Alpha 7: New Ability and Content!

This week we have a new ability for you all: a camera ability! For now, it takes pictures in first person mode, but in the following weeks we’re intergrating it as a quest mechanic, so stay tuned! Also, we’re springing back to tropical snowless Espeth. This means we’ve changed the Student District level back to

Alpha 6: Content and Tweaks!

Hello, all! We’re a couple days late this week as we did an Unreal Engine update and were introduced to some new bugs we had to overcome or work around. One of these workarounds means that Temporal AA is temporarily removed, but should be back in next week. Otherwise, this week is mainly about some

Alpha 5: Alaskan Tundra Biodome Update

Today is a big one, and we had a few things to fix up, so it’s one day late. Oops! For Alpha 5, we’re launching the Alaskan tundra biodome! The Alaskan tundra is a harsh landscape with short summers and long, freezing winters. Most plants grow very low to the ground to withstand high winds,

Alpha 4: Winter Update!

The Winter Update is here! Enjoy a limited-time-only winter wonderland in the Student District. Don’t worry, one of the quests has you figure out how in the world there’s a winter wonderland in the middle of the Espethian rainforest. Winter Updates for a Limited Time Only! Only available until January 10th (removed in Jan. 11th

Alpha 3: Pets

Today’s Alpha 3 patch is out! The main feature added today is PETS! It’s a simple system for now, but you can gain pets that are placed onto their own tab on your Character screen where you can summon and dismiss them. They’ll follow you around in the game. We’ve started a discussion post on

Alpha 2: First Patch!

Last week, we accomplished our first milestone: release Tyto Online! And now, we’re hitting our second milestone: first Patch Day! Below are the patch notes. In general, we’re going to try to reserve Wednesday mornings for most patches. There may still be some minor fixes between Wednesdays for any emergency issues, but otherwise you should

Tyto Online is LIVE!!

Hello, everyone! We just hit the button and Tyto Online early access is now LIVE! [FIXED/UPDATED] We do have a few things we’re working on improving and will have a new build up in a couple hours, but couldn’t quite make it in before the available launch window. 🙂 Known Issues that Should be Fixed

Gamification vs. Game-Based Learning

With the growth in popularity of video games among K-12 students over the last few years, many teachers have worked to incorporate gaming into their classroom. By adding something fun and relatable to the learning process, students can become more engaged and retain more knowledge. However, there has been some confusion, with people often mixing

Tyto Ecology: 1 Week Stats Update!

It’s been one week since we launched Tyto Ecology, and we’ve been excitedly watching our analytics and asking questions of users whenever we get a chance.  Today we wanted to share an infographic on our ecosystem’s 1 week stats! We were happy to see our players put down a lot of decomposers, and 7.5x as

Why Games Matter

One Saturday, a couple months ago, some team members at our game studio began chatting and sharing childhood stories about how much video games have impacted our lives. One employee shared how he bonded with his mother over playing World of Warcraft. Another learned confidence and persistence after realizing, through games, that anything can be accomplished