Rival Speak is the weekly wrap up show based on the Facebook game show Rival Peak, the world’s first audience-influenced AI interactive experience. Facebook approached LA-based creative production studio CREATE TH!S in need of a dynamic studio environment that could quickly adapt to the shows evolving narrative.
Faced with the challenge of limited time and budget, the team built an XR solution to capture everything in-camera. Utilizing Notch and projection mapping, the team created a virtual environment in which host Wil Wheaton speaks to the audience as an AI iteration of himself within a geodesic dome. The dome takes on a sentient quality throughout each episode as it animates and changes colour to reflect the host’s mood. Different video streams integrated into the domes hexagonal design enable communication between real and animated characters to create a highly controllable and interactive performance space. Every week the teams’ hard work resulted in excellently executed visuals that wowed the viewership and Facebook.