Skillpixels, a Finnish company that produces educational games, has received EUR 1.65 million funding for developing the world’s biggest virtual school. The funders are Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation and private investors. Skillpixels’ founder and lead researcher Harri Ketamo says that thanks to the funding the company can build a better product entity and export the virtual school to the world. The money will be used especially for international marketing.
The idea of the virtual school is that children teach the game’s characters mathematics, biology and geography. Ketamo says that the children have to find out about things by themselves in order to teach the character. This motivates the children. The mathematics segment of the virtual world is currently being used in 120 countries.