Immersed Games

Class of 2018


Immersed Games helps teachers deliver hands-on, next generation science learning – with a video game! The game, Tyto Online, builds science and engineering skills with student experiences like solving an invasive species problem, building ecosystems, and breeding dragons. Teachers assign standards-aligned content and receive student assessments based on gameplay.


Lindsey Tropf
Founder & CEO
Samuel Sewall
Co-Founder & Lead Programmer
Caroline Lamarque
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Ryan Tropf
Co-Founder & Operations/HR


The startup life can be a real grind. What do you and your team members do to blow off some steam or during downtime?

LT We like to take a break from making video games by playing video games (and board and card games).

What's the biggest reward from running your startup?

LT Hearing stories from the people who play our games - like the parent who emailed to let us know her 9-year olds were making Punnett Squares of their stuffed animals, or the YouTuber who shared about conservation efforts for the animals in our game.

How can working in the Buffalo startup ecosystem help your startup thrive?

LT We’re looking forward to relocating to a state that uses the Next Generation Science Standards, and working with progressive Buffalo schools with a diverse population of students to help us shape a product that works well for students with a broad spectrum of backgrounds and strengths.