Nearly 4,000 people experienced immersive storytelling in Save the Children’s GeoDome Theater at last month’s DreamHack conference in Sweden. Save the Children’s virtual reality content engages audiences in the stories of children their programs have helped. Inside the GeoDome, groups of people experience 360° video together, without the need for headsets. With WorldViewer, audiences use a gamepad to choose stories from a global context and explore the lives of children in places as diverse as Syria and Tennessee.
“At least one person from each group told me they had never had an experience with content like this before,” said Ian Carr, Save the Children’s Director of Technology Innovation. “The vast majority of people wanted to stay and watch all of our content. People in all age ranges were really invested in each story – even a group of teenage boys who were joking around when they came in came to me afterward to tell me how emotional and compelling our work was.”
Details are here. We can’t wait to see Save the Children’s GeoDome at future DreamHack conferences and beyond!