Filament Games Podcast

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FGP2-12: Talking Island & Gender Studies

This week on the Filament Games Podcast, Dr. Krista-Lee Malone joins us to discuss her work in Taiwan on a language learning MMORPG and her new research on gender and tabletop RPGs. We also revisit our discussion about modified cats and turn the tables...

FGP2-11: VR & Identity

Welcome to episode 11. This week, Engineering Director Arthur Low joins us in the studio to discuss the relationship between Virtual Reality and identity. We also try to decide on a name for a "VR room" and find out if Brandon can make a comeback in Fact...

FGP2-10: The Retro Review Carmen Sandiego

Grab your almanac, Gumshoe. Carmen's crew has performed another caper and only you can stop her. Join us for the second episode of The Retro Review as we play through the most successful learning game of all time...

FGP2-9: Crafting a Game Narrative

In episode nine of the Filament Games Podcast, co-hosts Dan Norton and Brandon Pittser dive into the concept of in-game narrative. We also learn one of Brandon's darkest secrets, what happens when nuclear materials are missing in action, and how to handle griefing...

FGP2-8: Game Art

This week the very talented Alexander S. Cooney joins us in the studio to talk about his circuitous path to Filament Games and the impact art has on gameplay. We also discuss growing potatoes indoors...

FGP2-7: Ingress & Pokémon Go

Fresh off the conference circuit, Dan and Brandon share industry trends from ISTE, IVOH, and the Games for Change Festival in addition to discussing augmented reality mobile games such as...

FGP2-6: Classcraft

Join us on an adventure to the Games for Change festival where we sat down with CEO and Founder of Classcraft Shawn Young. We chat with Shawn about how he developed Classcraft and the future of game-based learning...

FGP2-5: Are you a gamer?

This week we get a glimpse into Dan Norton’s bad lifestyle decisions and learn why Brandon calls Dan a cool futuristic cyberpunk warrior. We also dive into a riveting discussion about game structures hidden in daily life, intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation, and...

FGP2-4: Educator Insights from Miranda Salguero

The charming Miranda Salguero joins us in the studio to talk about how she uses games in the classroom and the changes she has seen in her students as a result. We also learn about Brandon's greatest ignorance and Dan suffers...

Filament Games Podcast Season Two

Welcome to season two of the Filament Games Podcast. We're glad to have you back with us as we explore the world of game-based learning. This season we're interviewing game-based learning pioneers, sitting down with teachers to learn...