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Pitfalls of Rigidly Following a Formalized Game Development Process

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Filament’s formal game development processes have benefited greatly from our Work-for-Hire business model. Throughout any given year a multitude of small projects have guaranteed rapid iteration on our ideas of how best to make games. I’ve always thought we’ve been reaching for the ideal. I was convinced that there was some process nirvana that was…

Taking Your Game From Version 1.0 to 2.0

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

I have written about the importance of considering cost during the early stages of project development, and provided a broad overview of what to expect during the production process. Now that you’ve officially launched the game, you may be considering taking your project to version 2.0. Before developing ideas on how to best position your project for…

Resource Roundup: Game Design and Development Colleges in Wisconsin

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

To those paying attention, it’s no secret that Madison, Wisconsin is home to a growing cluster of video game development studios – a phenomenon that we see occurring throughout the greater state, too. With the number of local community gaming events like M+DEV Conference, Madison FemDev, and Indie Arcade increasing each year, there has never been a…

Discovery Phase: A Low-Risk Introduction to Learning Game Development

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

If you or your organization hopes to create a memorable learning experience with real-world impact, game-based learning may be the medium for you. No matter the subject area, platform, or type of player, there are tons of benefits to using custom learning games including: Creating an active and engaging learning experience. Building up a learner’s…

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