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Games for Change Webinar: VR for Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Want to learn more about VR for learning? CEO Dan White and VP of Sales Jennifer Javornik recently joined Games for Change for a live webinar to discuss insights gained from developing experiences across the full spectrum of VR. Using our two latest VR projects Breaking Boundaries in Science and RoboEngineers as illustrations, Dan and Jennifer discuss the unique affordances …

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VR Buying Guide Part 2: High-end, Premium Headsets

Filament Games | Educational Game Developers

Last week we offered an in-depth look at our top entry-level and mobile VR hardware recommendations. While it is incredible that immersive virtual reality experiences can be had for as low as $15, those planning on pushing their hardware to its limits by running graphically intensive VR applications like games and simulations will surely want …

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VR Buying Guide Part 1: Entry-level & Mobile Headsets

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

With the holiday gift-giving season just around the corner, we thought now would be the perfect time to offer our VR hardware recommendations. The current landscape of virtual reality headsets is diverse, exciting, and – at first glance – expensive. But fear not! Despite what you may have heard, there is a wide range of …

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VR in Medical Training: 3 Groundbreaking Applications

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Virtual reality technology is making waves in the growing field of employee training and development, with organizations like Walmart, UPS, and Farmers Insurance already embracing VR as a powerful and cost-effective teaching tool. In the coming years, as spending on corporate training rises while the cost of VR hardware declines, it is likely we will see more companies …

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A Night of VR Exploration at Madison Children’s Museum

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

I may be the office admin at Filament Games, but my background is in informal science education and I spend my weekends working at the Madison Children’s Museum as the STEM Program Specialist. The museum hosts once a month Free Family Nights and I decided to combine my two jobs for a night of fun. This …

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Meet the Expert: Virtual Reality Artist Adam Blumenthal

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We recently connected with Adam Blumenthal, a veteran of the virtual reality space, to discuss the history and future of Virtual Reality. As Brown University’s Virtual Reality Artist-in-Residence and Virtual Reality Professor of Practice, Adam provides a unique and comprehensive perspective on Virtual Reality as a medium. Tell us about yourself. What’s your background? I’ve …

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The Future of VR Controllers

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Contemporary VR control methods designed for use with Oculus Touch and HTC Vive headsets function much like traditional video game controllers, intended to be held naturally in one’s hands and operated via motion controls, joysticks, and a “grip” button used to pick up virtual objects and interact with the game world. While these control schemes …

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ESA Heartland Series: An Interview with Dan White

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Note: This interview first appeared in the Entertainment Software Association blog. Showcasing the geographic diversity of the video game industry, the Heartland Series features interviews with video game publishers, developers, and innovators from across America, highlighting the groundbreaking work and innovation they bring to every corner of the nation. This month, ESA asked Dan White, …

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Highlights from a Decade of Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

What does a decade of learning games look like? Filament Games has been around making learning games and taking names since 2005, which was so long ago that smartphones weren’t even a thing at the time. A lot has changed about the world since then, and correspondingly, a lot has changed about how we design …

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Medical Applications for Virtual Reality

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Last time I checked in on the Virtual Reality space I was looking at VR projects that were creating a positive impact on the world, and I found no shortage of material. One thing I was intrigued by was the sheer number of medical projects already underway, so I did some investigation. As it turns …

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