Mike P.


Santa Cruz, CA

Member since:

September 7, 2012


What is your role as an App Developer?

I am the owner and creative principle of Xylem and Phloem LLC. While I did not do everything in my app, I did create 95% of everything that is not code, including art, animation,and design as well as marketing all other business functions. I contracted a very capable coder to wire up my design for Isopod: The Roly Poly Science Game. A bit more about me: About Xylem and Phloem LLC. Since 1996, Mike "Mazinga" Parisi has worked on countless video game projects for such companies as Disney, Dreamworks and Nickelodeon. Refocusing from traditional entertainment to mobile learning, Mike formed Xylem and Phloem LLC, as way to inject his expansive knowledge of game creation into the exploding genre of educational applications. It is his goal to create learning experiences that kids would voluntarily choose over mainstream games…..because they love them. Xylem and Phloem LLC was founded in 2011, and Isopod: The Roly Poly Science Game for iPad, is its flagship product.

What Apps have you developed so far?

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isopod-roly-poly-science-game/id545092307?mt=8 Highly praised for it's innovative and unprecedented approach to learning, Isopod has won the support of many large institutions, including Apple who immediately graduated it to "New and Noteworthy" upon release. Apple will also be featuring Isopod in their coveted iTunes banner, making it one of the most visible educational apps within the iTunes ecosystem. The largest kid-focused app site on the net gave Isopod a rare 5/5 stars, only the 20th app ever to get a perfect score. As reviews come in, the general consensus is that Isopod: The Roly Poly Science Game is a standout gem amongst iPad educational apps.

What type of investment are you looking for?

I'm looking to create business that follows the precedent set by Isopod: A comprehensive unit of deep study backed by an edugame that kids would CHOOSE to play over mainstream games. Tall order but very obtainable. I have a small but excellent thee person team (including myself) of cross platform development experts, and through various kinds of outsourcing aim to keep production costs as low as possible. I'm looking for investors that see the promise of incredible educational opportunities in new media as viable, exciting and ultimately very profitable.


Mike Parisi Xylem and Phloem LL Owner - Creative Principle I am a mobile app developer with a focus on innovative concepts in science, math and technical education.

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