Skipping past dull debates about whether games are art, consider this new DSiWare puzzle game that is labeled as art. Okay. So it's art. What to make of that fact?
It's a 2009 phenomenon: some of the smartest and most artistically adventurous games released on any of the big platforms come from Nintendo's Art Style line. Enter Boxlife, the first good game about boring factory work. (Sorry, Shenmue!)