Way To Go is a brilliantly, and slightly addictive, digital journey.
This apparently simple walk in the woods on your computer screen is actually an expanding panorama, a mixture of hand-made animation, 360˚ video capture and music.
Firstly it only seems to work on the Chrome web browser but it is worth installing Chrome just to give the wonderful and expansive animated story a try.
You are presented with a forest, a track drawn through the trees, a charming hand-drawn character and the ability to walk, run and jump. You can explore. There are things to see here - sumptuous animations, video captures, digital worlds. A curious mixture of flat animation and real video. One moment you are running through the video forest and the next you are joined by others, running with you - except these are 'people' who look a little like you but in a different colour.
Just give it a go - it will make sense. What is nice is that the journey appears endless. You can get to a point and exit there, or carry on into a slightly more abstract world.
Created by Vincent Morisset, Philippe Lambert, Édouard Lanctôt-Benoit & Caroline Robert (AATOAA). The project has been produced by the NFB & France TV.
- Published in Distractions