Marco Polo Go Round is a comedic love story with a very surreal twist. The user is invited to participate in a couple’s relationship as their world literally falls apart around them.
It is the morning of Marco’s 32nd birthday and he is confronted by his girlfriend, Polo, who has questions about the future of their relationship. By the end of the day, gravity itself will have turned their world upside down.
The project uses several approaches and technologies in real time, including volumetric capture of actors, motion capture, and physics and fluid simulations. The art direction, inspired in part by the style of artist David Hockney, required a colossal amount of work in terms of modeling and textures and gives the spectators the impression of being inside a living, three-dimensional painting.