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How to Get Hired at a Game Studio: Production Edition 2021

In our How to Get Hired Series, we interview hiring managers all about their departments, their best practices for success at Filament Games, and qualities in applications and applicants that make an impression. For this installment in the 2021 reboot of this series, we interviewed Shaina Peshkov, our Studio Operations Director. Shaina manages the Production,…

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Educational Game Development Best Practices: Animation and Voiceover

Animation Our animation process is significantly different between 2D and 3D art, but today we’re going to focus on our 2D workflow. Animation starts internally with Motion Design. This involves the team sketching a concept of the final piece and creating basic animatics. These are used to identify the level of detail, timing, and the…

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Educational Game Development Best Practices: Data Strategy and Confidentiality

Data Strategy There are two categories of data that we think about when building games. Telemetry is data about how the user experiences the game. This may include timing information, content exposures, correct/vs incorrect responses, and other key interactions that allow stakeholders to make inferences about the user’s skill mastery and app usability. Telemetry is…

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Remote Collaboration & Telecommunication – Part 3: Achieving Successful Shared Workspaces

Great meeting! Network connection was solid the whole time, video was great, audio was crystal clear, and interruptions were kept to a minimum. Great job everyone, we’ve mastered video conferencing. Now, please review your personal notes and in two weeks we’ll have a follow up meeting to reconcile our wildly different interpretations of the decisions…

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Discovery Phase: A Low-Risk Introduction to Learning Game Development

If you or your organization hopes to create a memorable learning experience with real-world impact, game-based learning may be the medium for you. No matter the subject area, platform, or type of player, there are tons of benefits to using custom learning games including: Creating an active and engaging learning experience. Building up a learner’s…

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Resource Roundup: Game Design and Development Colleges in Wisconsin

To those paying attention, it’s no secret that Madison, Wisconsin is home to a growing cluster of video game development studios – a phenomenon that we see occurring throughout the greater state, too. With the number of local community gaming events like M+DEV Conference, Madison FemDev, and Indie Arcade increasing each year, there has never been a…

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