Tyto Online

Immersed Games is harnessing the engaging power of video games to create a hands-on experiential learning platform. Their flagship product, Tyto Online (www.tytoonline.com), is a video game for middle school students to learn science content and skills — designed for the new science standards that are being implemented across the country. The student experience includes activities like building complex ecosystems from scratch to learn ecology or working with a botanist to solve a food shortage as they learn genetics. They have received grants from the Dept. of Education and NSF (actively on a Phase II), and were purchased by educational agencies for over 4,000 students this school year. Their long-term goal is to take the platform they’re building and open it up for partners to build content in top of it, becoming a video game experience with nearly unlimited content.