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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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How XR Training Can Help Save Your Business Money

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Virtual and augmented reality are poised to radically transform learning and training as we know it. We think so. Others agree. And the research backs us up. But what’s more, according to a new report from interactive entertainment market intelligence firm SuperData Research, businesses who embrace technologies like AR, MR, and VR for training are predicted to save an estimated $13.5 billion dollars …

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Five Reasons Why We Love Game-Based Learning ❤️

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends of Filament! 🎮🧠💕 (Image source: Tumblr) There’s a lot to love about game-based learning – so much, in fact, that we’re spending the annual holiday of fondness and affection celebrating some of our favorite aspects of the medium. Check out our lighthearted countdown of five reasons why we love game-based learning …

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A Guide to Game-Based Learning at SXSW EDU 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Can you believe it? We’re less than one month away from SXSW EDU 2019! (Image source: Giphy) Held each year in Austin, TX from March 4–7, 2019 – the days leading up to famed interactive media, film, and music conference South By Southwest (SXSW) – the future-focused, education-themed event boasts an array of cutting-edge sessions, workshops, …

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

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to What’s New in Game-Based Learning – an all-new monthly series highlighting what’s 🔥HOT🔥 in the world of educational, serious, and AR/VR games for learning! Check out our curated roundup of news features, interviews, and articles below, then stay tuned on the Filament Games blog for next month’s featured stories! ⤵ For Today’s Kids, Playing Nintendo …

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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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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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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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Research Roundup: K-12 Game-Based Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Our team could talk all day about the many benefits of game-based learning in K-12 classrooms. From helping players develop key 21st century skills, to promoting social and emotional learning (SEL) outcomes, and even helping engage learners who struggle with more traditional instructional methods, it’s clear that educational video games hold incredible potential as teaching tools …

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