We have designed many games for many Fortune 500 clients, we'll help advise you on the best treatment for your learning materials. Scroll down or use the right side menu to explore our capabilities and some different game styles.
Our priority is making sure your game's a success and you achieve your learning objectives. We love to innovate, but we’re led by the learner and the training need, and we use games and technology in ways which best enhance the learning.
Taking into consideration your organisation’s ecosystem and requirements, and with input from your subject matter expert, we’ll guide you through our tried and tested process from concept to deployment – to design and build a game that perfectly fits your workforce.
We listen thoroughly to your needs and work closely and transparently with you throughout to ensure you're 100% happy with your game. You have the subject matter expertise, our expertise is in the 'sweet spot' between a grounding in learning psychology, a love of games (and thorough knowledge of how game mechanics can motivate and engage the learner), together with a realistic appreciation of the need to ensure our technology is compatible with your IT infrastructure and your company culture.
The team at Totem Learning are constantly innovating with emerging technologies. Two areas that are set for huge growth in the next few years are Virtual and Augmented Reality.
Taking 3D games and simulations one step further, Virtual Reality creates a sense of immersion like no other, and with headsets improving constantly this technology is fast becoming impossible to ignore for its potential Learning and Development benefits.
With solutions that are compatible with mobile phones (e.g. using Google cardboard) the cost doesn’t have to be prohibitive either. Images below are from our demo treasure hunt mini-game available on Google Play for use with 'Cardboard'.
Consider using VR for any learning in which immersion in a particular environment is important. However, be aware that the technology (at time of writing) is still not quite at a stage that allows users to spend long periods of time in the headsets due to motion sickness - and communication can be limited, so it is better suited to single player experiences.
Augmented Reality can be used to great effect for technical and hard skills training. Imagine overlaying a car engine with digital instructions on how to check oil and water, or as per our welding sim, mixing in hardware so that the movements and actions that the learner performs in reality, are augmented in virtual reality on-screen, excellent for muscle memory development and feedback with significant cost-saving benefits.
Consider using AR for hard skills training.
For training on soft skills, compliance, systems or methodologies for example, role plays can work really well. In such games and simulations, the learner takes on a particular role such as an investigator in an equality and diversity dispute, or a project manager in charge of six sigma process improvement for a failing business. Often built in 2D (because the emphasis is on in-game interactions rather than moving around the environment), the games can include interactive maps to transport the players to different locations, animated avatars to converse with in branching conversations, a gamification layer (scoring, leaderboard etc) and difficulty progression amongst many other possibilities.
At Totem, we have been trusted to create role play games for many clients. Our 'serious games engine' and collection of environments and characters allows for rapid, cost effective development. So please get in touch with us now to discuss your training requirements and let us inspire you with some examples from our catalogue.
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At Totem we believe technology is purely a delivery mechanism for great content. L&D strategies should start with great Learning Outcomes. Serious Games and Simulations have a place in the learning journey, for example to practice concepts, as a hook in to a new subject, or even as an assessment tool. At other times, other tools may be more effective, for example elearning when onboarding, or creating bite size micro courses or apps for 'just in time' learning of small nuggets of information.
Totem Learning have the capability and capacity in-house to create a suite of technology enhanced training to take your learners from newbie right through to master. We are technology agnostic. Our courses can be deployed to Desktop, Laptop, and Mobile devices. What matters most to us is your audience, their needs and your learning outcomes.
With over a decade in the Serious Games industry, Team Totem are industry experts with a vast knowledge on the whole process of developing a serious game. From the early stages to the actual game development, we can help and advise you.
Totem Learning are often engaged to help develop an idea to a tangible point, such as a pitch video or prototype, so that our clients can gain further support or investment to make it happen. We often consult on design ideas and evaluate design concepts. Our in-depth knowledge of gamification techniques, entertainment game mechanics and real world deployments gives Team Totem the edge when it comes to ideation.
Whether you are a private individual with a brilliant idea, or if you are in learning and development in an organisation, and want to delve into the possibilities of using games to address your training needs, get in touch with us today and togther we can get that idea off the ground!
Totem Learning worked with our partner Reality Works to create a Mixed Reality Welding Simulator. The project resulted in significant material cost saving as well as reduced time to up skill. Welding tutors have thousands of welds to choose from and can tailor the experience for each student.
Students use The Business Game to learn key Enterprise skills. After trading virtually for three years, the players market share, cash flow, gross revenue, gross profit and net profit are collected as their scores. .
Virtual mistakes can be made but real lessons learned, giving learners new found confidence to transfer these skills into reality. The aim is to provide immersion, engagement and the need for high level thinking which will equip learners with knowledge, skills, confidence and the personal resources they need to begin their journey of entrepreneurship.
Totem Learning worked with a traditional video based training company to create their first serious game. The game taught players about which PPE was required for working in enclosed spaces and how to follow procedure.
Totem Learning were commissioned to explore what a virtual chemistry lab may look like and what game mechanics could be used as part of a consultancy project. The final output was a video that was used to raised finance for the project.
Virtual Beautician commissioned Totem Learning to create an Augmented Reality personal make up app. The app allows a user to create their own mannequinne and see what make up colours will suit their features. The app then takes the user on a step by step process to apply their chosen make up.
Totem were commissioned to create a 360 VR movie for a senior leaders conference. The video painted the picture and told the story for the future vision of the company.