Our story started in Joensuu, Finland in 2011, with two university students who believed in the potential of teaching with games. At the time, we focused our efforts on a specific game: Minecraft.
Our MinecraftEdu project grew and eventually reached over 15 000 schools all around the world. When Microsoft bought Minecraft in 2015, our version laid the foundations for today's Minecraft: Education Edition.
Minecraft showed us how a skilled teacher could engage their students with a new medium. Next, we wanted to see if we could enable any and every educator to do the same. We believe that educational games are a good fit for any classroom, no matter the skill level - and that is where TeacherGaming Desk comes in.
To start with a clean slate, we founded a new company called 5 More Minutes Ltd, under which the TeacherGaming brand now operates. We are still doing exactly what we did six years ago: putting great games in the hands of teachers and students who can make the most of them.
Third round entrepreneur, MinecraftEdu co-founder, and piano virtuoso.
Second round entrepreneur, school market expert, and metalhead.
Media contact, freelance journalist, and print magazine aficionado.
Developer contact, ecommerce specialist, and cinema enthusiast.
TeacherGaming Desk co-creator, intern turned core team member, and child genius.
Content creator, teacher, and up-and-coming cartoonist.
Education technology evangelist, teacher, and brand new father.
Sales manager, customer service wizard, and strategy game geek.
MinecraftEdu co-founder & creator, TeacherGaming Desk creator, developer, designer & Minecraft modder.
KerbalEdu creator, game developer, and walking space encyclopedia.
Analytics integration expert, teacher, and game developer.
Lesson director, youth worker, and role-playing veteran.