About the Creators

The Time Tribe, LLC, was founded to produce cross-platform, story-driven entertainment that is immersive, enlightening, and above all FUN, without ever losing sight of our mission to inspire and to educate.  


We take gaming beyond the screen, and stories beyond the basics!



The Time Tribe  is the brainchild of DR KAREN BELLINGER, Ph.D., parent of three and an anthropologist and historian trained at Yale and New York University. Karen spent 15 years in academic research and education, and is a regular contributor to the Science Channel’s T.V. series, What On Earth? 


Eight years in the making, The Time Tribe grew out of Karen’s desire to channel her passion for the past to a popular audience, in a format that would capture the imagination of young people and their families:


“As an anthropologist and a parent, I’m frustrated by humanity’s failure to bridge our differences, across time and space, even as new technologies open previously unimaginable channels of direct and immediate communication between us.


For the first time in human history, the notion of a truly global society is more than just a pipedream. Technology has seen to that already.  What remains to be seen is whether the global society we are hurtling towards will be grounded in harmony and respect, or riven with the same historical biases, cultural stereotypes, mutual suspicions, and simple misunderstandings that define so many of our international relations today.


Under pressure to perform to newly-mandated, measurable standards, few schools are equipped to prepare today’s kids for the global society they will inherit.  And so I see The Time Tribe as one small salvo in the name of fostering engaged and compassionate global citizens, without sacrificing fun in the process.’’


Hear more about Karen’s vision for The Time Tribe, in an interview recorded at Boston Festival of Indie Games (BFIG), on September 14, 2013.




Co-Creator LUCAS J.W. JOHNSON is a writer and cross-platform experience designer by training, and a storyteller, gamer, and history geek by passion. Lucas holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.


“Helping Karen bring her vision to life in creating this project is a great joy for me. It represents a collision of everything I love — in gaming, storytelling, and education. I think The Time Tribe can do a lot of good and is a lot of fun. It’s the game I wanted as a kid.”



Creative Director, Experience Designer, Writer

Karen Bellinger, Ph.D.


Lead Game Designer, Experience Designer, Writer

Lucas J.W. Johnson


In Collaboration With

Dubit, Ltd.


Additional Game Design

David Langendoen, Electric Funstuff

Tyler Caraway


Concept Artist and Illustrator

Chris Beatrice


Comic Artist

Storn Cook


Additional 3D Artwork

Richard ”Pipes” Piper


Additional Illustration

Araxie Yeretsian


Music Composition

Francesco d’Andrea


Additional Composition, Arrangement, and Sound Design

Devin Vibert


Voice Acting

Lani Minella

Marc Biagi


Additional Writing

Chelsie Olney

Shauna Wootton

Allison Mills


Advisory Guild

Brian Clark, Founder/CEO – GMD Studios

Sonya Conway, Middle School Educator, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

Laura Fleming, K-8 Educator and Library Media Specialist, New Milford Public Schools, NJ

David Langendoen, Partner – Electric Funstuff

Chelsie Olney, K-8 Educator and Curriculum Developer

Andrew Slack, Executive Director – Harry Potter Alliance and Imagine Better

Scott Walker, President – Brain Candy


Special Thanks to our Kickstarter Backers:

