news culture Pixel War: Kameto, Zerator… the whole world is going head to head on Reddit in a crazy Pixel War!
In 2017, on the occasion of April 1, a fun experience began on Reddit. Starting from a blank page, participants could place a pixel and collaboratively create canvases. Five years later and without warning, the initiative has returned and taken on a whole new dimension!
Sure the R/Place subreddit, created by Josh Wardlethe creator of Wordas the event unfolds. Since April 1, the page has returned and, every 5 minutes registered people can place a pixel on a giant canvas. A collaborative and social project, which quickly transformed into a peaceful confrontation between communities and country
A real pixel war on Reddit
Each group or nationality try to organize yourself to create patternsinvade those of others, and thus modify the general aspect of creation, which already reached 2000×2000 pixels at the end of the third day. On the French side, a great tricolor flag began to appear, then an Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame (later modified by the Spanish community to appear on fire), and many other images. The R/Place then invaded social networks, in particular thanks to the many French-speaking streamers who seized the phenomenon. Announcing the return of the idea, Alex Le, Reddit’s executive vice president of strategy and special projects, said:
We learned from the original experience that people online are naturally collaborative, that Redditors are more creative than us, and that Reddit is a place where great things are born. “April Fools’ Day on Reddit has always inspired the way we create new features on the platform.
From Robin inspiring our real-time chat product to Circle of Trust inspiring real-time comments and upvotes, April Fool’s Day gives Reddit some time to test infrastructure at scale and try new, staggered things. We look forward to seeing what collaboration will take place on r/place this year and learning how we can improve our platform.
French streamers are mobilizing
Squeezie, Hugo Decrypte, SEB, Inoxtag or even Zerator have broadcast and participated to a great extent, although it is Kameto who has invested the most, going with his community to cover the creations of several American streamers who did not stop responding. However, the experiment will soon come to an end as the canvas will be inaccessible from 4:00 p.m. this Monday. The image will thus be immortalized, leaving great memories for the participants.
It remains to be seen if the experience will return in the coming years, or if the idea will remain there after two editions. Until then, you can continue live the evolution of creation by following the link at the bottom of the page. While these lines are being written, the French corner, the most imposing, continues to evolve, and we can see the Zelda Triforce, the fight between Anakin Obi-Wan, or the Zevent logo. Note that during the night, the English community has covered the French flag with a buttock, quickly erased by the French community, which is in the process of recreating the Arc de Triomphe
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By MalloDelicJournalist jeuxvideo.com