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Miscellaneous: This blog collates paintings you come across in video games

There are many types of people I’m glad exist in this world. Those who have the dedication and strong stomachs to be doctors. Those selfless enough to look after the elderly. And those willing to scour computer games for paintings that exist in the likes of Super Mario and Final Fantasy and collate them together on a blog like the Video Game Art Archive.

The battle over whether computer games themselves count as art has long been won (a victory marked when MoMA bought some games for its permanent collection back in 2012) but this takes things to a whole new level.

The entries range from weird fantasy scenes and landscapes to very pixellated offerings that are not without a certain impressionistic charm. We’re looking forward to seeing this weird and wonderful resource growing over the coming weeks and months.

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The Video Game Art Archive: Final Fantasy VI

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The Video Game Art Archive: Final Fantasy VIII

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The Video Game Art Archive: Dark Seed (Famicom)

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The Video Game Art Archive: Clue

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The Video Game Art Archive: Samurai Shodown 3

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The Video Game Art Archive: Snatcher / Dark Seed (IBM)

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The Video Game Art Archive: Snatcher / Dark Seed (IBM)