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Video Games and Mental Health

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Today, we’re stepping away from our usual focus on games for learning, instead highlighting a burgeoning field of serious games research: the intersection of mental health and gaming. Research supports the potential of video games as an appealing, engaging, and effective tool for promoting both mental health treatment outcomes and awareness among the general public …

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

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Friends of Filament, fans of games for impact, and AR/VR for education fiends – welcome to What’s New in Game-Based Learning! A monthly recap of the 🔥hottest🔥 news stories, interviews, and announcements from the world of digital play, our series aims to help you stay informed of the latest trends in our industry. Check out …

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5 Essential Educational Games for Oculus Go

Filament Games | Educational Game Developers

Within the context of today’s VR hardware landscape, many immersive entertainment enthusiasts have their sights set on the latest and greatest headsets like the Oculus Quest, Vive Cosmos, and Valve Index. While we’re certainly intrigued by the affordances offered by these new cutting-edge devices, today we’re turning our attention towards a different beast entirely: the …

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How XR Training Can Help Save Your Business Money

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Virtual and augmented reality are poised to radically transform learning and training as we know it. We think so. Others agree. And the research backs us up. But what’s more, according to a new report from interactive entertainment market intelligence firm SuperData Research, businesses who embrace technologies like AR, MR, and VR for training are predicted to save an estimated $13.5 billion dollars …

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A Look Back at Our 2018 Game Releases

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

At Filament Games, we strive to create playful experiences that improve people’s lives- that’s why we made it our mission statement! If there’s one thing we’ve mastered in our 13-year history, it’s creating meaningful and impactful learning games, training sims, apps, and AR/VR experiences across all platforms, age groups, and all subject areas – be sure to …

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Research Roundup: Corporate Training and Adult Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

No matter the player’s age, game platform, or subject matter, digital games have the power to effortlessly immerse players in complex problem-solving for long stretches of time – making them ideal for engaging young learners and teaching key 21st century skills. But did you know that game-based learning can lead to enhanced learning outcomes for adults, …

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Instructional Designers: Level Up Your eLearning Content with Learning Games!

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Instructional designers are experts in the art of making information understandable, consumable, and retainable. They have the very difficult task of handling large volumes of complex information that has to be distilled into slides, visuals, and different kinds of eLearning formats. As the features in self-authoring tools like Adobe Captivate have evolved, many instructional designers can …

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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-Based Learning Applications: CPR Training

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

The American Heart Association reports that more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the United States, with a mere 12% of afflicted individuals surviving such an event. While survival rates are dramatically increased for those who receive immediate CPR attention from a bystander, the fact remains that less than 1 in 5 American adults …

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