Beta 1.1 Update: Usability Improvements with Mechanic Updates

Hello!  It’s been a while since we’ve gone live with an update, since we’ve been holding back for a more regular, larger update cycle to fit with school technology needs better. We’ve also been working on some work with grants that is not ready to go live yet, like a brand new MASSIVE Sandbox, so

Tyto Online named a 2018 Top Pick for Learning by Common Sense Education

We’re happy to announce that Tyto Online has been named a “Top Pick for Learning” for 2018 by Common Sense Education based on our 4-star product review.   Read the full review here! Common Sense Education’s team of experts and reviewers include leaders in edtech, scholars in child development and learning, instructional designers, K–12 subject-area

Our Largest Update Yet: School 1.0 Beta

We’ve been working on a huge number of changes over the last months, getting ready for the 2018-2019 School Year, with the launch we’ve dubbed “School 1.0. Beta”  We are excited today to announce this new launch, and it comes with a lot of new features. First, after many requests, we are now available on Chromebooks! We

Supporting your NGSS instruction with Tyto Online

We’re doing our first webinars, coming up in early August!  Attend one of three session options on Supporting your NGSS instruction with Tyto Online.   OBJECTIVE This session will provide a strong background for educators in how they can use the educational science game Tyto Online to support their instructional goals, especially within a Next Generation Science

Department of Education/IES Grant for Earth & Space Science

We’re realizing it’s about time we made this announcement official!  The Department of Education / Institute for Education Sciences (IES) has awarded us a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for expanding Tyto Online beyond life science — into Earth & Space Science!  See the official award here.

Alpha 42: Spring is now in Espeth!

Hello, everyone! Today, for Alpha 42’s update: We went back to our non-winter Student District as Spring is now here in Espeth! When you’re first introduced to the H.E.L.O., Dr. Sandrine now tells you about the Weekly Challenges available on the table next to her. In the H.E.L.O., you can now use your Research Points

Tyto Online Gameplay Progression

As more educators are getting set up with Tyto Online, we’re realizing we should take a moment to outline the gameplay progression of normal gameplay.  We’ve designed Tyto Online to be able to be completely self-driven by the students/players, which means that it has its own built-in progression and flow.  Or teachers can bypass that

Alpha 41: New Character Customization Options

Our Art Team has been working hard on getting some new character customization options going, especially more faces so more of our players can make their characters look a lot more like them! New Character Customization You can now have a customizable face option for your character!  There are 11 faces to choose from: 10

National Science Foundation Grant for a Group STEM Challenge

  We have some exciting news today! Immersed Games is being awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation for development of a new innovation to work with Tyto Online. The official title of the grant is, “A Group Video Game Challenge for Integrated Applied Science Learning.” This innovation

Alpha 40: Winter Wonderland + Drakon Pedigree

It’s that time of year again! Espeth is busting out holiday lights, holographic snowflakes, and bottom-heavy humanoids with twigs for arms! Enjoy the Student District’s annual Winter Wonderland update! “Hey, these are the same decorations as last year!” – a disgruntled Tytonian. Not so! Try sliding on the ice at the Academy and across from