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Demoing Your VR Game at Industry Events & Conferences

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

In my short time as a Marketing Assistant at Filament Games, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to travel the country and show off our latest VR projects at various industry trade shows and events. From showcasing our virtual reality robotics experience RoboEngineers at I/ITSEC 2017 to demoing our VR celebration of women in science Breaking Boundaries at …

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How to Get Hired at a Game Studio: Game Designer Edition

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Let’s talk about design as a job! People like to think that designers are a job defined by having neat ideas. They sit on a cushion, think of game…stuff, maybe even write it down. The developers gather around, consume the documents, eager to fulfill the prophecies from their glorious leader, and eventually, the designer is …

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How to Get Hired at a Game Studio: Art Edition

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

As the Game Art Team Lead, one of my key responsibilities is hiring and onboarding new game artists when open positions become available. I am often the first person to review incoming job applications, tasked with sifting through portfolio after portfolio in order to determine which candidates are most qualified to move forward in the …

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5 Easy Ways to Support Your Local Schools

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

As the holiday season hastily approaches and the spirit of giving fills the air, we wanted to highlight some simple ways you can play an active role in improving your local school community. No matter the size, location, or funding of your institution or district, it is likely they would joyfully welcome additional support from …

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Teach Yourself to Code for Free

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

In case you haven’t checked our careers page lately, we’re doing a lot of hiring. One thing has become increasingly apparent throughout this process – the world (and specifically Madison, WI) needs more coders! Now, we’ve already shared our thoughts on how to apply for game engineering jobs, but maybe you’re totally new to coding and …

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How to Get Hired at a Game Studio: Working with HR

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Hi, I’m Sarah! In addition to making sure the office keeps running, rearranging people’s schedules so that we can make appointments with outside clients, and running the phones, I also operate as on-site HR for Filament Games. I deal with posting jobs, job applications, and constructing offer letters. For all you job seekers out there, …

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Art Hacks: Line Art from Pencil to Screen

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

As a 14-year-old sprouting digital artist in the mid-00s, the best way I learned how to create digital art was from my peers. Not the peers I saw daily in Ms. Taylor’s 9th grade English class, mind you; I’m talking about the ever-expanding online communities of teenagers just finding out that there’s more to life …

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Gamification Done Well

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Hey friends! It’s been a long time since I’ve rapped at ya, but today I thought I’d revisit the wild, wild world of gamification. I mentioned in my previous blogoblag about gamification that it was a thing that isn’t hard to do badly. But I didn’t really get into much detail. Behold, gentle readers: this post …

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