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Dan White

What impact do you want to make on the world?

“Impact” is a broad term that can have diverse meanings, dependent on an organization’s resources and objectives. Like many of our partners, you might approach us with your desired impact already in mind – however, plenty of organizations come to us seeking both our game development services as well as advice on how to maximize …

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Any Platform. Any Age. Any Subject.

Since 2005, Filament Games has partnered with organizations all over the world to create more than 160+ best-in-class learning games and simulations. Our talented team of game designers, artists, engineers, and more work each day to solve complex problems and create high-quality, impact-focused digital experiences. Much has changed in the video games and education industries …

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The Return of the Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

At the recent Games for Change Festival, Constance Steinkuehler displayed Gartner’s time-honored “hype cycle” and posited that learning games are somewhere on the Slope of Enlightenment (likely closer to the Trough than the Plateau). The Game Based Learning (GBL) space is idiosyncratic and will likely have a unique adoption curve (including multiple hype cycles), but …

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How VR Changes Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developers

If you’re like me, you can’t put a VR headset on without dreaming about the possibilities for learning. From a design perspective, VR affords the opportunity to place the learner in any conceivable environment, and more importantly, to make it interactive. That’s profoundly exciting. Filament has already completed its first educational VR project for a …

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SBIR Funding: Dreadfully Wonderful

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

So, you have a brilliant product idea and you think Uncle Sam should fund it. I can’t blame you. Compared to VC money, SBIR funding comes with relatively few strings attached. Most importantly: you don’t have to give up any equity. So what’s the catch? I’m glad you asked! One, the funding rate is low (typically …

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Challenging Systems

Filament Games | Educational Game Developers

I recently delivered a talk at the National Science Teachers Association entitled “Engagement Unlocked: Using Learning Games for STEM”. I began the presentation by disavowing the title because it suggests that, up to this point, engagement has been locked up and inaccessible in schools. That’s obviously not true. Yes, I remember having to memorize the …

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