Filament Games Makes a Splash in Classrooms with Backyard Engineers

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Game that teaches physical science and engineering concepts becomes latest learning game title available on the Filament Learning Store in February release.

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We’re excited for the launch of Backyard Engineers, as it marks the first in a series of fun and engaging physical science learning titles to be released this year.

Filament Games, award-winning developer of educational games and curriculum, today announced the launch of physical science learning game Backyard Engineers. Designed to align with Benchmarks for Science Literacy, Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core, Backyard Engineers is the first physical science game to be officially released by the developer.

The game challenges players to create the ultimate catapult so they can win a water balloon fight with neighborhood kids. Different mechanical elements of the catapult can be customized by students, manipulating movement, accuracy, range, and damage. Each level of the game is a unique puzzle that challenges students to find the fastest and most efficient way to soak their neighbors.

Backyard Engineers comes with a teacher dashboard for measuring student success and an integrated, standards-based curriculum for educators to use that extends their students’ learning experience. The curriculum includes hands-on activities, labs, challenging end-of-lesson activities and two standards-based assessments that give teachers the tools needed to gauge student understanding and progress.

“We’re excited for the launch of Backyard Engineers, as it marks the first in a series of fun and engaging physical science learning titles to be released this year,” White said.

The game launches on the Filament Learning Store on February 18, 2015, and both educator and student accounts will be priced at $5.99 per account. For more information on the game, visit http://www.FilamentGames.com.

About Filament Games

Filament Games is a production studio that develops engaging teaching and learning games. The company’s games combine best practices in commercial game development with key concepts from the learning sciences, sparking inspiration through exploration and discovery. Filament Games works with teachers, parents and students to engineer authentic gameplay mechanics that assist educators with meeting Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core requirements, and specific learning objectives. For more information, visit http://www.FilamentGames.com.

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