Numedeon, Inc.


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"Numedeon, Inc. is the proud creator of, the leading educational virtual world for children ages 8 to 15. Whyville was launched in 1999 by Numedeon, Inc. to apply over 17 years of research in education and cooperative learning to develop an innovative environment for engaging children in constructive and engaging activities on the web. Whyville has more than 5 million registered users worldwide. Almost 100,000 unique visitors each month come to Whyville to learn, to play, to participate as citizens of the virtual town. is powered by the Numedeon Interaction Community Engine (NICE). Numedeon's proprietary software requires no software downloads or installations. All a user needs is a standard web browser on a computer connected to the Internet with no more than a 56K modem.

Aside from Whyville, NICE also powers a virtual campus for the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA). UTHSCSA-Virtual supports scientists and medical professionals in their collaborations both locally and at a distance."

Organization expertise: Virtual Environments
Services: Game Design and Development, Virtual Environment Creation

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