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Tyto is a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) based around the scenario of a team of students and scientists trying to save humanity by setting up life on a new planet.

The game is still in the early beta stages at the moment, but it is free to download and play.

It’s designed around developing critical thinking and science skills but there is a lot of language use in the game, especially in the early stages. There’s also quite a lot of background information on the site which would make for useful and motivating reading before the students play.

The game itself is really nicely designed. Students enter a basic training simulator where two game characters take them through the basics of creating their avatar and learning how to move around.

They are then launched into the alien world which they can explore using a map to guide them. They have a number of tasks to complete as they explore the world and meet other students.

The interface is nicely designed and easy to use and students start to collect a number of …read more

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