EARLY ACCESS // Tyto Online is a MMORPG where you play as an evacuee from the now uninhabitable Earth. You’re settling on the planet Ovo to study at Tyto Academy as you establish your new life. Explore and complete quests while learning real science concepts.
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“If you are not interested in engaging in the development process, we encourage you to wait for the full release summer of 2017. The game is limited in content and polish and will have bugs and crashes right now.

We have a massive vision for what we are building: a MMORPG that you can play for years, as you explore a beautiful world aligned around learning many subject areas in a positive environment. A successful educational MMORPG on this scale hasn't been done yet, and we didn't want to hide in a closet and build without getting active feedback from an early community that can make sure we're creating an amazing game... and we don't have the millions we'd need to do that, anyway! Getting early supporters this way helps us build the game in the right direction, and also shows investors that we are on the right track to help raise more funds to help with development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan on leaving early access in summer or fall of 2017, with three completed modules of content, emergent and sandbox features, and a much more polished user experience. This may be extended if gameplay feedback shows there is more needed before leaving early access.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We have much, much more content we plan on adding! In the Game Description below, we added a list of planned future features that you can refer to. These include more modules of content (heredity currently planned as next-up), abilities to paint your own clothing and furniture, selling among other players and learning about entrepreneurship, and much more. Our early access users will be voting and giving their input on what we should build next, so we make sure to make what you want the most.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We currently have 3+ hours of gameplay with over 30 quests, largely around Ecology content right now. You can make a customizable character and we have a customizable apartment with 4 sets of furniture to choose from and other accessories and decor. There's certainly a lot of usability that we can improve with the quests, map, and other interface, and much of the user interface is not very polished yet. There will be bugs and other issues, and progress may be lost occasionally, although we will try to avoid this.

If you’re not interested in an unfinished game, we understand and encourage you to check back when we launch Tyto Online in fall of 2017.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, after early access we plan on going to a subscription model. The current early access purchase is pre-purchasing the first three months of game time after the full launch, and then all the early access time from now until then will be covered for free under this purchase.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

Forums

Discuss new updates, what’s coming next, have a direct dialogue with the developers 24 hours a day with the forums!

Feature Voting

You’ll also be able to help us vote on what we should build next! Sometimes this will be the features we should start working on, or the next hairstyles we should develop, and much more. We’re creating a board where you’ll be able to see the features in our queue and give your input so we know what to prioritize and what’s important about it before we even start building it.

Developer Log / Behind the Scenes Videos

We’re excited to be able to share exclusive content about what we’re working on, and what it’s like to work in our game studio. Expect weekly video updates from the team.

Feedback Forms

Report bugs to us, give feedback on specific quests, etc. We’ll have forms up where you can pop over during gameplay to help us improve the game!

Live Streams

Private Live Streams just for our Early Access users, where we’ll do playtests with the features we’re building, and talk live with you about the direction and answer any questions you have.”
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July 24

Alpha 30: New Launcher and More Heredity Quests

This week’s update brings you even more Heredity module quests to dive into! We also updated the launcher, so it'll look a bit different, but since Steam handles patching for Steam users, it's not a major change for our Steam community (mainly for people outside of Steam).



So, on to the Heredity quest and bug fix updates!


AMARANTHA AND THE SEEDLINGS



Rowan, the Pygia tree-whispering Espethian in the Student District, has some big news: Amarantha has just had her newest seedlings start sprouting! Rowan’s thinking about making a Punnett square to see what the seedlings’ leaves will look like when they’re grown, and wants your help. Fire up your trusty DNA extractor and help her unlock the mystery!

Note: In order to accept this quest, you’ll have to have completed “DNA or Nay?” from Supervisor Cherie in the Amazon Biodome.



SEEDLING SWAP



Clovis, the Pygia tree, is the parent of twelve seedlings. Today is their birthday! Espethian Rowan wants to make sure the seedlings can visit the other parent, but she can’t remember who they were. Was it Hyppolite or Leonardo? Use the genetic information of the three Pygia trees and make a Punnett square to figure out who’s the other parent!



