Tangle, the online collaboration platform, is almost here. The founders of Owlchemy Labs (acquired by Google in 2017) and Job Simulator have developed a new online collaboration tool called Tangle. Tangle brings the world of online collaboration and VR concepts to allow your team to work, play and be creative at the same time. The idea is that you can respond to all of your team members instead of all your team members focusing on just one person. Mind Blown.


Tangle is built for the virtual-online-space to be fun, joyful, and playful, however, focused on user agency privacy and comfort.

Tangle Online Collaboration

With Tangle, you can jump into a conversation seamlessly, and you can do your work without being isolated from anyone. You’ll have someone ready to walk into your virtual office if you leave your door open, or you can have privacy if you close your virtual office. In addition, you can leave notes on each other’s doors.

You can create a Tangle space of just AR-based Avatars so that you don’t have to mitigate the online-call fatigue of focusing on a person’s face. Instead, the AR will take care of mimicking your likeness for you.

Tangle’s company, absurd:joy, has based many of Tangle’s development concepts on their extensive Virtual Reality experience with Owlchemy Labs games such as Job Simulator (found on Steam) and Vacation Simulator.


Tangle is already in its beta phase, and it’s already been working secretly behind the scenes. absurd:joy has shared Tangle with big-name gaming companies like Bad Robot games, Squanch games, Lightforge games, Skymap games, and more. absurd:joy has already advanced their $5.35 million seed round, which was led by March Gaming with participation from Dune Ventures, WXR fund, Gaingels, David Helgeson, and some others.

“The team at absurd:joy has always been at the cutting edge of innovating new ways for humans to express themselves and feel connected in digital spaces. Their backgrounds in gaming and virtual reality have made them the perfect team to disrupt the way we work together remotely and finally give teams the tool they need express their creativity, personality, and individuality in a shared space.”

Anna Sweet

CEO, Bad Robot Games

Lightforge games have also been using Tangle as their virtual office during the pandemic.

“We’ve been using Tangle as our virtual office since our first employees joined 9 months ago. We’re a fully remote studio, and it gives us the social and productivity benefit of an in-person office. Tangle is far more than a video conferencing app — it employs human-centric and fun design principles to make an engaging space people want to hang out in throughout the day. I’ve said this many times — we’re a closer and more effective team because of Tangle.”

Matt Schembari

CEO, Lightforge Games

Tangle has created a virtual hangouts space to help your team feel connected while working and focusing on their projects. You’ll be ready to Tangle in 2022. The team at absurd:joy hopes to complete their closed Beta phase in late 2021.

And now, we should be able to Tangle instead of ‘Slack’ing.

Absurd to joy wants to realize a wonderful work-life balance while supporting human hearts and their natural environment.

You can follow absurd:joy here for more news on Tangle as it develops.