FGP 9: Games, Game-Based Learning & Gamification

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to Episode 9! This week’s podcast covers exciting topics such as game-based learning trends from FETC & BETT and the differences between games, game-based learning, and gamification. You’ll also learn what snerfing is, what Dan would make with a 3D printer, and what it takes to earn points at Filament Games. Hot Topics in …

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How to Teach With Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We spend a lot of time at Filament thinking about the best ways to use games in the classroom – our designers, engineers, and artists are all tirelessly invested in uncovering new ways that games can shine in a formal education setting. By far, our most reliable sources of inspiration are the teachers who are …

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FGP 8: Quality Assurance

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome back to the Filament Games Podcast! We hope you’ve enjoyed the show! This week on the podcast, we invite quality assurance professional, Peter Rambo, into the studio to discuss how QA impacts game design. We also learn what Dan purchased with his first paycheck, which games the team has been playing, and what game …

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Introducing The Filament Games Podcast!

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to the Filament Games Podcast! Co-hosts Dan Norton and Brandon Pittser bring you trending game industry news, the inside scoop on Filament Games, and enough entertainment and sports talk to fill your week. We’ve released seven episodes for your listening enjoyment. New episodes are available weekly on our blog and downloadable through SoundCloud, iTunes, and …

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Elevating Your 1:1 Initiative: Chromebooks

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

It’s official. You’ve passed that referendum, approved that budget line item, or received the grant to implement new devices for your district. You’ve debated long and hard, you’ve put your decision through a panel, you’ve surveyed your department leaders and even asked your tech-savvy colleagues. You’ve probably spent more hours than you care to count …

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How to Make a Learning Game

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

It Begins With An Idea Video games typically begin with design, either starting with a great idea or pursuing a creative solution to a tough problem. It is entirely possible to imagine games for which there is no demand, or to identify a space where there is a need but no good game can be …

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Get the Facts: Game-Based Learning Research from Filament Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

At Filament Games, we’re committed to helping teachers, administrators, and educators all over the world harness the power of game-based learning. We have a tremendous passion for creating learning games, and we’re equally passionate about sharing the benefits of game-based learning. We put together a short list of GBL research to help you use games …

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Girl Scouts Activate Their Game Design Skills

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

For the second year in a row, we were invited to participate in the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland Activate! event. We love seeing young girls (and, sometimes, their brothers) get excited about STEM concepts. In an effort to get the Girl Scouts as excited about game design as we are, Game Designer, Abby Friesen, created a …

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