Firewatch- Video Games As Art

Firewatch is a beautiful game, set in the Wyoming wilderness. As Henry, a newly appointed fire lookout, you wander around some gorgeously rendered woodland and solve an intriguing but ultimately unsatisfying mystery surrounding the disappearance of a young boy.

At about 3 hours or so, the game isn’t long but I found myself just standing in some stunning landscape, taking in all the colours and hues. Living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where everything is beige, the colours on display really overwhelemd me and warmed me with their colourful glow. It’s a lovely game and has moments of pure beauty.