I wish I’d blogged about this weeks ago, but today marked the start of this year’s CDN SpeedGame Competition – an annual challenge for Christian game developers to get on and make something meaningful in a short period of time. It’s a brilliant way to grow in your abilities as a game developer, whether you’re just starting out or whether you’ve been doing it for years. Even if you think you don’t need the practice, there’s still plenty of scope for Christian game developers to explore how to communicate meaning through a fun gaming experience. I love the idea of this competition and wish more people would get involved – I wish I could get involved, but unfortunately I’m off on summer camp tomorrow so won’t be around.

This year’s selection of potential theme verses, as chosen by the community, are the following:

  • John 10:10: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
  • Proverbs 18:10: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.”
  • Proverbs 15:24: “The path of life leads upward for the prudent, that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.”

The idea is to come up with and implement a simple and manageable game concept by August 20th that somehow explores one of those verses. If you haven’t heard about it before now, it’s not too late to get involved! I think this kind of thing is a great way to develop those game development muscles and hone your instincts for fun.

Full details here.


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