PINK ON YELLOW CAN VEX A FELLOW



Tyto Student Yosef is not happy. At all. It seems that some of his newest timpitas are yellow! He knew that cross-pollinating pink timpitas with his yellow one wouldn’t create pink, thanks to your help, but is still left staring at his flowerbed in disbelief. What could have possibly happened? There must be an answer. With your DNA extractor in hand and heredity knowledge in mind once again, check out Yosef’s flowerbed and ease his stress.


Note: This quest will be available as soon as you have finished “Pink on Yellow” from Yosef and “Amarantha and the Seedlings” from Rowan.


CREATE YOUR OWN PUNNETT SQUARES!



The quests mentioned above utilize a new quest mechanic currently exclusive to our heredity module: Punnett squares! Named after Geneticist Reginald C. Punnett, who invented the diagram, Punnett Squares are used by biologists every day to determine the probability of an organism’s offspring exhibiting a certain trait or genotype. In these quests, you’ll be learning how to fill out these squares and creating your own to help the citizens of Espeth!



BUG FIXES + TWEAKS
  • Tutorials should now only appear in the appropriate level during the appropriate quest stage, and won’t restart if changing levels.
  • Observation tutorial will no longer ask you to observe objects in a quest if you have already observed all of the objects in that quest.
  • Double clicking the observation button in the hotbar shouldn’t cause buggy behavior where the bubble still shows up even though the bar is gone.
  • Whipper Snippers body styles are now in the same order as the list from the onboarding customization.
  • Vendor interface help text updated to reflect how you actually go about selling items for now.
  • Insect species will now display their latin name and Temporal Range fields in the Biodex when fully researched.
  • Tutorial bubbles with continue buttons now stop bobbing so the button can be clicked easier.
  • The widget for completing quests should scale appropriately if the completed quest has no item rewards.
  • The Image Analysis window involved in detective quests is better structured so scrolling isn’t required to see feedback.
  • Categorization widgets can now expand to fit more than three options.



What happened to Alpha 29? Looks like we forgot to post it to Steam, just out blog. Head over to catch up if you'd like: https://www.tytoonline.com/alpha-29-more-quests-punnett-squares-and-dr-hiroshi-tetsu/
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June 26

Alpha 28: Gameplay Tutorials and Student District Improvements!



This week’s update brings even more additions and tweaks to make playing Tyto Online a better experience for everybody. Check out all the details below:




GAMEPLAY TUTORIALS

This week, we’ve added tutorials that appear during the first quests you’ll encounter as a player. The first time you’re asked to use your tools like your map, Observe, or argue evidence, you’ll have on-screen popups that help you out through it all!




STUDENT DISTRICT SIGNS

Next time you’re roaming the student district, you might find some new, shiny signs to Tyto Academy, Tyto Apartments, and Tyto Commons. These signs should help with familiarizing yourself with the area, and give you a better sense of the major landmarks.




YOSEF HAS MOVED!

It would seem that Stylist Vanya has had enough of Tyto Student Yosef loitering outside of Whipper Snippers, and has politely (yet firmly) asked him to relocate. You’ll now find him in Tyto Commons in front of the house located next to Furniture Vendor Valeria’s stall.




From now on, you’ll need to go here to access quests from him like “The Gutted Garden.”




THE BELL JAR CAFE’S ELEVATOR IS NOW WORKING!

The Bell Jar Cafe’s elevator is up and running. Ride it up to the top of the cafe and gaze into the starry, Espethian night sky.



BUG FIXES + TWEAKS
  • The Onboarding Tutorial now has a map. Previously, opening the map during that sequence of the game would display an error.
  • Fixed crash that occurred when speaking to NPCs in Espeth Park.
    [*A] blank “social” biodex tab will no longer appear when selecting an animal’s social tab, and then clicking on mushrooms.
  • The text that prompts the player to reach level 3 before talking to Dr. Reneau about the HELO has been rewritten to be a little more specific.
  • Players will now be notified if they do not have permissions to chat.


