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The Filament Games Podcast | Season 4 Episode 1: Is This Thing On?

The Filament Games Podcast is back! 

That’s right, after a, ahem, brief four-year hiatus, season four of your favorite game-based learning podcast is here. The original hosts of the podcast, VP of Marketing Brandon Pittser and CCO Dan Norton, are back with even more game-based learning insights, incredible guest interviews, and enough antics to keep you informed and entertained all at once. Keep up with trending game industry news and all things Filament with the Filament Games podcast! 

Without further delay, here’s your reintroduction to the Filament Games Podcast. We proudly present Season 4 Episode 1: “Is This Thing On?” featuring guest and Filament Games producer, Kenny Green. This episode catches listeners up on the past 4 years and what’s been going on behind the scenes at Filament, particularly with RoboCo. We’ll be releasing new episodes on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and of course, here on the blog. Make sure to keep an eye on the blog for the next one!

Episode outline:

[0:00-1:55] Intro

[1:56-6:46] What have you been playing lately?

[6:47-10:03] Kenny’s role on the RoboCo team and how we’ve been gearing up for RoboCo’s launch

[10:04-14:07] Our work on RoboCo with FIRST® and FIRST®’s impact data

[14:08-16:20] What’s next for RoboCo?

[16:21-17:08] How to be involved in the RoboCo community: the official RoboCo discord!

[17:09-33:27] What’s going on on the work-for-hire side of Filament Games, current trends in custom game development: (games as medicine and therapy, virtual and augmented reality)

[33:28-37:41] Our work with Twin Cities Public Television and their Hero Academy Games

[37:42-40:44] Update on our work with iCivics

[40:45-43:15] Next episode teaser: Mooving Cows

[43:16-49:25] Game Design Rarities segment on Wilmot’s Warehouse and outro

That’s all for now, Filafolks! Whether you’re new to the podcast or a long-time listener, we appreciate you tuning in. We hope you enjoyed catching up with Brandon, Dan, and Kenny on all things RoboCo, Filament, and the educational games industry! If you’d like to keep up with Filament Games, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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