Assistive Technology and Game-Based Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Assistive technology is a vital, yet under-discussed segment of the educational technology landscape. From simple, straightforward alignments to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to more complex and significant assistive hardware solutions, there are a host of ways that assistive technology can allow the disabled to participate in technology-driven pedagogies – and game-based learning is no …

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Progressive Web Apps: Pros and Cons

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

If you work in or around web technologies, you may have heard a hot new phrase getting tossed around lately: Progressive Web App (complete with its own acronym: PWA). What is a progressive web app? In short, it’s an attempt to fuse the latest modern web and native app technologies, allowing you to use a web …

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5 Amazing English Language Arts (ELA) Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

On the hunt for high-quality English language arts learning games? You’ve come to the right place! ✨ (Image source: Giphy) As you’re likely already aware, seeking out and identifying great ELA learning games can be a challenging prospect. Unlike math and science games when lend themselves in more obvious ways to game-based representation, designing English …

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UX vs. UI Design: What’s the Difference?

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Are you considering a career in UX or UI design, but are unsure of the difference between the two, or which one your interests would be best suited for? Maybe you have a product idea and are wondering if all this user-centered design mumbo-jumbo is really necessary. Or perhaps you’ve heard the terms UX and …

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Game Spotlight: Junior Achievement’s RoboSellers

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Today we’re highlighting the release of an all-new game created for our longtime partner Junior Achievement: RoboSellers, an economics and entrepreneurship learning game that teaches about the role of money in everyday life. In the game, players take on the role of a space-faring entrepreneur tasked with traveling between alien worlds, buying and selling robot …

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What’s New in Unity for 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Behold: the future of learning games! 4.5M Mesh renderers 200K Unique objects per building 100K Individual audio sources 5K Dynamic vehicles 60 FPS Mega City is a project built on our preview data oriented design tech alongside tons of optimizations we’re aiming to bring to Unity in 2019. pic.twitter.com/qIzlXlCJ2h — Unity (@unity3d) October 24, 2018 …

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Video Game Events in Wisconsin: A 2019 Calendar

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Fact: Wisconsin is an amazing place to be a video game developer, academic, and/or enthusiast. In addition to being home to a thriving game development scene supported by a robust statewide network of game design and development college programs, our beautiful state also hosts a slew of gaming-related events happening year-round! To help you navigate Wisconsin’s many …

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EdTech Predictions for 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

As we wrap yet another year of shipping industry-leading learning game titles, we thought it would be a good time to reflect and consider the coming year – after all, as I’ve said before, things change quickly in the technology industry, and educational technology is no exception. In 2018, we’ve seen our first major educational …

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