Dead Pixels²

/dɛdˈpɪksəlzskwɛɚd/ dead pixels²
Playful installation (2017)

Centre culturel des Prés du Roy (France)
Le Cube (France)
Clujotronic (Romania)
Maker Faire (France)
Puzzle (France)
Shadok (France)

Dead Pixels² is a competitive and cooperative game for 2 to 8 players. Each player is provided with a standard gamepad 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. The game is projected on a real canvas fixed on an easel and usually exhibited alongside L'Atlas des matrices.

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