Skyless Game Studios, LLC
Video Games for a Better Tomorrow
Skyless Game Studios uses serious video games to empower social, philanthropic, and educational causes. Unlike many gamification services, we go beyond simply adding a score to everyday tasks. Instead we use real video games as a way to immerse players in learning. To do this we partner with philanthropists, educators, and other experts and combine their subject-matter knowledge with our game design knowledge to create games that are both engaging and meaningful.
- Skyless Game Studios is currently seeking $250k in funding
We offer two core serious game development services: training games and awareness games. Our training video games offer organizations a more engaging and effective way to train their teams. We can deliver dense, in-depth practical knowledge in a way that ensures greater comprehension and increased retention of learning materials. For example, Follow the Money is training game for law enforcement that focuses on problem-solving, critical thinking, and application of investigative theory. Our awareness games are focused raising awareness and understanding of an issue among the general public. Using the video game medium, we can help social impact organizations to engage a broad audience and inspire players to act.
At Skyless Games our mission is to use video games to empower social causes to create positive change. A simple statement that we take very seriously. Everything we do at Skyless, every project we work on, is focused on making tomorrow’s world a better place.
Follow the Money is a training game for law enforcement that teaches skills and techniques for investigating financial crimes and recovering assets. It is intended for government agents around the world who deal with crimes like corruption, fraud, and money laundering. Players investigate a virtual case, learning skills such as evidence gathering, transaction tracing, mutual legal assistance requests, and asset forfeiture. Users have access to a wide variety of investigative tools and techniques that they must apply correctly to advance through the case. Giving participants this broad range of tools emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving over “guess and check.” At the end of the case, participants are scored on metrics such as the quality of charges leveled and value of assets recovered, creating an exciting training culture, and allowing competition and verification.
AssembleIt is a turn-based, two-player, puzzle game for families with one or more children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The aim of AssembleIt is to use play, teamwork, and cooperative problem solving to build strong, cohesive connections between the players – something children with ASD typically find difficult during everyday interactions. The two players will be challenged to work together to complete a variety of puzzles that become increasingly difficult as they advance through the game.
Chris Bennett, Co-Founder / Director of Marketing
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Chris Bennett graduated from Drexel University in March, 2012 with a B.S. in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and a minor in Information Systems. During college he was a member of Drexel’s chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, for which he served on the executive council as Treasurer and held a number of committee positions. He has previously worked on several entrepreneurial ventures including a website hosting service and a productivity application company he founded with Oleksandr Levtchenko. Chris also formerly worked as an account executive in the telecommunications industry.
Chris serves as the Director of Marketing for Skyless Game Studios. He is principally involved with marketing strategy and providing market insights to product development.
Arad Malhotra, Co-Founder / Director of Technology
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Aradhya Malhotra graduated from Drexel University with a B.S in Computer Science with concentrations in Video Game Development and Human Computer Interaction and a minor in Information Systems. He is a social entrepreneur with technical management experience and diversified skills including game programming, artwork design and DJ’ing. Before co-founding Skyless Game Studios, Arad worked for Siemens Corporate Research for over 2 years as a Software Developer. He has a deep interest in international affairs and founded the Drexel Model United Nations program in 2008.
Arad is Director of Technology for Skyless Games. His primary responsibility is to lead the design and production process of all projects in addition to managing the development team.
Oleks Levtchenko, Co-Founder / Director of Finance
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Oleksandr Levtchenko has graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship. While at Drexel University he was a re-founding member of the University’s chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. He has had experience at several start-up companies, ranging from being a project manager to co-founder. He has served as a financial advisor for several startups, including one for which he is helping to raise $750,000 in venture capital funding.
Oleks is the Director of Finance for Skyless Game Studios. He is primarily involved with funding and financial management of the company.