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Sea of Thieves and Real Emergent Gameplay

Hey. Have you tried Sea of Thieves? It came out last year, it’s been up and down on Twitch, and I think is a pretty great game. It has some very bold and interesting design ideas that I think have relevance to our work here at Filament. First off, what is Sea of Thieves? Well, it’s a …

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What impact do you want to make on the world?

“Impact” is a broad term that can have diverse meanings, dependent on an organization’s resources and objectives. Like many of our partners, you might approach us with your desired impact already in mind – however, plenty of organizations come to us seeking both our game development services as well as advice on how to maximize …

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Any Platform. Any Age. Any Subject.

Since 2005, Filament Games has partnered with organizations all over the world to create more than 160+ best-in-class learning games and simulations. Our talented team of game designers, artists, engineers, and more work each day to solve complex problems and create high-quality, impact-focused digital experiences. Much has changed in the video games and education industries …

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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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How Researchers Can Work With An Educational Video Game Studio

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

As a mission-based for-profit company, we’re fortunate to have built strong relationships with several academic institutions working at the forefront of cutting-edge game-based learning research. Here at Filament our teams follow this research with great interest, oftentimes allowing the discoveries to reshape our own methodologies and approaches when warranted. Here are a few of our …

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It’s a Piece of Cake to Build a Pretty Game

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

(Yay-uh!) Filament makes a lot of games, which is of course pretty awesome. However, there are many times on our projects where the development timeline is complicated by the need of a client or other stakeholder to be able to evaluate (or show off) the game before it’s done. Clients of course generally understand that 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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