Ethpixel is a collaborative pixel art game running on the Ethereum network, inspired by two successful reddit experiments, the Reddit Place and The Button. Ethpixel is essentially a decentralized and enhanced version of those two games, where the incoming ETH goes directly to players.
Use the left toolbar to draw on the canvas. In order to confirm your artwork you'll need Metamask installed on your browser with some available Ether, which is the native token of the Ethereum ecosystem.
Tip: In Draw mode , use the right mouse button to quickly erase your pixels.
A timer is constantly counting down to zero. Each pixel purchase increases the timer by 1 minute, to a hard cap of 24 hours. A round ends when the timer hits zero.
At the end of a round the last person to buy a pixel wins half of the Pot. The person who owns the most pixels at the very moment when the round ends, wins the other half.
During a round people can draw on the canvas. Each pixel starts with a price of 0.0005 ETH. It is possible to draw on an already owned pixel for an increased price. In this case the previous owner gets back their initial investment, plus a bonus.
Players receive a stream of passive income from the game as pixels are bought during the round. Each time a new pixel is purchased, all current pixel holders receive a portion of that sale proportionate to the number of pixels held, what we call Payout. Players receive this income after all of their pixel which is visible on the canvas. Once the pixel is bought by someone else, the new owner will get the benefit thereafter. The more pixels a player paints, the more bonus they will receive.
You can refer friends to the game for extra rewards. Unique referral link can be found in the left sidebar after logging in with Metamask. Any purchases made from this link will earn you a referral bonus as long as you have at least one visible pixel on the canvas.
All the ETH you earn during the round from payouts and referrals are then stored for you in "My Earnings". Rewards you earn, when someone else buys your pixels, are also stored there. You can withdraw your earned ETH anytime to your Metamask wallet using the Withdraw button.
A new pixel has a price tag of 0.0005 ETH. Incoming ETH will be distributed as follows:
10% Referral reward (If there is no referrer, it goes to the pot)
It is possible to purchase an already owned pixel for 1.35x the previous price:
80% To previous owner
18% Distributed as new pixel purchase (see above)
2% Community fund
Vitalik arrives to Ethpixel through his friend, Satoshi's referral link. He buys 200 new pixels (0.0005 ETH each, for a total of 0.1 ETH) to draw a shiny Ethereum logo. This amount will be distributed as follows:
Payout: 50% of the purchase (0.05 ETH) is shared between every player who own pixels at the moment when Vitalik makes the transaction. (If the number of total visible painted pixels are 20 000, and Bob owns 1000 of them, he will receive 0.05 / 20 000 * 1000 = 0.0025 ETH)
Pot: 40% of the purchase (0.04 ETH) goes to the pot which grows constantly during the round, and will be shared evenly by the two winners at the end of the round. The first winner is the one who buys the last pixel. The second winner is the one who owns the most visible pixels when the round ends.
Referral reward: 10% of the purchase (0.01 ETH) goes to Satoshi as referral bonus. Satoshi will even get this bonus from Vitalik's future purchases as well. Important: Satoshi needs to make sure that he has at least one visible pixel to get the referral reward. If someone buys his last pixel, he will stop getting rewards for his future referrals as long as he doesn't buy a pixel again.
Vitalik starts to earn passive income from Payouts every time a player buys a pixel on the canvas. When someone wants to buy his pixels, they need to pay 1.35x price.
Roger then draws a Bitcoin Cash logo over Vitalik's 200 pixels. He pays a total of 0.135 ETH (1.35 x 0.1):
To previous owner: Vitalik gets 80% of the 0.135 ETH, which is 0.108 ETH. Initially he bought it for 0.1, which is a decent 8% profit just by someone bought his pixels. From this moment Roger will benefit the Payout bonus after these 200 pixels, and Vitalik stops getting that.
Distributed as new pixel purchase: 18% of the purchase (0.0243 ETH) will be distributed as it was a new pixel: 0.01215 ETH (50%) goes to Payout, 0,00975 ETH (40%) goes to Pot, 0,00243 ETH (10%) would go to Rogers' referrer. But he came here on his own, so this amount goes to the Pot as well.
Community fund: 2% of the purchase (0.0027 ETH) goes to the community members who make this game possible. If you contribute to make this game better in any way, and the existing members appreciate your work, you can also benefit from this fund.