State of Syn

State of Syn is a motion comic webseries created by Smokebomb Entertainment , starring Jewel Staite and David Hewlett . The series aired on Hulu in 2013, with multiple episodes previewed on YouTube .

The series is supported by two mobile apps : State of Syn: The Outside World , a puzzle game with a story threaded through it, and State of Syn: Singularity , an app for Google Glass . [1]

State of Syn won year IAWTV award in January 2014 for Best Interactive Experience. [2] It was also nominated for a 2014 Rocky Award for Best Cross-Platform, Fiction. [3]


The show follows Annika Drake (Staite) and her friends who, following the unexplained death of her father, are pulled into a twisted mystery surrounding his form company, emerging tech giant Psylo5ense. Aslin Kane (Hewlett), Psylo5ense is a highly addictive new sensory experience called Vibe-a digital technology, which simulates a neurological condition called synesthesia-which is poised to become the new opiate of the masses. Annika digs deeper to uncover the truth but finds herself learning some very disturbing secrets.


  1. Jump up^ Longwell, Todd. “New State of Syn app comes to Google Glass” . Playback Online . Retrieved 20 June 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ Kuburas, Melita. “Canadians take home two IAWTV awards” . Playback Online . Retrieved 20 June 2014 .
  3. Jump up^ “2014 Rocky Awards Nominees” . Banff Media Festival . Retrieved 20 June 2014 .

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