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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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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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Optimizing Your EdTech Initiative to Maximize Learning Outcomes

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Most in EdTech are likely familiar with the SMART Board line of interactive software, whiteboards, and interactive displays – but did you know their parent company conducts EdTech research, too? First unveiled at ISTE 2018, SMART Technologies has released a new study detailing how various approaches to planning, implementing, and using educational technology in schools can affect …

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How to Avoid Getting Sick at Conferences

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

With E3 kicking off this week and a slew of exciting EdTech and game-based learning events like ISTE, Games for Change, and Serious Play just around the corner, it’s safe to say that the summer convention season has officially arrived! While attending such trade shows and industry events can be a blast (or tremendously stressful experience, …

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Organizing Engaging Events for Young People

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

I’ve recently had the privilege of participating in a number of game-based learning events for youth in the Madison area, namely through Spring Harbor Middle School and the Madison Urban League’s Spring Break Gaming and Coding Day at the Madison Central Public Library. Both events were aimed primarily at middle schoolers, with the library event inclusive …

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Managing Large Gamedev Projects: 3 Pro Tips

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Tackling large-scale projects can be incredibly daunting…but as an Associate Producer at Filament Games, that’s literally my job. I’m currently working on one of Filament’s biggest projects yet, and with it has emerged an entirely new set of challenges for both myself and my colleagues. When balancing large teams, long timelines, and multiple stakeholders, it’s easy …

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Resource Roundup: How to Get Hired at a Game Studio

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) reports that the US video game industry generated $36 billion in revenue in 2017, a growth of 18% from the prior year. With 2,000+ video game developers and publishers directly employing over 65,000 individuals across all 50 U.S. states (seriously, find out who’s near you using this handy interactive map), …

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