Art as Games: Counterstrike map based on Van Gogh painting

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van-gogh-starry-night.jpgWe did gaming as art, here’s art as games. An enterprising young chap has recreated Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting (pictured) in the form of a Counterstrike map. It’s stunningly beautiful, and a reminder that gamers, even though we like killing things, appreciate beauty, too.

Check out a video tour of the map over the jump and marvel at amount of Van Gogh references crammed into this creation. Rock, Paper, Shotgun asks ‘What long-dead artistic visionary would you base a game on?’. I’d go for Edward Hopper. His use of light rivals anything that a modern 3D game engine could cook up.

Get the map here (via Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

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Duncan Geere

One thought on “Art as Games: Counterstrike map based on Van Gogh painting

  • Very nice work I think I have seen it all now!

    Nice to see that some young chaps even know who van Gough is!

    Perhaps we are not as close to the end as I had once thought!

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