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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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Building a Case for Game-Based Learning for Companies

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

The research is in. And it keeps coming in. The effectiveness of digital learning games as a learning modality in corporate organizations has been proven[1]. In addition, digital learning games score high on engagement and their ability to promote long term retention in learners of all ages[2]. The corporate training game market is set to …

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Why Build Learning Games?

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

If you could create any game, what would you make? Would it be a chaotic universe where anyone can be a superhero, an epic intergalactic adventure, or a medieval fantasy world with wizards and dragons? After several years in the games industry, my answer is creating learning games. Though it may not seem obvious at …

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Quality Assurance and Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

One of the challenges the QA team at Filament faces is that our players are often children and our team is made up of adults. That isn’t a problem when testing a crash or a missing art asset, but it can be when we test the user experience. Here are three things I try to keep …

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