After weeks of anticipation, it’s finally time for the Christian Game Developers Conference 2011 to begin! It’s been terrific so far, great to finally meet a whole bunch of people I’ve known online for some years now, mostly through the Christian Developers Network.

Besides the burritos, the conference began with a brief intro by Chris Skaggs of Soma Games and one of the organisers of this year’s conference. Chris was setting out some of his vision for the conference, as a place where Christian in the games industry and developers of Christian games can come together and find refreshment for their souls before being sent back out to be salt and light in their industry. He spoke of how our world, and the games industry in particular, is crying out for meaning, something that Christians are uniquely placed to provide. He laid out the challenge for us all, that if we don’t step up to the plate and provide it, other people will – games like El Shaddai, based upon the apocryphal Book of Enoch. The fact that it’s not canonical means nothing to the world at large, and the fact that it’s based upon a broadly Christian mythology, with angels and demons and so on, means that to most people, it may as well be Christian. If we don’t put our message out there clearly then it opens the door for a lot of confusion.

And yes, I am wearing my T-shirt and handing out lots of business cards :)

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One Response to And We’re Off… Christian Game Developers Conference 2011

  1. God at play says:

    It was awesome to hang out with you tonight! I look forward to more great discussion tomorrow. :)


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