Jonathan Topf
Design, making & interaction


In 2018-19 I helped bring Avo! to life with Playdeo, a studio formed to create a new kind of television.

In Avo! you play as a tiny avocado that's been brought to life by a young scientist, Billie.

The twist is that Billie is a fully live action person, and Avo is a realtime 3D character that the player can control.

The seed of the idea was an ambition to create TV you could touch. Ultimately this meant filming something like a tv miniseries, then building a realtime engine around to allow the player to explore and play in the live action world.

I find that words never quite do this project justice - the app itself does it best.