Dead Pixels

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

Bord'osmose (France)
La Médiathèque (England)
Folie Numérique (France)
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 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