Mescaform Hill: The Missing Five

An interactive experience produced by Meta (previously Facebook)

Software Development
Web App
Mescaform Hill: The Missing Five

About the Project

Mescaform Hill: The Missing Five is an immersive animated graphic novel that was showcased at the Tribeca Festival in June. The project, which is based on a web comic, was produced for the Oculus TV platform by Meta. This interactive and dynamic graphic novel enthralls audiences with its immersive environment, captivating storytelling, and robust interactive features.

What I Did

As a key member of the development team, my contributions spanned across various aspects of the project:

  1. Cross-Platform PC Experience: Leveraged Unity to develop a cross-platform PC version of the application. This version was optimized for devices without VR capabilities, successfully extending the reach of the app to a broader audience.
  2. Web Version Development: Implemented a web version of the application using Typescript, React, and Next.js. This initiative significantly increased the accessibility and usability of the app, allowing users to engage with the content across multiple devices.
  3. Customized Video Player: Forked the VideoJS video player library to extend its 360 VR functionality. This offered more control over the immersive experiences, enabling users to interact with the content more effectively.
  4. HLS Video Streaming: Integrated HLS video streaming into the application to deliver high-quality video to users. This enabled users to access the content in chunks, eliminating the need for downloading the entire video each time it is loaded, thereby enhancing the user experience and allowing different video quality options for different internet speeds/connections.
  5. Marketing Collaboration: Worked closely with the marketing team to develop compelling promotional materials and press releases. This collaboration was instrumental in positioning the project for successful market penetration.
  6. Success at Tribeca Festival: The project was premiered at the Tribeca Festival 2022, where it received positive reviews. Following the festival, the application recorded over 100,000+ downloads within a few months, testament to the project's success and popularity.

Throughout my involvement in the Mescaform Hill: The Missing Five project, my focus was on leveraging cutting-edge technologies and development best practices to deliver an engaging, accessible, and immersive graphic novel experience for a broad spectrum of audiences.

Mescaform Hill: The Missing Five

Tech Stack

  • Unity
  • React
  • Typescript
  • WebGL