Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ayogo Games Acquires Tandem Learning

October 27, 2011 – Vancouver, BC and West Chester, PA - Ayogo, an award-winning creator of serious games that uses game design to educate and motivate healthy behaviour has announced today its agreement to acquire Tandem Learning, a 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.”

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tandem Learning and Resilience Alliance Launch The Change Game

March 16. 2011 - West Chester, PA, - Tandem Learning, Inc. and Resilience Alliance have announced the official launch of The Change Game, an avatar based serious game that will help increase a player’s agility in a changing environment by strengthening their personal resilience. According to Dr. Linda Hoopes, CEO of Resilience Alliance and author of Managing Change with Personal Resilience, there are seven characteristics of personal resilience that help people use their energy more effectively to get through times of change. Most people have strengths in a couple of those resilience characteristics but find others more difficult to apply. By strengthening the full set of “change muscles”, we become more agile and adaptable when change hits. The Change Game offers a fun and engaging way of helping individuals assess their own abilities to adapt to change and identify ways to strengthen their resilience across the seven facets of resilience.

The game includes a self assessment, a personal development journal, two rounds of game play to teach and then assess the subject matter, and a printable job aid as a take away. It was developed to be SCORM compliant. Companies in the pharmaceutical and automotive industries have already invested in the game with additional discussion taking place with a wide variety of other organizations.

“There are few, if any, organizations today that aren’t experiencing some sort of change. We recognized a real need for an effective training tool to help companies successfully get through these times,” said Jedd Gold, President of Tandem Learning.

“Tandem Learning has done a great job of taking the principles in my book and integrating them into an effective and compelling training game,” said Dr. Linda Hoopes.

Tandem Learning brings expertise in experiential learning design, game design, and technology to organizations looking to improve employee performance. Our solutions provide learners authentic practice, engaging storylines, and competitive and collaborative opportunities to create compelling experiences that have a direct impact on performance improvement. To learn more about Tandem Learning, visit

Resilience Alliance helps organizations, teams, and individuals thrive in turbulence. We offer engaging, research-based tools and training materials. Our delivery model is flexible—we train and license internal and external practitioners, and we also deliver assessment, training, and consulting services directly to clients. Our materials are easy to use and are designed to integrate with a broad range of frameworks and methodologies. Come visit us at


Jedd Gold

(818) 850-2465

President, Tandem Learning