Deeptale wins with the story of the future
The Finnish creative agency Deeptale has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Future of Storytelling Prize (FoST) for their mixed reality Slushpolis Story experience.
Deeptale received the award at the two-day Future of Storytelling Summit in New York, inviting top thinkers and practitioners from various fields to lay out their vision for future storytelling during exhibits, panels, presentations and performances, and to compete for the Future of Storytelling Prize.
It was the Slushpolis Story from Deeptale that convinced the jury of renowned media and storytelling professionals Steve Clayton (director of Storytelling at Microsoft), Resh Sidhu (creative director at Framestore), Julia Kaganskiy (director for NEW INC at the New Museum) and Charles Melcher (founder of Future of Storytelling) the most.
The Slushpolis Story experience follows the lives of three residents of the imagined city of the future, Slushpolis, and immerses users in the mixed reality world with Microsoft’s head-mounted HoloLens display that allows users to walk around the city. Deeptale produced the experience in close co-operation with Trimble, Fira and Microsoft.
The creative Finnish company also made headlines recently for its solution in bringing the iconic Moomin figures to life in the Moomin Valley theme park being built in Japan.