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Future-Proofing Your Project

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Technology is an ever-changing landscape. There are constant stories about the death of platforms, new ‘game-changing’ software or hardware, and wild successes or tragic failures for seemingly arbitrary reasons. Let’s explore how you can mitigate those risks and develop a project that has a lifespan measured in years. Selecting Technology One of the first decisions…

Taking Your Game From Version 1.0 to 2.0

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

I have written about the importance of considering cost during the early stages of project development, and provided a broad overview of what to expect during the production process. Now that you’ve officially launched the game, you may be considering taking your project to version 2.0. Before developing ideas on how to best position your project for…

HTML5 and WebGL

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

WebGL, like HTML5, is an agreed upon standard that browser software will support. It is based on OpenGL, which is the most widely adopted graphics standard in computing. This means that instead of relying on plug-ins, modern browsers can support rich content and advanced features without installing additional software. Specifically, WebGL allows for hardware accelerated graphics…

5 Assessment Strategies in Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Every game we create at Filament Games is specifically tailored to meet pre-determined learning objectives. With this commitment to achieving learning objectives comes unique challenges in measuring the learning that occurs during gameplay. Prior to releasing games, we conduct playtests with members of our target audience and sometimes commission independent case studies that include pre…

FGP 11: Game Engines

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to Episode 11! In FGP 11, Brandon and Dan weigh in on the changes to Hearthstone and explore Amazon’s new game engine, Lumberyard. We also discuss unity vs. HTML 5, Brandon puts down his pitchfork, and we learn some super boring tidbits about Dan. Hot Topics in This Week’s Episode Lumberyard Getting the Most…

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