'Assassin's Creed' Project Enlists Fans to Create Painting for Paris Museum

Sid Lee and Ubisoft Show That Video Games Can Be Works of Art

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Sid Lee and Ubisoft show that video games can be works of art -- literally -- with "Defy History," a project for "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag." The campaign asks fans to log on to a site, where they see a painting crafted by artists from L'Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris, which features a battle scene from the "Age of Piracy," the era during which the game is set.

Users can use webcams to "place their faces" on characters from the painting, and the most popular faces will be immortalized on the painting. The best part: The final piece of art will be displayed in Le Musee de la Marine this November.

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