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Reservation Earth alpha release now available
July 6, 2020 – Reservation Earth, the first educational game title developed by Istet Games to teach coding skills, is now available for PC and Mac computer platforms. This release is intended for demonstrations and alpha testing. Key gaming elements in the v0.3 release include:
• open-world maps for three planets: Earth, Winterra and Ringa
• graphical, block-based programming language
• customizable characters
• quests to guide gameplay
• melee combat with enemy AI robots
• mining of minerals in exchange for advanced tools
July 14, 2020 – The Newchip Accelerator Online Demo Day brings together new and past graduate startups to present their companies to prospective investors and partners …
June 25, 2020 – Istet Games today announced that it has successfully completed the Newchip Pre-Seed Accelerator program, joining a network of 300+ startups and over 100,000 venture capital and angel investors …
March 4, 2020 – Newchip, one of the industry’s top investment platforms, has a track record of helping companies get funded with over $20M+ in investments into its companies in 2018. This week, they accepted Istet Games, a game-based learning company focused on teaching upper elementary through university students STEM topics via video games into their online accelerator program.
When I was in the 7th grade, I did a history fair project with some friends about the Bubonic Plague. We spent hours at the downtown library researching. Piles of books were on the table and I was totally fascinated. My dad even took us camping once the research was done so that we could make a film about it. (Hopefully I still have that somewhere. It would be a riot to go back and watch.)
This was my first real foray into learning through self-discovery while in school and it was so effective that this project and making my first school basketball team are really the only two significant things I can remember about that entire year of schooling.
Professionally, I haven’t used a single bit of knowledge I learned in college. But, I did build a highly successful career on one thing I realized on my own during those days …
My dream as a child was to be a radiologist. Practical person that I am, I rationalized it was the perfect marriage between technology and medicine, two things I was really interested in. I was above average smart and highly dedicated to working hard. I could easily become a doctor, right?
What’s in a name?
Is it meant to represent you? Is is support to provoke thought? Is it intended to get a laugh? Or, is it just an identifier so you’ll know when someone wants your attention? For me, it can and should be all of the above and therefore memorable.
Istet Games started with two dads wanting a solution to teach their children the art of computer programming. It’s tough subject to crack and can be quite dry if you’re just reading manuals or online tutorials. We needed a way that was engaging, encouraged retrying when you failed, and created the sense of self discovery …