So, What’s The Time Tribe?

Welcome to the Keep!

Glad you asked.



Created by an anthropologist, educator, and parent, The Time Tribe wraps fun facts of history, archaeology, and world cultures into popular play formats kids love.


Crafted as a choose-your-own adventure set in a painstakingly detailed virtual world, The Time Tribe is designed for anyone who loves history, mystery, and a great story!



Okay. But What Is It?


It’s different from most educational games out there.




It’s a crossover video game/real world play experience. So, basically, the fun never stops.


It blends the deep, sustained engagement of a point-and-click adventure quest with casual, virtual-world inspired mini-gaming and creative self-expression.


It brings the past and other cultures to life, without sacrificing the element of fun that makes a game – well – a game.


Tell Me More About…


The video game part.

It’s a point-and-click adventure challenge, set in a virtual world playground that encourages casual exploration, creative self-expression, and self-directed learning.


The action takes place in the Keep, a sprawling house museum packed with fascinating objects to examine and collect, quirky characters to meet, mini-games to play, and a fully COPPA-compliant player community to join.


Players advance the story by completing fifteen challenges as they explore the Keep. Together, these challenges comprise the Core Quest. The Core Quest is fully replayable, allowing players to experience alternate outcomes, earn different rewards, and unlock new story bits.


Completing the Core Quest unlocks a unique Daily Quest, which launches automatically each new day that players log into their game account.


The real world part.

Buy the Gold Edition, and we’ll dispatch a deluxe mailer package of Time Tribe Member materials, game collectibles, and beautifully crafted primary documents that add a whole new dimension to the online Quests.


The Time Tribe Member package extends the online story and invites players to think like historian-sleuths, piecing together clues gleaned from their online explorations and engagement with the various print sources.



Want to keep it simple?


No problem.


Just stick with the all-digital Silver Edition.



Anything Else I Need to Know?


In a sea of cheap, free-to-play games and apps that are slapped together with tinny music and poor graphics, and designed to cultivate addicted, zoned-out play, The Time Tribe  is something special.


It is a genuinely artisanal offering, crafted with attention to every last detail and designed to reward self-directed, thoughtful engagement.


Superior production values including atmospheric 3-D art, an original orchestral soundtrack and full live-acted voiceovers make playing The Time Tribe a delight, but the production quality is just the icing on the cake.


Reflecting our roots in academic anthropology and history, everything you encounter in playing The Time Tribe  reflects a genuine historical object, event, or cultural tradition, and serves a specific purpose in the game. For example, rather than generic vases or wall decorations, in the Keep you’ll find meticulous reproductions of a genuine First Empire China vase, and an actual panel of the 11th-century Bayeux tapestry. And the game includes resources to learn more about such artifacts, as well as the culture and historical context that produced them.


The only other thing we can suggest is to try The Time Tribe for yourself. We made it just for you, and for all the curious young gamers and young-at-heart dreamers in your life!






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