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iCivics’ NewsFeed Defenders: Game-Based News Literacy Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Did you hear? Our longtime partner iCivics recently launched their first all-new game in 5 years: news literacy learning game NewsFeed Defenders! Created in partnership with Annenberg Public Policy Center (FactCheck.org) and developed by Filament Games, iCivics’ NewsFeed Defenders tasks players with moderating a fictional social media website focused on news and information, attempting to grow a flourishing …

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Keeping STEM Real in Virtual Reality

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

To get more people interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), research tells us that there needs to be more diverse STEM role models so that all people can see themselves in STEM professions. Unfortunately, there is a tendency to focus on STEM stereotypes rather than STEM role models, and STEM stereotypes are everywhere. STEM …

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Breaking Boundaries in Science is Available Now!

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest game: Breaking Boundaries in Science. Developed in partnership with Oculus, Breaking Boundaries is an interactive VR celebration of some of history’s most influential women in STEM. Designed and available exclusively for the Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR, Breaking Boundaries immerses players in the life and times …

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Resource Roundup: Virtual & Augmented Reality for Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developers

In recent years, we’ve successfully leveraged our educational games development expertise to create a number of learning-focused, best-in-class virtual and augmented reality projects for clients. In doing so, we have similarly amassed a hearty collection of VR and AR content on our blog, examining topics like trending hardware innovations, best practices for VR game development, applications of …

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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 …

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Make, Play, & Discover: A Look at Nintendo Labo

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Following the tremendous success of its new Switch console in 2017 , Nintendo fans eagerly anticipated any shred of information regarding the company’s plans for the following year. And in January 2018, Nintendo delivered…cardboard accessories, specifically their new brand “Nintendo Labo.” A construction toy platform that allows users to assemble cardboard cut-outs to create real-life, interactive …

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Abstraction in Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

I was asked to write about abstraction in games for the Filament blog, which is a topic near and dear to my heart. Let me start by offering some hippy dippy nonsense that you will probably roll your eyes at, because you’ve already seen The Matrix. I think it’s useful though just to give you …

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