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Inclusive Game Design: Key Starting Principles

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

As educational game developers, it’s our responsibility to ensure that the experiences we create are accessible and relatable to all students. Here at Filament, we believe that all learners should have access to meaningful educational opportunities, regardless of their identity, ability, or demographics. In order to support this goal, we consider a wide range of …

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2019 Virtual Reality Hardware Roundup

Filament Games | Educational Game Developers

You hear that? It’s the faint but unmistakable sound of seismic events in the VR hardware landscape. 2019 has been thoroughly dynamic in terms of new platform and hardware developments in the always-exciting, always-evolving world of virtual reality, and we have scarcely gone a day without having our assumptions challenged around who is still in …

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5 Must-Play Math Learning Games for Middle Schoolers

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Move over Math Blaster!, Number Munchers, and Cool Math – and say hello to the new generation of high-quality, mobile-friendly math learning games! 💫 ‘Game Over’ screen from Math Blaster!, a bona fide game-based learning blast from the past. Don’t get us wrong – we still have tremendous respect for the educational games of yesteryear. …

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Game-Based Learning in the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

What are some of your favorite video games of all time? 🤔 (Image credit: Giphy) Myself? I’m partial to the sprawling seascapes of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, a childhood favorite with a jaw-dropping cel shaded art style. My colleague Brandon Pittser, on the other hand, would likely point to the pure platforming …

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We Won a Webby – Check Out Our 5-Word Victory Speech!

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We made the game. We won the Webby. And now – we’re in full celebration mode! 🎉 (Image credit: Giphy) Wondering what’s with all the hubbub? Breaking Boundaries in Science, our VR celebration of some of history’s most renowned women in STEM, has won the coveted People’s Voice Award for “Best Game: Education” at the …

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10 Free Game-Based Learning Resources for Educators

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Let’s be real for a moment: Teacher Appreciation Week should be every week. Seriously. On behalf of all of us at Filament Games… (Image source: Giphy) …for everything you do! ✨ As a token of our gratitude, we’re dedicating today’s blog to helping educators like you get set up for game-based learning success. That’s right …

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

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome, dear reader, to What’s New in Game-Based Learning – a monthly series where we highlight what’s 🔥HOT🔥 in the world of educational, serious, and AR/VR games for learning! Check out our curated selection of news features and articles below, then stay tuned on the Filament Games blog for next month’s roundup! ⤵ Age of …

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Why Students Hate Homework – And How Digital Games Can Help

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We’ve previously discussed how modern institutional K-12 education commonly instills fear of failure among students. This phenomenon – largely driven by the rise of standards-based testing regimes – has conditioned learners to fear being wrong, rather than viewing mistakes as a necessary step in the process of learning something new. Homework assignments are a perfect …

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Inspiring Game-Based Learning Talks from the GDC Vault

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Alongside E3 and PAX, the Game Developers Conference (GDC) stands as one of our industry’s most iconic annual events. A celebration of the talent and accomplishments of game developers from around the world, GDC brings thousands of developers, publishers, and academics alike to San Francisco, California each year for a week of networking opportunities, exciting …

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The Robots Are Coming

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Kai-Fu Lee, author of AI Superpowers, recently predicted that “within the next 15 years, 40-50% of routine jobs in the US will be replaced by artificial intelligence.” In other words, by the time today’s kindergartners graduate from high school, employers will care little about automatable competencies. As the founder of a fourteen-year-old company, I have …

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