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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Nov 25, 2016

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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?


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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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.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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