Games that Japan considers art

By Spencer . March 4, 2007 . 3:45pm

Three games won prizes in the entertainment division in the 10th annual Japan Media Arts Festival. Rhythm Tengoku, Wario’s musical microgame collection for the GBA, and Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi, the DS cooking guide earned excellence prizes. The grand prize was awarded to Clover Studio’s Okami. Why did Okami receive the award?


“An aspiring piece of work which adopted Japanese myth into a game.  It achieved a very high level of finish, both as a game and as entertainment.  His beautiful graphic and distinct style of presentation received high commendation from abroad.  It is a pity that Clover Studio, which created this work, dissolved.  However, I would like to send cheers for the staff who was involved in this work and wish them good performance in the future.”


Which American or European developed titles developed in 2006 deserve awards?

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  • Carmen

    No, I can’t think of very many Western games to get art awards. I must really try Okami one of these days!

  • Anorhc

    Congrats to Clover. Their game truly deserve the award.

  • I have to agree with Carmen, not many innovation in western games from that side, Okami really deserve such awards, and it’s sad how the sells of this game haven’t been good.

  • Pichi

    Viva Pinata is a good looking game for the art of a Western game.

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