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What’s New in Game-Based Learning – October 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome back to What’s New in Game-Based Learning – our monthly roundup of the 🔥hottest🔥 news in the world of game-based learning, games for impact, and AR/VR for education! Check out our highlighted articles below, then let us know on our Facebook or Twitter if we missed anything! Classcraft Raises $7.5 Million to Turn Classrooms …

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Research Roundup: Video Gaming for Older Adults

Filament Games | Educational Game Developers

Worldwide, humans are living longer than any point in previous history…and we think that’s pretty awesome!  (Image credit: Giphy) According to the World Health Association, the world’s population aged 60+ is expected to grow from 900 million to 2 billion by 2050, a remarkable doubling of proportion from 12% to 22%. As a result, a …

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Play Games, Save the Planet: 5 Conservation Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Like video games? Love planet Earth? Then you’re in the right place – today, we’re unearthing some of our favorite conservation-minded digital games available on the market! 🌎 And we’re not alone in our love for “green” games – in fact, research shows that sustainability-focused video games can serve as an excellent way to increase …

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What’s New in Game-Based Learning – September 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Friends of Filament, fans of games for impact, and AR/VR for education fiends – welcome to What’s New in Game-Based Learning! A monthly recap of the 🔥hottest🔥 news stories, interviews, and announcements from the world of digital play, our series aims to help you stay informed of the latest trends in our industry. Check out …

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GBL Luminary Guest Post: Games and Grad School

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Filament Games stays connected to the scholarly side of game-based learning (GBL) through our GBL Luminaries Program. Academics in the Luminaries program work with our staff to maintain a healthy dialogue between game-based learning theory and practice through all-staff lectures and guest blog posts. Today’s GBL Luminary guest post is from Matthew Berland, Professor in …

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Everything You Need to Know About RoboCo!

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Have you heard? We’re making a wholesome sandbox game about building robots. It’s called RoboCo, and as of last Friday, it’s also an official selection of Indie MEGABOOTH @ PAX West 2019! Before we go into more detail as to why this is so awesome, let’s take a quick step back for a moment – …

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What’s New in Game-Based Learning – August 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to What’s New in Game-Based Learning – our monthly roundup of what’s 🔥hot🔥 in the world of game-based learning, serious games, and AR/VR for education! It’s time to sit back, cool off, and check out the most noteworthy news stories of August 2019: Can This Be the K-12 Edtech Marketplace That Finally Succeeds? (EdSurge) …

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Augmented Reality in the Workplace

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you imagine the workplace of the future?  According to some experts, the future of work is virtual – powered in large part by augmented and mixed reality technologies like Microsoft HoloLens, Magic Leap One, and AR-enabled phones and smart devices.  Imagine – you arrive at your …

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Free-to-Play Learning Games Roundup 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Seeking free learning games to share with your students? You’ve come to the right place! 👋 Real talk: the Filament Games Blog is ripe with educational gaming content designed with real-world classrooms in mind, from our free How to Teach with Games eBook, to our routine roundups of high-quality learning games across subjects like computer …

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Virtual Reality for Sports Training

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

By now, it’s no secret that virtual reality can serve as an extremely powerful tool for learning – with companies like Walmart, ExxonMobil, and UPS having already embraced the technology as part of their employee training regiments. But today, we’re switching our focus away from the corporate sector and towards another equally fascinating application of …

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