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5 Great Games That Teach Computer Science

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We’ve previously written about some of the many ways you can teach yourself to code for free – but are there game-based learning solutions for those who seek a more playful programming learning experience? Whether you’re future-focused parent wishing to expose your child to the basics of programming or a computer science teacher attempting to level…

5 Assessment Strategies in Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Every game we create at Filament Games is specifically tailored to meet pre-determined learning objectives. With this commitment to achieving learning objectives comes unique challenges in measuring the learning that occurs during gameplay. Prior to releasing games, we conduct playtests with members of our target audience and sometimes commission independent case studies that include pre…

Game Development 101: An Introduction to Wireframes

Filament Games | Educational Game Developers

Communication is a critical aspect of any collaborative enterprise, and game development is no exception to that rule. There are any number of tools to facilitate communication, from something as obvious as email, to something slightly more esoteric and specialized to its industry – like wireframes for instance, which just so happen to be the…

HTML5 and WebGL

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

WebGL, like HTML5, is an agreed upon standard that browser software will support. It is based on OpenGL, which is the most widely adopted graphics standard in computing. This means that instead of relying on plug-ins, modern browsers can support rich content and advanced features without installing additional software. Specifically, WebGL allows for hardware accelerated graphics…

Resource Roundup: Game Design and Development Colleges in Wisconsin

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

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…

Creating a Coding Kit for Kids – An Interview with Publications International

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

To commemorate the recent launch of Learn to Code Kit – featuring four hardcover books & our accompanying Android/iOS app – we sat down with Publications International’s Caroline Delbert to discuss the inspiration behind the project as well as her experiences working on a collaborative project with a game development studio. Check out their responses below! Tell…

Taking Your Game From Version 1.0 to 2.0

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

I have written about the importance of considering cost during the early stages of project development, and provided a broad overview of what to expect during the production process. Now that you’ve officially launched the game, you may be considering taking your project to version 2.0. Before developing ideas on how to best position your project for…

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