2018

We are pleased to announce the Digital Dozen and the winners of the Breakthroughs in Storytelling Awards for 2018

Arden’s Wake (Prologue) and Maestro

In a post-apocalyptic world, a young woman and her father live in a lighthouse atop an endless sea.

“Arden’s Wake” is an animated virtual reality film that takes place …

The Believers Are But Brothers

Enter an electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the alt-right and ISIS.

Billed as an electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the …

Bloodless

A 12-minute VR film that traces the last living moments of a South Korean sex worker servicing the U.S. military.

Based on a true story, “Bloodless” is a ten-minute VR documentary …

Carne y Arena

An art installation and VR experience that takes you to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Based on true accounts, “CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible)” …

Cosmic Top Secret

An autobiographical adventure game by T, who wants to learn the truth about her parents’ work with Danish intelligence during the Cold War.

Trine Laier just wanted to know what her parents did during …

Did You Mean MailChimp?

A marketing campaign that's an ecosystem of playful experiences, from hit singles to a new brand of potato chips, coupled with a clever use of paid search advertising.

The automated email service MailChimp is the world’s leading marketing platform, …

Everything

An open-ended interactive experience that encourages you to become anything.

“Everything” is an open-ended, interactive experience that demonstrates the interconnectedness of …

It Must Have Been Dark By Then

A book, a map and stories on your headphones help distant places bring context to the place where you are now.

A beautifully designed book, a map on your smartphone and audio …

What Remains of Edith Finch

You are the last surviving member of an ill-starred family in Washington State, and you have come to explore the house where everything went wrong.

“What Remains of Edith Finch” is a collection of short stories …

The Oracles

A multi-platform educational experience inspired by the myth of Hercules and his 12 labors. BREAKTHROUGH AWARD WINNER

Breakthrough Award Winner Punchdrunk’s “The Oracles” is a multi-platform experience developed …

The Space We Hold

Bear witness to the testimony of three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Army during World War II.

Based on The Apology, Tiffany Hsiung’s award-winning documentary for the National Film …

Zero Days VR

The true story of a clandestine mission to sabotage an underground Iranian nuclear facility, told from the viewpoint of the sophisticated cyber-weapon that did it. SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Special Jury Prize Based on Alex Gibney’s feature-length documentary Zero Days, …

2018 | Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling awards