About us.

Immersed Games is an early stage ed tech startup with an audacious vision
of how games can be used to empower student learning.

Founding


While Lindsey Tropf was first inspired when she was playing World of Warcraft years ago, we began building our first prototype January of 2014.

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Mission


We want to build an inspiration platform where students can spark their love of learning and be empowered to reach their full potential.

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Phase


We released a smaller game to test core gameplay April 2016, and are now working towards early access for our online game.

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The Founding Story

I realized how much we had learned, simply through the act of play.

– Lindsey Tropf, Founder & CEO


One day, while playing World of Warcraft, I turned to my husband Ryan and asked where to find something. When he rattled off the right character, in the right city, on the right continent of the game, it was then that I realized how much we had learned, simply through the act of play. While I knew so much, not much of it really mattered outside of the game world.

I became enamored with the idea, and then as I went through my doctoral program and studied learning theory, I increasingly realized what a perfect model an online game could provide for a learning platform.

After not seeing anything out there taking advantage of the full power of the medium, I was driven to create myself — and so, Immersed Games was born.

Our team.

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Lindsey Tropf

Founder
CEO

Doctoral candidate in School Psychology at UF with expertise in program evaluation and statistics.


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Samuel Sewall

Co-Founder
Lead Programmer

BS in Digital Arts and Sciences in Computer Science at UF, obsessed with games.

Caroline Lamarque

Co-founder
Creative Director

Has a Masters in English (Creative Writing) from Brockport; previously a freelance artist.


 

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Ryan Tropf

Co-founder
Operations & HR

BA in Management with 10 years of sales management experience at Best Buy & Apple.

 

Florencia Bonarto

3D Modeler

Marcus Ball

Software Engineer

Kelly Yeo

Concept + Texture Artist

Jeremy Baker

Web Developer

Nick Galjanić

Technical Designer

Kassandra Arevalo

Animator

Christopher McCants

3D Modeler

Kevin Wise

Video Content Creator

Scott Jeffas

Animator

Helo

Office Dog

Mini Tipps

Ovonian Ambassador

Thank you to so many people

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We have been with Starter Space since the week before our Kickstarter launched. They provided us subsidized office before we could afford it, let us host our Kickstarter launch party and over events, and Quang Tran and Payal Khurana have been great supporters as we developed.

CEI


The CEI has provided learning (especially through the UF Big Idea Competition), accelerated financial learning, improved our pitch, and provided opportunities to connect with investors. Michael Morris, Nola Miyasaki, Jamie Kraft, and Ted Astleford are incredible professors.

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Santa Fe’s CIED is the first group in town we made connections with, having access to their shared spaces for our weekly meetings and growing our internship team.  Dug Jones, Bill Dorman, and the team have been an incredible support as we grow.


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