A creative company created to solve social issues

About Vandie Studios Ltd.

Vandie Studios Ltd was started in 2016 by Michael Van Der Velden, originally to make games, when he discovered that he could put the companys time towards solving social issues. This led to him transitioning Vandie Studios Ltd into a software development company with the sole purpose of solving any social problems seen in the world.

We are currently working on our first commercial product, Thanks™. A web based reward system, for use in schools, which is aimed to increase the amount of gratitude and sense of community within them. It is currently in alpha, being tested in The Studio School Liverpool, and coming along well.

To help us create Thanks™, we received a £500 grant from Awesome Liverpool. We have also have received space to work from both Lucid Games and now Angel Solutions.


A new way to reward students and teachers

Thanks™ is our revolutionary new reward system for use in schools. It's designed to allow teachers and students to thank those in the school who have helped them. These "thanks" then act as raffle tickets that the school can use to run raffles for prizes, trip places, work placements or anything else they can imagine.

On top of this, it offers staff a wide variety of stats that can be used to see interactions between students, teachers and between the two. Using the built in Groups System, teachers can see if students in special circumstances are still engaging with their peers, what different classes are enjoying and even which teachers they like the most.

Thanks offers a level of interaction and insight into your school that you would never have otherwise.