Assassin's Creed Asks Fans to Create Painting for Paris Museum

Video Games Can Be Works of Art

Published On
Jul 10, 2013

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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," during which the new game is set.

Users can "place their faces" on characters from the painting using their webcams, 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.