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iCivics Suite Updates: How The Art Evolved

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Filament Games and iCivics.org have shared a long and prosperous relationship over the years, during which they have created nineteen learning games together. These games have been played in all 50 states by students and educators alike, teaching a wide variety of civics topics from basic American rights and judicial processes to the fundamental structure of…

Introducing unity3d-pixi

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

In education, technology moves more slowly than in the consumer world. Institutions must eke all of the value out of their existing hardware, and even when they do make new hardware purchases, the hardware is still not requisitioned with games in mind. This means that when we are charged with building software that is accessible…

How to Make a Video Game for Learning: Costs and Considerations

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Game creation is more complicated than portrayed in Game Dev Story. I’m going to explain just how complicated it can be, but I have a few caveats: I can’t walk through every possible game feature (there are many and we make new ones all the time). I can’t provide a standard menu of features either,…

Highlights from a Decade of Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

What does a decade of learning games look like? Filament Games has been around making learning games and taking names since 2005, which was so long ago that smartphones weren’t even a thing at the time. A lot has changed about the world since then, and correspondingly, a lot has changed about how we design…

Educational Game Development Best Practices: Data Strategy and Confidentiality

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

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…

FGP 11: Game Engines

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to Episode 11! In FGP 11, Brandon and Dan weigh in on the changes to Hearthstone and explore Amazon’s new game engine, Lumberyard. We also discuss unity vs. HTML 5, Brandon puts down his pitchfork, and we learn some super boring tidbits about Dan. Hot Topics in This Week’s Episode Lumberyard Getting the Most…

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