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In the beautiful town of Greenville, the trees are a little greener, the skies are a little bluer, and the townspeople…well, they don’t remember how to do anything math-related. 

Pi and The Lost Function is a 3-D math adventure game that allows the learner (Pi) to help the citizens of Greenville solve their real-life math problems (Mac and PC). Math topics in the game range from fractions and decimals to graphing and equations. 

The only thing Pi can’t do…is talk. You heard that right; Pi has no voice! That’s where you come in.  

We’ve had hundreds of teachers, principals, superintendents, math professors, tutors, researchers, and students tell us how innovative and creative our game is…but one thing is missing: our voice, of course!

After studies proved that Pi and The Lost Function improved student test scores, we kept hearing one suggestion from teachers and students alike... “Why don’t the characters talk?”

Several special education teachers have seen the benefit of using TLF in the classroom and have also expressed the need for voice over in the game. Many educational games on the market don’t account for the needs of students with disabilities.

With your help, we can reach students with special needs by adding voice over to:

  • Increase student understanding
  • Combine verbal and visual information
  • Increase student motivation 
  • Help struggling readers 
  • Improve language skills
  • Engage all students 


With the use of FaceFX animations, the addition of voice over will help students with vision impairments, emotional/behavior disorders, dyslexia, autism, ADD/ADHD, struggling readers, and English as a second language (ESL/ELL).

"Pi and The Lost Function helps each individual student with their own knowledge of each strand. It builds; it gives them variety to choose how they learn. I feel that [Pi] is a unique and wonderful tool for them to learn." - Michelle Roan, Middle School Math Teacher

"...I observed gains in student math performance coupled with a true desire to learn." - Diane Malaspina, PhD., Educational Psychologist

"Pi helps students read, write, and compute problems in middle school math and prepares them for Algebra 1." - Director of Assessment and Accountability in Surry County Schools

"Pi is different from other games because there is actually that storyline that goes along with the math problems. They've even included the new, technology-enhanced [assessment] questions." - Lauren Gaye, Assistant Principal

"The typical classroom includes general education students as well as students with special needs. So I feel that the addition of voice over would truly make it a more differentiated experience and make the game more accessible to a variety of students." - John Merritt, Special Education Inclusion Teacher

Many teachers are finding it difficult to reach all learners through traditional teaching methods, and they are looking toward technology to engage and captivate students as they learn. ATLT Games is a start-up company (2010) that heard the need for innovative technology in the classroom and combined two important things: the knowledge of a math tutor and the excitement of a 3-D game.

The story and dialogue have been written by renowned author/writer, Lee Sheldon. Lee has written and designed over two dozen commercial and applied video games and MMOs, including Fantasia: Music Evolved for Harmonix; Indiana Jones Adventure World; and Star Trek: Infinite Space. 

Before his career in video games Lee wrote and produced over 200 popular television shows, including Star Trek: The Next GenerationCharlie's Angels, and Cagney and Lacey. Lee’s book, The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game, was published in 2011 and is used in some of the world’s most distinguished universities. 

Two-time Telly Award winner and Emmy winner, Graham Sheldon has been working closely with Lee to create an interesting and engaging storyline for students. Graham associate produced and wrote the hit mobile game, Tigers of the Pacific 2. Other credits include Kingdoms of Reckoning Amular and Command and Conquer: UE for Electronic Arts, as well as Star Trek: Infinite Space for Gameforge.

Our team of experts includes professional teachers and tutors, instruction/curriculum developers, educational psychologist and simulation/game developers — all providing over 175 years of combined experience in teaching, tutoring, educational consulting, and the development of education/training software.  

ATLT’s current line of products enhances and improves student performance by combining the power of gaming technology with educational content that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Our educational games provide students with various learning options (text lessons, video lessons, guided practice with instant feedback) and include instructional support tools that reduce workload for professional educators and allow for better classroom instruction.

A character has a real-world math problem that Pi needs to solve.
A character has a real-world math problem that Pi needs to solve.
A virtual learning tablet assists Pi when math trouble is detected.
A virtual learning tablet assists Pi when math trouble is detected.
Pi is presented with math problems that will help to locate a lost friend.
Pi is presented with math problems that will help to locate a lost friend.
One of the various mini-games that provide students with a "brain break" from math
One of the various mini-games that provide students with a "brain break" from math
An angry mob meets in the center of Greenville.
An angry mob meets in the center of Greenville.
Pi explores a dark and deserted underground mine in search of a ghost.
Pi explores a dark and deserted underground mine in search of a ghost.
The main character, Pi, loses Ben in the mine to a mysterious cloud of math.
The main character, Pi, loses Ben in the mine to a mysterious cloud of math.

