Thanks for the reply, the insight you just gave on your development process is very enlightening. I have heard of a similar comment before saying that once a video game is released it has a tendency to take on a life of its own. I think that it is this subjective kind of view, what you call the "viewer's interpretation", that makes for a valid argument that video games can be considered as an art form since it can be interpreted in different ways. I believe that your game resonating with me as being a portrayal of the Holocaust when it was not your original intent says a great deal about the matter.
Thanks again and here's hoping you can come up with more thought provoking games.