Updated Patterns Across Ecosystems Storyline: The Desert Menu

This new content will be available by Monday, October 17th. We wanted to let you know now so you can begin planning!   Cougartown It’s time to shake things up…with a brand-new biodome! (Or one that’s retconned to be brand-new, anyway…!) Councilwoman Nasim wants you and Supervisor Cherie to put your heads together and come

Updated Body Systems Storyline: Lending a Hand

The Hand with the Plan Elektra accidentally toasted her prosthetic hand on a Bunsen burner while working in the laboratory. Instead of replacing her prosthetic with the same model, she wants to build a new one from scratch! This new hand will be able to tell if it’s getting too hot, and will pull away

Improved Performance & Spanish Glossary

Faster Downloading and Loading on Wonder Platform We have been working for almost a year with our partners at Wonder Interactive to streamline our asset downloading and loading process, and finally we are ready to release! Loading is much faster, an average of 45% faster when loading from cache (i.e. on subsequent visits, not the

Scalability + Performance Updates

Automatic Scaling With our increasing number of users, we have decided to utilize GameLift (a service provided by Amazon Web Services) to easily launch, update, and scale game servers so that we can scale to massive numbers of user supports. Improved Frame Rate with Occlusion We are trying a lot of things to improve frame

Winter 2021 Update

Updated Cells Introduction Storyline We have updated our old ‘Outbreak’ storyline (now called ‘The Outbreak’) to be more interactive and to provide more in-depth learning. The old storyline will be left up for another week in case you have already started it but haven’t finished. Celebrating Diversity We have added hijabs to the game as

Fall 2021 Update: Faster Load Speeds + Many Interface Improvements!

Much faster Browser Load Speeds! We have worked hard on optimizing the loading speed, and we’re now seeing around 50% faster initial load speeds. So for example, on a Chromebook (Lenovo N23) that is four years old, we went from a 5-5.5 minute loading time to 2.5-3 minutes! We’ve also improved how Tyto Online handles

Emotes, Content Updates, & Bug Fixes

Added: Emote Buttons! 🙌 We haven’t been able to add chat back since the HTML5 release, BUT we decided to go ahead and release the large library and emotes our art team has been building up! So starting now, click the “emote” button on the bottom left and you can type to search or skim

Our First Anti-Racist Storyline.

Research shows that when students learn from a standard biology curriculum about racial differences in genetic disease prevalence it can unintentionally increase genetic biases that are related to racist misconceptions. If biology education is a context where these biases develop unintentionally, then it should also be a place where they are challenged intentionally.  Donovan, Et

New Browser Version 🔥💯🙌 + Even More Updates!

This new update is going live Friday (January 22, 2021) in the evening (after West Coast schools are out to not disrupt teachers). Remember, a new update means that if your students play on an installed version (Windows/Google Play on Chromebooks), they will have to download the update before they can play next. If you

New Pandemic Storyline, Improved Character Customization, and more!

We’re going to go live with a new update Friday, October 16th. We will update this post + email + post to social media when it goes live. If you play on the web browser, it will automatically take place. If you use one of our installed applications, please note you will need get updates