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Augmented Reality in 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

It’s been a big year for us in virtual reality – with a Webby win and a new PC/VR hybrid title on the way (namely, RoboCo), our VR efforts continue to pay dividends. But what about VR’s weird cousin, augmented reality? It’s been a minute since we’ve checked in on AR, and when I started…

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…

Welcome to the New Filament Games Website!

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to the new www.filamentgames.com! If you just happen to be stopping by, you might have noticed that one or two things are different about the site. In actual fact, all of the things are different about the site. But not to worry – things aren’t only different; they’re better. We’ve overhauled the site entirely,…

Organizing Engaging Events for Young People

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

I’ve recently had the privilege of participating in a number of game-based learning events for youth in the Madison area, namely through Spring Harbor Middle School and the Madison Urban League’s Spring Break Gaming and Coding Day at the Madison Central Public Library. Both events were aimed primarily at middle schoolers, with the library event inclusive…

Print Publishing in the Digital Age: An Interview with Jennifer Barney

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Today we’re interviewing Jennifer Barney, Vice President of Acquisitions & Project Management at Publications International, Filament’s partner on the recently released VR Explorations. Jennifer is a seasoned publishing industry expert, and sat down with us to share her take on the past, present, and future of print publishing in the digital age. Tell us about…

Exploring the Future of Digital Curriculum with Explorabl.es

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Remember Arne Duncan? I do. He was the Education Secretary under the Obama administration, and in 2012 he (somewhat controversially) declared that “Over the next few years, textbooks should be obsolete.” From our 2018 vantage point, this statement seems a little silly. Textbooks are still relevant to today’s schools, but I can sympathize with the…

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