For the moment, this page will serve as a place to post links to articles, resources or videos that we feel would be of value to this community. In the future, this section will provide sessions, research material and white papers produced by or for the CGDC.
Articles to Interest and Inspire:
- Christian History Corner: JRR Tolkien & CS Lewis
One of the ongoing conversations inside CGDC is the role (or not) of allegory when it comes to christians making games. Here is a delightful look at how J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis approached the question in the realm of literature and how that brought us the two deeply spiritual worlds of Middle Earth and Narnia
- Eurogamer: Gaming For God
A well done article that brings up the recent history of Christians in gaming. The author offers a fair and balanced article. The comments...no so much. ;)
- Harvard Business Review: Meaning is The New Money
For a growing number of people, believers and non, the post-information age is driving them to seek deeper purpose in their work as opposed to just making more money. See how this broader trend is applicable to this matter of Christians working and thriving in the gaming industry.
- Relevant: The Gospel of Video Games
For a home-schooled boy growing up in the church, there is nothing more thrilling than to enter the 6th grade. Not only are you once and for all leaving the trappings of childhood behind, you are, in fact, gaining access to that most mysterious and alluring social circle, the church youth group. For the first time, you find yourself spending time with the coolest of the cool: high-schoolers. If they say something is cool, you’d better believe it’s really cool.
Websites and Blogs:
These items are ongoing sites or blogs with news, articles or something of the sort:
Forums and Groups:
Here is an incomplete list of groups and web forums that have at least some connection to Christianity and Gaming. Keep in mind we're just providing links, we don't monitor these folks. :)
I know how difficult it can be finding resources on small projects.
I also know how big of a difference good music can make in a game.
With that, I put together some of my unused music over the last year and have made a download available to everyone here on CGDC.
In it contains a variety of songs that can be used at no cost other than a credit.
I'm also offering small amounts of free service on the songs if you like one but want some edits. (Make it longer/looping/etc.)
I explain more in the pdf enclosed in the .zip file.
Hopefully you find it helpful.
Game Development Resources: