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Skittles Fans Play Rock, Paper Scissors Online With Live Opponents

The candy brand is challenging fans to play a modified version of the game by holding up different flavors to the camera in an effort to beat the...

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on March 6, 2013.

Skittles is promoting it’s new ‘Originals’ packs, which feature a Green Apple flavor to replace the classic Lime, with an online game created by Catapult RPM. ‘Rock Paper Skittles‘ is a digital version of the simple ‘rock, paper, scissors’ game.

It uses image recognition technology to enable players to hold up a flavor from a pack of Skittles in front of their webcam. The color is then recognized and the player is pitted against a random opponent to see if they can defeat them.

Play Rock, Paper, Skittles Against Opponents Using A Webcam

Certain flavors beat others, for example green beats purple and red, while red beats orange and purple. There is a handy table to show all of the flavors and what they beat. Those without a webcam or a pack of Skittles can choose a flavor by clicking on their selection on the site.

You can play twelve games a day and each win sees the player entered into a prize draw to win $50,000, a championship belt that lights up and dispenses Skittles, a home tournament kit, or coupons for packs of Skittles.

Rock Paper Skittles

Photo by Victor

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