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Learning from 2017’s Best Commercial Video Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds A Hunger Games-esque battle royale survival game, online shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds tasks players with a single objective: stay alive until you’re the last player standing. Each match begins with 100 players dropping out of an airplane onto a giant landmass packed with towns, farmlands, mountains, and forests – immediately thereafter, players begin fending…

Yoga For Teachers: An Interview with Breathe For Change

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

[Note: This is an interview transcript, and has been edited for length and clarity.] Breathe For Change is a growing movement of educators focused on teaching and learning for peace, love, and social justice. Their vision is to allow all people to be educated and empowered as their whole and brilliant selves in their lives, relationships,…

Designing Games & Saving Lives! An Interview with Matt Haselton

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

To celebrate the recent launch of the AppClinic series, we sat down with Matt Haselton, Game Designer at Filament Games and lead designer on Saving Lives!, AppClinic’s marquee CPR/AED learning game. We spoke with Matt about the inspiration behind the project and the particular advantages of delivering this kind of training content in a digital,…

Game-Based Learning & Clinical Practice – An Interview with Dr. Eric B. Bauman

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

For the launch of the newly minted AppClinic series of digital apps and games, today we’re interviewing Dr. Eric B. Bauman, lead at AppClinic, to learn about his work on the collection and his view of the intersection of game-based learning with healthcare and veterinary education. Let’s start with your background – tell us about your…

Getting to Know Adaptive Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

In my 2018 EdTech predictions article, I tapped personalized learning for a big year, largely because of the way that personalized learning is expected to dominate Chan Zuckerberg Ed Investments. For the uninitiated, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is the philanthropic powerhouse created by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and wields a prodigious facebook-sized largesse, so we…

Speed Sketch! Halloween 2.0

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Happy Halloween everyone! For this year’s Halloween Speed Sketch, Game Art Lead Natasha Soglin takes us on a hike through a colorful autumn forest scene. Natasha used both Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint for this sketch, so pay close attention to see if you can spot when she switches. It won’t be long until the…

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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