Dead Pixels

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

Exhibits:
/2018/
La Médiathèque (England)
Folie Numérique (France)
Puzzle (France)
/2017/
Shadok (France)
Future Play (Scotland)
Now Play This (England)
/2016/
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 his 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. 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. The controller is designed to enforce players' proximity.

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