'Where's Waldo?' Just Got A 360 Upgrade That'll Simultaneously Delight And Frustrate You

Good luck.

Where's Waldo? has been a picture book-game-ideal as celebrated as it is loathed for nearly 30 years now, with the opinion usually tied directly to one's proficiency in spotting a bespectacled dude dressed like a barbershop pole among crowds of people, animals, and often, barbershop poles. Now the stakes have been jacked up higher than ever thanks to some impressive camera work and clever use of YouTube's 360-degree feature.

Where's Waldo 360 is a four-minute interactive video created by visual effects team Corridor Digital. It takes viewers through several different locales, including a beach, a boardwalk, and an outdoor mall, encouraging them to toggle the camera left, right, up, and down to locate Waldo. Pointing the camera down all the way also brings up a set of bonus characters to find in each scene, such as Nintendo's Mario and Toad as well as a "Friendly Giant."

To put the project together, the team used GoPro cameras, but that's only a part of the story. For an in-depth look at what else went into making the video, check out a behind-the-scenes explanation here.

To jump right into the search for Waldo, click the video below:

(H/T: Digg via The A.V. Club)


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