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$20+ Copy of the Game (Valued at $24.97) ♦ In-game character Kickstarter T-Shirt ♦ Digital Download: High Res Computer Wallpaper ♦ TY on social media/website ♦ E-mail updates

$35+ Digital Downloads: Game Soundtrack and Digital Art ♦ Digital copy of the game ♦ In-game character Kickstarter T-Shirt ♦ Digital Download: High Res Computer Wallpaper ♦ TY on social media/website ♦ E-mail updates

$50+ Name in credits ♦ Pennant ♦ Digital Downloads: Game Soundtrack and Digital Art ♦ Digital copy of the game ♦ In-game character Kickstarter T-Shirt ♦ Digital Download: High Res Computer Wallpaper ♦ TY on social media/website ♦ E-mail updates

$75+ T-Shirt ♦ Name in credits ♦ Pennant ♦ Digital Downloads: Game Soundtrack and Digital Art ♦ Digital copy of the game ♦ In-game character Kickstarter T-Shirt ♦ Digital Download: High Res Computer Wallpaper ♦ TY on social media/website ♦ E-mail updates

$100+ LIMITED: Hand-drawn art of scenes and characters ♦ T-Shirt ♦ Name in credits ♦ Pennant ♦ Digital Downloads: Game Soundtrack and Digital Art ♦ Digital copy of the game ♦ In-game character Kickstarter T-Shirt ♦ Digital Download: High Res Computer Wallpaper ♦ TY on social media/website ♦ E-mail updates

$125+ LIMITED: Your name on a plaque in the game! ♦ (1) Classroom License for School of Your ChoiceThe Lost Function tumbler cup ♦ T-Shirt ♦ Name in credits ♦ Pennant ♦ Digital Downloads: Game Soundtrack and Digital Art ♦ Digital copy of the game ♦ In-game character Kickstarter T-Shirt ♦ Digital Download: High Res Computer Wallpaper ♦ TY on social media/website ♦ E-mail updates

$125+ (1) Classroom License for School of Your Choice ♦ The Lost Function tumbler cup ♦  T-Shirt ♦ Name in credits ♦ Pennant ♦ Digital Downloads: Game Soundtrack and Digital Art ♦ Digital copy of the game ♦ In-game character Kickstarter T-Shirt ♦ Digital Download: High Res Computer Wallpaper ♦ TY on social media/website ♦ E-mail updates

$250+ Figurine of Pi ♦ (5) Classroom Licenses for School of Your Choice ♦ The Lost Function tumbler cup ♦ T-Shirt ♦ Name in credits ♦ Pennant ♦ Digital Downloads: Game Soundtrack and Digital Art ♦ Digital copy of the game ♦ In-game character Kickstarter T-Shirt ♦ Digital Download: High Res Computer Wallpaper ♦ TY on social media/website ♦ E-mail updates

$500+ LIMITED: Design an in-game character shirt ♦ Figurine of Pi ♦ (10) Classroom Licenses for School of Your Choice ♦ The Lost Function tumbler cup ♦ T-Shirt ♦ Name in credits ♦ Pennant ♦ Digital Downloads: Game Soundtrack and Digital Art ♦ Digital copy of the game ♦ In-game character Kickstarter T-Shirt ♦ Digital Download: High Res Computer Wallpaper ♦ TY on social media/website ♦ E-mail updates

$1000+ Digital meet-and-greet with the ATLT team ♦ Figurine of Pi ♦ (15) Classroom Licenses for School of Your Choice ♦ The Lost Function tumbler cup ♦ T-Shirt ♦ Name in credits ♦ Pennant ♦ Digital Downloads: Game Soundtrack and Digital Art ♦ Digital copy of the game ♦ In-game character Kickstarter T-Shirt ♦ Digital Download: High Res Computer Wallpaper ♦ TY on social media/website ♦ E-mail updates

$5000+ LIMITED: In-game character will look like YOU ♦ Digital meet-and-greet with the ATLT team ♦ Figurine of Pi ♦ (20) Classroom Licenses for School of Your Choice ♦ The Lost Function tumbler cup ♦ T-Shirt ♦ Name in credits ♦ Pennant ♦ Digital Downloads: Game Soundtrack and Digital Art ♦ Digital copy of the game ♦ In-game character Kickstarter T-Shirt ♦ Digital Download: High Res Computer Wallpaper ♦ TY on social media/website ♦ E-mail updates

$10,000+: Provide a whole school of YOUR choice with Pi and The Lost Function ♦ Digital meet-and-greet with the ATLT team ♦ Figurine of Pi ♦ The Lost Function tumbler cup ♦ T-Shirt ♦ Name in credits ♦ Pennant ♦ Digital Downloads: Game Soundtrack and Digital Art ♦ Digital copy of the game  ♦ In-game character Kickstarter T-Shirt ♦ Digital Download: High Res Computer Wallpaper ♦ TY on social media/website ♦ E-mail updates

Risks and challenges

As with any start-up company, many of the challenges that we face are related to our budget.

With a modest budget, we have to find skilled voice actors who are versatile enough to portray several characters and can alter their inflection and tone to accurately reflect the excitement and wonder that is present in the storyline.

With our Kickstarter goal, we know we will be able to find skilled voice actors that can help improve the experience for all learners.

We are currently in production of Level 10, Introduction to Geometry. We must fully complete the math challenges and script before we hire the voice over actors, as they may be needed for Level 10. We are currently in the process of inputting the educational content for this last level.

The addition of voice over will also require significant testing to ensure that we develop a high quality product and a great experience for the player

If for any reason we experience a delay in production, we will notify and keep you updated on our progress. We can‘t afford to let you down and we can‘t afford to ship a product that is not great.

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