Award-winning Vancouver studio Ayogo Games, a creator of serious games that uses game design to educate and motivate healthy behaviour has announced an agreement to acquire Tandem Learning, a Pennsylvania-based learning company that develops serious games and immersive learning solutions. Ayogo was named by NextMedia as “hottest digital media company in Canada” for their work creating mobile and social games that improve people’s lives in meaningful, measurable ways while Tandem, which has been in business for nearly 4 years, has established itself as a leader in using new technologies and developing new methodologies for organizational training.
Education is an integral component of Ayogo’s commitment to improving lives through games. The acquisition of Tandem Learning further expands Ayogo’s repertoire of learning and training tools and expertise. Koreen Olbrish, Co-Founder and CEO of Tandem Learning will join Ayogo’s executive team.
“From the beginning our mission has been to grow Ayogo into a leading provider of serious games that motivate and educate, and today we took another big step forward. With Tandem, we get new expertise and relationships. We’re excited for our current and future customers who will now get a more robust offering from our combined companies,” said Michael Fergusson, Founder & CEO of Ayogo.
“We’ve worked hard to establish a track record of finding new ways to create engaging learning experiences which deliver measurable results for our clients. We’re thrilled that Ayogo recognizes what we’ve built and has decided to make Tandem a part of their organization,” said Jedd Gold, Co-Founder and President of Tandem Learning.
Olbrish added “This acquisition is a win for us, for Ayogo, and for our clients. Together, I believe we have a unique and compelling offering for organizations looking to incorporate game-based learning into their initiatives. We will continue to find ways to innovate to the benefit of everyone we work with.”