‘Shackleton’s goal was to save his men from Antarctica.
The goal now is to save Antarctica from man.’
An immersive historical recreation documentary experience in VR, Thin Ice is a collaboration between animation studio Monkeystack and environment explorer Tim Jarvis, who in 2013 successfully and authentically recreated Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic crossing of the Southern Ocean.
It presents a very compelling and personal story of endurance and exploration, and highlights just how Climate Change has impacted the area since Shackleton’s epic expedition one hundred years ago.
My contribution, among various VR-friendly material and particle effects, was to use Unreal Engine’s visual scripting language ‘Blueprint’ to develop a significant portion of the logic that controls the experience.
For more information, check out the official website.