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Speed Sketch! Winter Wonderland

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

What better way to start the new year than with a new Speed Sketch! Follow along as Game Art Team Lead Natasha Soglin creates this this enchanting landscape. Natasha created this piece in 60 minutes to experiment with color palette and mood. Have questions for Natasha? Get in touch via Facebook or Twitter! In the mood for more Speed …

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Success Story: McGraw-Hill Education

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

McGraw-Hill Education is one of the most successful and innovative educational publishers, and we’re honored to partner with them on Inspire Science. Earlier this year we worked with the team at McGraw-Hill to create a suite of four forward-facing science games designed to help teachers engage students and improve results in STEM education. Inspire Science represents …

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Speed Sketch! Happy Thanksgiving from Filament Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We’re thankful for the organizations, educators, and administrators that have partnered with us to bring game-based learning to millions of students around the world. Throughout the course of the year we’ve had the pleasure of working with outstanding organizations such as iCivics, EkStep, and McGraw-Hill Education to create games that are used globally to teach civics, …

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Video: Who We Are

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We’re often asked what it’s like to work at Filament Games. Our answers normally fall somewhere on a spectrum between “it’s amazing because we get to work with wonderful people” to “it’s rewarding because we create learning experiences that improve people’s lives.” To give you a more precise idea of what makes Filament great, we …

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5 Reasons Why Game-based Learning Should Be Your Educator’s Next PD Day

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Research shows that teachers play a critical role in successful game-based learning programs. There’s no better way to see if a game-based learning program is right for your district than hosting a GBL professional development day! Game-based learning professional development invites teachers to try out games in a safe and supported environment, learn about game-based pedagogy, …

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Speed Sketch! Landscape Painting in Clip Studio Paint

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

In one of our previous blog posts, Game Art Team Lead Natasha Soglin reviewed Clip Studio Paint based on the recommendation of one of our LinkedIn followers. Due to the program’s user control and relatively low price point, it has worked its way into the hearts of some of our artists. In the video below, Natasha showcases …

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FGP2-15: Season II Finale

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

In the season two finale we meet Dan’s alter ego, Kat Shanahan, recap our favorite moments from season two, and look ahead to the future of the Filament Games Podcast. We also finally reveal our thoughts on No Man’s Sky, listen in on Dan’s World of Warcraft Confessional, and experience the ultimate Fact or Fabrication …

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Virtual and Augmented Reality for Businesses

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

I’ll admit it. I was a bit of a skeptic when it came to practical corporate uses for Virtual or Augmented Reality. As a marketer I’ve seen countless projects with significant potential fall flat because the focus of using cutting-edge technology isn’t on the purpose behind the project, but the technology itself. Even tech giants …

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FGP2-14: The Retro Review Math Blaster

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Join us for the last Retro Review of the season! Dan Norton, Brandon Pittser, and Matt Haselton blast some math and discuss how math education has evolved in the last few decades. Hot Topics in This Week’s Episode Retro Review: Carmen Sandiego Retro Review: Oregon Trail Math Blaster FGP2-13: Math & Learning Games   …

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FGP2-13: Math & Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

In episode thirteen of the Filament Games Podcast, we sit down with the newly “doctored” Caro Williams-Pierce to learn about the intersection of math and games. We also talk about math in other dimensions, surfing atop a flying kite, and the intricacies of being a brain in a jar. Hot Topics in This Week’s Episode …

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