Also, if you want to see what is planned for upcoming patches, check out our timeline here: https://www.sutori.com/story/behind-the-scenes-devlog
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EARLY ACCESS PRICING

We're setting up a subscription model for Tyto Online. Your early access purchase now is covering the next 5 months of gameplay until we expect to leave early access.

LEARNING CONTENT

Our educational content was designed around all middle school and some high school Next Generation Science Standards for ecology. We will keep growing the content and have more advanced science and other content as we build, but want to be clear that if you are an adult that remembers all your science from school, you may not learn much new in the current game. If this is something you want to make sure is supported and built out to reach its potential anyway, we’d appreciate your support and feedback as we develop!

About This Game

We are still in development. Please read the Early Access description above before purchasing. Thank you!

Tyto Online is a MMORPG where you play as an evacuee from the now uninhabitable Earth. You’re settling on the planet Ovo to study at Tyto Academy as you establish your new life. Explore and complete quests while learning real science concepts. These are designed to be appropriate for 9 years old and up.

Right now, we have mainly content around Ecology (aligned with middle and high school science standards), including a create-your-own ecosystem Sandbox. We are beginning to add Heredity content beginning on June 5th. For information about this module, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFloeip3Y50

We'll continue to add features and content along with our early access users in a true co-development fashion, based on your close input and conversations. Our target is to have 3 complete modules with sandbox and emergent gameplay features, and a very smooth experience overall, before we leave early access. As we continue, our long-term goal is to have a massive MMORPG where you can learn across many subject areas as you play for years.




CURRENT GAME FEATURES

  • Customizable Character
  • Customizable Apartment with furniture and decor kits
  • Over 50 Quests, with more being added
  • 3 Espeth City Zones: Espeth Park, Student District, Civics District
  • 5 Biodomes from Earth: Mojave Desert, Great Plains Grassland, Amazon Rainforest, Himalayan Forest, Alaskan Tundra
  • Create-your-own ecosystem biodome simulation
  • Full branching dialogue with quests (voice acting in progress, some implemented)
  • Pets that follow you around
  • Leveling system
  • Custom composed music


Please note that we are active in development and have many ways to co-develop with our Early Access users (see the descriptions above). We release updates (nearly) every week that include additional features and/or content.


FUTURE PLANNED GAME FEATURES*

  • Many more quests, customization options, furniture, decor, etc.
  • Clubs (a more open version of guilds)
  • Paint your own clothing and furniture
  • Player economy -- ability to sell your creations, start learning about entrepreneurship as you rent carts/shops
  • Additional modules of content -- after Ecology and Heredity, we're looking at more Life Science and/or Entrepreneurship
  • Achievements and Titles
  • Water Balloon Roller Derby Capture-the-Flag PvP Arena
  • Additional crafting and sustainable resource gathering
  • Upgrade your apartment, move around to new areas!
* Please note this is not a commitment that these will happen, pending on resources, gameplay feedback, or other factors.

THE LORE

It is 2142, and Earth is no longer home to humans. You’ve been evacuated alongside countless others, and have spent the past four years traveling through space. Your destination: the planet Ovo, where you’ll begin a new life. Ovo is home to many strange and wonderful plants and animals, as well as hundreds of humans who made the journey before you. Tyto Academy, the most prestigious school in the galaxy, has accepted you as a student. Spend your days exploring and performing experiments in the Ovonian jungle, and decorating your very own, private apartment. Care for the last of Earth’s native plants and animals in the biodome facility. Quest by yourself or with friends online, and learn real scientific concepts as you play. Who knows? Perhaps your collective efforts may one day restore the Earth!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Third Generation i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000 Series
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: These specs result in about 10 FPS, but is very playable for our style of game. We are in the process of optimizing and will be improving on the minimum specifications.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.11.2+
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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