The Motive Origin Story
It all started with an innovative game idea, hundreds of hours of conversation, several revised game scripts and story ideas, and dozens of weekends grinding through code. We soon realized that we needed a better way to function.
Pushing the Boundaries
The co-founders of Motive have been working in the immersive gaming space for over a decade. In 2008, our creative director, Jeff, thought it would be cool to create a mobile game that combined the popularity of geocaching with an Orwellian/Secret Agent story. Our CEO, Ryan, came on board and made Jeff's vision come to life. CodeRunner hit the app store in 2011 and instantly developed an enthusiastic fan base.
We Decided to Do it Again
Following the success of CodeRunner, we decided to create a follow-up game, Mindwar. As we worked through the flow of technical development, story development, back to technical development, followed by more story changes, and on and on, we realized our workflow could be drastically improved. If we could put the power in the hands of our story writer and allow him to change the content without having to ask the developer, we could make the game in a fraction of the time. The Motive.io platform was designed to allow our creative team to create our game content without having to touch a line of code.
Empowering Content Creators of all Kinds
When we realized the efficiency gains we achieved in allowing our content team to create and iterate without hinderance, we started thinking about other teams who could benefit from our innovation. We quickly realized that learning teams spend much of their time creating narrative and procedure-based training. The ability for those teams to use their content creation skills in immersive mediums would be ground-breaking.
Now it's Your Turn
The Motive Platform was built based on an internal need and we use it every day. Features like assessments, avatar controls and conversational AI have been added specifically to enhance learning modules. Whether you'd prefer to work with us to get your training solution developed in record time, or if you'd like to use the Motive Platform on our own project, we can't wait to work with you!