I dunno if I'm included in the angry bit, but I'm definitely not angry -- just totally lost. I tried the two games posted and all I got out of them is the feeling I'd get if I spent some time screwing around in MSPaint -- this is okay, but there are better things I could be doing with my time. Like hocking up the disgusting lumps of phelgum pneumonia has scattered willy-nilly through my body. Ick, seriousy.
My comment up at the top of the thread was me trying to rationalize what was meant by "art game". I'm guessing, based on the replies, that this is indeed a lot like those poets who write for sound instead of meaning, and that the point of the art game is to go for some other aspect rather than what I consider the, you know, important bit -- the game itself.
Which is fine and all, but I don't see why Armageddon Empires shouldn't be included in that list. I've not seen art that evocative in a long time, and I'm not the only poster in the AE thread to think so.
But I digress. I've clearly got nothing of real substance to add, and now that I kind of get what the hubbub is, bub, I'll bow out.