Filament Games Announces Backyard Engineers Learning Game

Filament Games 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.

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.

Backyard Engineers comes with a teacher dashboard for measuring student success and an integrated, standards-based curriculum which includes hands-on activities, labs, end-of-lesson activities and two standards-based assessments.

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, visit