Meet the Finalists
Team Name: Small Fry
Country: Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany
5000 years after the Gulf Stream’s flow reversed and Earth sank into an extreme ice age, humanity’s remnants are once again adapting. Around the Equator where temperatures are slightly less hostile to life, trading hubs have sprouted with local governments and companies vying for oh so scarce resources. Our story follows a ragtag crew of pirates trying to explore and find true freedom in the trying times they live in. Their journey will take them through the remnants of old civilisation, the harshest weather, dangerous encounters with megafauna, and the most wondrous vistas, but those that wish to shackle them are never far away. Anchors aweigh!
Team Name: Eurydice
Kawia's adventure is a fantasy role playing game set in Precolonial east africa where you play as Kawia, a girl trying to get back home before sunrise: crossing the mysterious plains, defeating evil spirits and through the power of dance, gaining the ability to summon storms and defeat the forces of darkness that threaten your home, in this beautiful celebration of african heritage that lets the whole world experience how things really were back then! the only thing different to the past is the presence of the undead running rampant across the land but you'll have magic and mystical spirits to fight back, befreind and guide you home!
Team Name: Dilruba Tayfun
Before you read any further, first check out: https://vimeo.com/477341892 “It’s like the tools are the storyteller and I’m just it’s instrument!” Let's take a step back and watch nature unfold. Look below & around before infinity & beyond. The idea is to create a digital platform that enables us to share discoveries as gatherers, in search of unique mark-making tools. An app is to act as our portable journal, the web-based platform to discover/exchange our digitized brushes and related stories/processes. Twigs, fallen flowers, anything that can make an organic imprint can be used. Tips on how to render these physical marks in digital programmes are shared between creators as well as a vast library of resulting digital brushes. This dual-platform would breathe new life to dry and dead plants releasing their artistic nectars for creators to pollinate into their world-building, thus enabling these tools to thrive in the digital world of entertainment and indefinitely, in our imaginations. Our context as artists no matter how digital our pursuits will always be bound to the physical universe and we can tap into this all-reaching and instinctual network of natural tools everywhere, within even a 5 minute walk to the local grocery store. An invigorating world of visual languages can unfold - and we need nothing more than the patience to kindle it while it happens, the willingness to surrender to, come togather, and share our tools.
About The Sony Talent League by THU
Break creative barriers, alone or in a group, within the digital entertainment industry and submit a cross-border idea that the world has never seen before.
We’re looking for ideas that combine different forms of digital art and mix different creative areas: illustration, storytelling, film, games, photography, animation, mixed media, VR, music...You name it
What's In It For You?
A Unique Opportunity for Young Creators
Break the Creative Distance
This year, the word “distance” assumed a whole new meaning for people all over the globe.
Suddenly, staying apart was our best chance of being together again.
However, there is a distance we are daring you to break: the creative one.
Ideas have the strength to bring us together and fuel our creative spirit.
It’s time to shatter the borders of digital entertainment and go beyond boundaries, creating new value for the future.
What You Get
The jury will select the best three ideas.
Each finalist or group of finalists will get:
The public will vote on the best idea among the three finalists.
In addition to the prize above, the winner will get:
Meet the Juries and Mentors
Sony Corporation is a creative entertainment company with a solid foundation of technology. From game and network services to music, pictures, electronics, semiconductors and financial services - Sony’s purpose is to fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology. “Sony Talent League by THU” is the latest programs of “Sony Creators Gate” , Sony’s branding initiative to empower next generation of creators by offering exciting growth opportunities.