Some people act as if gaming as we know it is in danger, and all of these new experimental titles — Proteus, Dear Esther, Dys4ria, Twine games, amongst others — are to blame. Usually, it's what people designate as 'art games'.
Sometimes, if you're in the middle of a "but is it a game" discussion, you can almost imagine a PSA: "....perhaps you or a loved one has come into contact with these questionable titles..."
It's mostly because some titles don't fit the mould; they're not games that look or play at all like games that we're accustomed to. A recent Twitter account has popped up that makes fun of just how ridiculous/pedantic/dramatic these conversations become, that you'd almost think that people are a part of the game police or something.
Well, now there's an actual game police.
And then that conversation about Proteus developed, and...
Maybe you, too, are a part of the game police task force. We're livin' in an Orwellian world, I tells ya.