is a collaboration between Tallinn and Helsinki based artists, musicians, performers, etc. I can link some pictures/info up on here after!
v6v: yes! I'd like to run it on HTML5, and have done a little searching around, but am not sure where to start with it... is it possible to do from the existing files or would I have to build it again from scratch as a HTML5 game?