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Virtual Reality for Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We’ve talked before about virtual reality and the unique impact it could have on the education space. Now that the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have both shipped, we asked some of the talented game developers here at the Filament Games studio for their perspectives on how VR might or might not be used in the classroom. Alexander…

The 4 P’s of Designing Learning Games with Impact

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

iCivics is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources. Their platform has more than 7 million registered students and 100,000 registered teachers in all 50 United States. The article below is written by iCivics Director of Content Carrie Ray-Hill and shares valuable insights into creating mission-driven game-based learning tools.…

Highlights from a Decade of Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

What does a decade of learning games look like? Filament Games has been around making learning games and taking names since 2005, which was so long ago that smartphones weren’t even a thing at the time. A lot has changed about the world since then, and correspondingly, a lot has changed about how we design…

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…

Game-Based Learning for Homeschoolers: A How-To Guide

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Our team spends a lot of time guiding teachers through the process of implementing high-quality learning games in their K12 classrooms – but we simply can’t forget about our homeschooling friends! Which is exactly why we created this article: a complete how-to guide for getting started with our award-winning library of Filament Learning games! Let’s jump…

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

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to this month’s iteration of What’s New in Game-Based Learning – your trusted destination for the latest news and updates on all things educational, serious, and AR/VR games for learning! Check out our hand-picked selection of news features, interviews, and articles below, then stay tuned on the Filament Games blog for next month’s featured stories! ⤵ University Students…

5 Essential Educational Games for Oculus Go

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

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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