Dead Pixels

/dɛd ˈpɪksəlz/ dead pixels
Alternative controller game (2016)

Puzzle (France)
Shadok (France)
Future Play (Scotland)
Now Play This (England)
Jouer Ensemble (France)

Dead Pixels is a competitive and cooperative game-installation for 2 to 9 players. Each player is provided with a joystick allowing him to move its squared avatar on a virgin canvas. By doing so, the player can paint the background with his team's color. When a closed shape is drawn, it automatically fills itself with color. Mixed colors produce black dead pixels, an irreversible state. Game ends after ninety-nine seconds or when the white matrix is full of colors. Team with the more covered areas wins the game. This emergent gameplay aims to provide both a tactical and creative playful experience.

Designed, built & developed by Tatiana Vilela dos Santos & Olivier Drouet