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

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to What’s New in Game-Based Learning – our monthly series where we highlight what’s 🔥HOT🔥 in the world of educational, serious, and AR/VR games for learning! Check out our hand-picked roundup of news features and articles below, then stay tuned on the Filament Games blog for next month’s featured stories! ⤵ What If Instead …

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Speed Sketch! A Farewell to Natasha

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

They say all good things must come to an end – and it seems Game Artist Natasha Soglin’s tenure at Filament is no exception to that rule. After 7 incredible years, 16 amazing speed sketches, and countless cherished memories, Natasha has transitioned out of her position at Filament and onto her next role at fellow …

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Game Spotlight: Race to Ratify (iCivics)

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

To ratify? Or not to ratify? These questions serve as the core foundation of Race to Ratify, iCivics’ all-new learning game designed to teach players the core concepts of the ratification debate between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists as the United States ratified its Constitution. To celebrate the launch of Race to Ratify, we sat down with …

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The Filament Games Mixtape (Vol. 1)!

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

It might be April Fool’s Day, but we’re not fooling around here: we just dropped a 🔥🔥 mixtape on SoundCloud, and it’s called the Filament Games Mixtape (Vol. 1)! Composed and arranged by Josh Bartels, the Filament Mixtape is packed with some of the hottest tracks in learning game history. Featuring timeless classics like the “Filament Overture,” “The …

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Why You Should Use Unity to Build Your Next Learning Game

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Any age, any platform, and any subject – when it comes to creating world-class games for learning and social impact, versatility is key. A vital component underlying this flexibility is our studio-wide adoption of Unity, a cross-platform game engine that we use to develop all of our learning games. In order to better understand the many justifications …

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VR for Nonprofits: Simulated Experiences, Real-World Impact

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

What’s your mission? Over the past decade, our studio has had the amazing opportunity to work with a variety of nonprofit and charity organizations from around the globe in order to help support their causes. From helping to promote intergenerational civics literacy, to boosting entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and even fostering understanding and empathy towards underserved populations, …

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Top Game-Based Learning Conferences to Attend in 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Ready to take your love of learning games to the next level? With winter winding down and warmer weather hastily approaching, we thought now would be the perfect time to round up some of our most highly anticipated game-based learning events of 2019. Check out our survey of educational game conferences below, and let us know if …

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Research Roundup: Game-Based Learning for Computer Science Education

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Game-based learning for computer science education…it’s super effective!  (Image source: Gifer) But don’t just take my word for it! Previously, our team has highlighted numerous research studies showcasing the power of learning games to improve engagement and learning outcomes among both K-12 and adult learners, as well as for more specific applications like language learning and VR for impact. Awesome, right? We think so, …

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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 …

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Game Spotlight: Columbia University’s Beats Empire

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Another month, another all-new learning game! This time, we’re shining a light on Beats Empire, a turn-based strategy game where players run a music studio and record label in a fictional city, reminiscent of New York. 🎤 Created in collaboration with Teachers College (Columbia University), UW–Madison, Georgia Tech, SRI, and Digital Promise as part of a …

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