POPEYES Big Box Crave Off

Design & Development

Have you ever tried to move something with your mind? So have we. Have you ever wanted to make something float in mid-air? So have we! Popeyes allowed us to finally do both.

The Popeyes Big Box Crave Off campaign allowed us to create a game of tug-of-war between two players, pulling at a levitating Popeyes Bonafide Big Box meal - using only the power of the mind. Yes, you read that right.

Each player wore a specially made, branded EEG headset that translated their brain activity to the strength of "pulling" the hovering meal toward themselves.

Our custom-built table top concealed a conveyor belt mechanism which moved the electromagnetic levitation device. As the players competed, our system translated brain activity to the conveyor belt, oscillating the hovering meal back and forth, closer or further, until the stronger craving won.

To enhance the visuals on set we designed a video game-like life meter for a background TV screen, tracking in real time the progress of the tug-of-war. All visuals and technology used on set were designed in-house at incite and were used in a practical manner for the commercial shoot, requiring zero post-production special effects.

Environmental Design

Animation

Programming

Game Development