Time Tribe Angels

Jennifer Okin Santemma

The Choi Family

Rich and Sandra Trobman

The Herrmann Family

Freda Johnson

Shelagh van Kempen

Paul Zurlo

Jeff Lick

Erik Frick

Dr Jadis Blurton

Steven Choi

Robert Ainscow

Robert Laier

Reid Marsh

Walter Stanwood

Richard Flinn

Joan and Harrison Wehner

Angela Stefanyshyn

David Roth

Randy Webb

Mary Bellinger

The Tandy Family

James Boyle

Vikram Bhardwaj

Andrew Webster

Ross Wehner

Kate Johnston – Westmount Charter School

Karen Hume

James, Connie, Katherine and Angelica Hall

David and Jenni Monath

Mohammed Muazzam B. Sham Khiruddin



Time Tribe Leaders

Barbara Clifford

Marianne Zurn

Jeff Gomez

J.C. Hutchins

Daniel Donahoo

Nick Braccia

David Langendoen

Brian Clark

Chelsie Olney

Josh Shabtai

Linda Gregory

Marcy Bravo

DD Allen

Jackie Atkinson

Cliff Bockard

Vicki Hsu

Jaime del Valle

Michelle Rojas

Rigg Mohler

Alexander Motola

Juliet Reilly

Alice Chang

Richard Jones

Robert Ferguson

GMD Studios

Lukas Henley

Caitlin Fisher

Lani Minella

Matthew Cisneros

Gregg Hale

Kazia Jankowski

Shari Vogt

Tom Christmann

Jan Bell

Bob and Lori Johnson

Mills Wehner

Eric Johnson

John Zurn

Mark Warms

Sharon Croxon

Foosball Freddy

Bill Albritton

Dean Anderson

Rob Fawcett

Jonathan Bellinger

Kathleen Clogston

Steph Turner

Rob Jagnow

Ralph Trickey

Helen Hetherington

Nicola Moore

Barbara White



Time Tribe Patrons

Ken Glass

Miles Matton

Andrea Phillips

The Honourable Sir Dr. Martin “D” Kess, Esquire, Etc.

Cricket Braun

Julia Matthews

Peter Frame

Keith and Megan Anderson

Jack Foreman

Megan Gaiser

Gary Hayes

Steve Douglas

Alan Reed

Paul Burke

Barb Vibert

Alexander Broers

Phoebe Seiders


Elana and Carl Dietz

Troy Tanzer

Jason Bellinger

Cynthia Bishop

Lorie and Dan O’Neill

David Wilkinson

Rich Zahradnik

Sandra Hutchinson

Jenn Mann

Caroline Marquez

Amy Annis

Nancy A. Martira

Cathy Leogrande

Annelise Larson

Dan Campbell

Kiran Patel

Usagi Sa-janto

Olimpia Bielecka



Time Tribe Members

Kelly Eldridge

Dawn McLaughlin

Karapet Karapetyan

Rebekah Konet

Marcus Leitzen

Frank LoFrisco

Ralph and Hilary Iden

Katherine Rector

Ken Eklund

Kathy McLaughlin

Daniel Peres

The Waxman Family

Aoife and Ryan

Jeffrey Ricker

Wright S. Johnson

Jan Libby

Jane Luceno

Linda Svendsen

Anne Gibbons

Pauline Reid

Peter Braverman

Julius O. Einarsson

Patti Hall

Wendy Bancroft

Juliana Loh

Rhys Miles Thomas

Simon Staffans

Robert Klingler

Anne Taylor

Derek Bruneau

Mark Saunders

James Sutherland

Angela Rodney


Cass Daubenspeck

Daisy Pilbrow

Tamera Jackson

The Koss Family


Olivia Fermi

Kelly Costello

Eli Mishkin

Brian J. Dell

Michael Lewis

John Ramser

David Hunter

Jeffrey Herron

Nana Louise Nielsen

Cougar Young

Rick VanderLeest

Andrew Nyberg


Jen Begeal

Barry D. Guertin

T.J. Fuller, Jr.

Laird Popkin

Kitty Moran

Gerolf Nikolay

Mike Goubeaux

Suzanne and Tim Cummings

Chad Upton

Greta and Gavin Zimmerman

Matt Bolish

Delana Gray

Rob Loxterkamp

Elaine Murray

Mats Andren

Rick Mohrien

Hopping Fun Creations


Peter Miller

Alec Douglas

Nelson Carter

Dave Walker



Other Backers

Yolandie Burger

Michael Anderson

Oded Sharon, Adventure Mob, Corbomite Games

Awkward Hug

Renat Shagaliev

Ditzy Horse

Max Juchheim

Ricklongley Techbreeder


Ren Tomovcik

Andrew Slack

Rangel Twins

Marc “ThE_MarD” Bourgoin

Ricardo Neftali Arroyo

Hugh J. O’Donnell

Brook Warner

Gail Carmichael

Jessica Hoogendyk

Robert W. DellaFave

Michael Hoffman

Amber Hitchman


Nicholas Worobess

Catalin Marcu – 5minutesreviews.com

Adam Nash

Robert Pratten

Gregory Rowbotham

Jeremiah Lee, @Trifecta_Games

Scott Gamble

Stephen Cluff


Michael Hill

April Gustafson

Michael Hill


Anne-Marie Scullion


Keith Gordon


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