This may be an instant “yes” for some of you, but there are actual proponents to this idea of video games being an art form, separate no less.
Arguments include (non-exhaustive list):
Personally, I believe that video games are flexible enough to possess unlimited art forms, ranging from being creatively artistic and visually stunning (e.g. Journey ) to being only a tech demo or both, since they are an amalgamation of previously established art forms.
To make this discussion productive, I’d suggest approaching these arguments with an open-mind and/or coming up with an opinion supported by some video game example (note, this is only a mere suggestion).
EDIT: Just to be clear, the counter-arguments list above are NOT my take on the matter. They’re loosely taken from several sources, including an IRL discussion w/ a friend and articles online, e.g. Games aren’t art, says Kojima.
This community is focused on discussing video games as a form of art, and as pieces of media in a historical context.