Far Cry 5: Choose Your Own Adventure
UI / UX
Far Cry 5: CYOA is Snapchat’s first live-action interactive title where fans are put in control of the action. Collaborating with IGN and Ubisoft we sought to take the viewer on a treacherous trip through Hope County to save a life of a friend.
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.
Agreeing to go on a group retreat, You and a handful of IGN employees decide to go to Hope County, USA in an attempt to unplug and go adventuring. Relaxing you are all attacked by cultist and Brian is kidnapped. It is up to you and Alanah to get him back by any means necessary.
Anything can happen…
This shows the base guidelines for the game that we were striving to remain true to. I cut together this trailer to try and demonstrate the tone and action that we were aiming for in the production.
Like the AAA title throughout your journey to rescue your friend, you’ll gain access to a vast arsenal of weapons ranging from a shovel to a attacking grizzly bear.
Agreeing to go on a group retreat, a handful of IGN employees decide to go to Hope County, USA in an attempt to unplug and go adventuring. Brian has been taken in by the cult and it is left to you and Alanah to rescue him using a variety of weapons and options inspired by Far Cry 5’s mechanics and encounters.
This is a gamified story, a new, first-to-market mode of audience interaction and engagement that allows users to exercise a certain level of ownership and interactivity beyond the standard social story. this story offers players the choice between one of two options presented to them throughout. To select that choice, users are instructed to tap until they see the segment they chose.
Our Team built an entire narrative that not only could be told in 10 sec segments that could be viewed on a phone, had to be fun and engaging but feel like it lived in the Far Cry Universe.
A Snapchat Interactive Horror Adventure
This Far Cry 5 project initially spawned from this proof of concept CYOA horror edition we created for halloween called Shadow Man. The story takes place with guy who gets trapped in an old PS1 horror game. It is up to the viewer the find a way to get him to safety by choosing the right path.
Performances by: Yusuf McCoy & Josh Du
Shadow Man: Yusuf McCoy
Gamer: Josh Du
Producer: Josh Du
Voice Actor: Armando Torres
UI / UX: Yusuf McCoy
Camera Operator: Cassidee Moser
Edited by: Josh Du
Production Asst: Emily Bockian, Cassidee Moser
I designed the look of the interactive screens that give the player a range of choices to pick from along the journey. A staple of the Far Cry franchise is the vast arsenal of weaponry and bringing that feature to life was challenging but proved rewarding for the player.
Your arsenal is vast,
the way you wield it even more so.
Behind The Scenes
The images below vary greatly showing just an ounce of the work and dedication from the entire team to bring this project to life.
The Resistance Needs You
Take back Hope County from Eden’s Gate.
Director: Layer Media
Writers: Yusuf McCoy, Cassidee Moser, Josh Du, Emily Bockian
Designer / Animator: Yusuf McCoy
VFX: Mike Horn
Production: Layer Media