Are you searching for an educational game developer? Looks like your journey through cyberspace led you to the right place. In case this is your first time visiting our blog, hello! We’re Filament Games, a full-service digital studio that specializes in learning game development on a for-hire basis.
We’ve worked with clients like Amazon, Scholastic, Smithsonian, Meta, National Geographic, PBS, and the US Department of Education. If you’re interested in creating a game for impact and want to learn more about us, read on! You can also keep up with us and all of the latest game-based learning news by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Now, here are 5 reasons why you should work with Filament Games to create your next game-based learning project.
We have strong values and we stick to them.
At Filament Games, our core values are central to all of our daily operations. When you work with Filament, you can expect to work with a group of people who strive to improve constantly and view problems or setbacks as challenges and opportunities to improve. As educational game developers, we also value playfulness and flexibility. When you create a game with us, you’re working with real people who are excellent at what they do.
We have principles we apply to every single project we take on.
What does this mean? It means that our games contain five elements we never compromise on: engagement, efficacy, usability, beauty, and polish. In other words, our games leverage strategic game design choices such as identity, feedback amplification, and empowerment to intrinsically motivate players. We also ensure that games are focused on “transfer” – meaning the skills learned in-game have longevity and are useful to learners in their day-to-day lives. Lastly, our user design, game art, game design, and quality assurance teams work hard to ensure that our games are visually appealing, cohesive, and intuitive to play.
Game-based learning is a valuable resource.
If you’re new to the term “game-based learning,” you may not be familiar with all of its applications, uses, and strengths as a medium. Thankfully, you’re currently reading the Filament Games blog, so you’re already becoming a game-based learning aficionado one word at a time.
First, don’t let any myths about educational video games get in the way of your aspirations – educational games can be for any age, platform, or subject. There’s plenty of theory and evidence to support game-based learning as a highly effective educational tool, too. If you’re interested in knowing more about how game-based learning transformed education in the last year alone, be sure to check out our free eBook on the value of game-based learning and subscribe to our mailing list!
We have our clients’ best interests at heart at all times.
There are plenty of do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating high quality educational games. At Filament Games, we provide our game-based learning expertise and deep industry knowledge while simultaneously trusting our clients to know what’s right for their goals. Our production process facilitates on-time and on-budget delivery and our best practices methodology results in projects that are not only high-quality but bespoke and cutting-edge. Throughout our time working together, you can expect a partnership approach. At Filament Games, we’re interested in the success of our clients’ products and in amplifying their messaging.
We’re industry experts and industry leaders.
Our studio has been in business for 18 years! All of this experience has equipped us with an extensive network of EdTech leaders and organizations. We’re also connected to the academic side of game-based learning through our GBL luminaries program, so we’re in the know when it comes to the latest GBL discoveries and innovations. As one of our clients, you can use our many connections to explore future partnerships for digital learning. You can also count on our deep knowledge of FERPA, COPPA, PII collection, and other student privacy considerations that are critical for your product’s use in schools.
We can’t wait to collaborate with you to create a product that perfectly fits your needs. Contact us for more information and a free consultation. You can continue learning more about us and educational gaming by perusing other blog posts or checking out the Filament Games Podcast.
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