Beat the Hustler: A VR street con
Beat the hustler is an interactive 360 VR experience that places you in the shoes of a tourist playing the shell game. The aim of the game is to find the ball under the cup. However, unbeknownst to the player a team of pick-pockets are working the crowd.
The idea was storyboarded and test-shot at the Guardian before filming took place near Tower Bridge. A GoPro Odyssey was used to film all scenes and later edited before bringing the footage into Unity.
Unity was used to combine 360 video with real-time 3D interactions, allowing users to play the shell game and later identify the pick-pockets. By using the DayDream SDK and PlayMaker I was able to transition the player between different videos while creating an immersive experience.