Unfortunately the associates degree was a focus on Web design, but I decided I wanted to get into game development. So, at this point I don't have much knowledge of the core programming languages, game engines, and 3d modeling programs. I am hoping to transfer my credits over to a university and finish with a bachelors in 2 years, while acquiring all the knowledge I need to get into the game dev industry.
Yes I am the founder of Eden Industries. I'm surprised you knew that! Thanks for the reminder to fill out my profile though. I'll definitely do that and I'm excited to get to know the folks around here.
"Nick - have you had many people playtest the game, outside of your family?"
Thanks for asking!
I've had I'd say 2 people playtest it, with me watching, but IndieDB tells me that at least 415 people have downloaded my beta. And about 13 people have told me that they played it, that I don't know in person.
My idea for a game is not a game at all. It's a grand tour of the Bible. A somewhat interactive approach; in where you're able to virtually walk through the Bible. For example: Lets say you click on to the book of Matthew. There you go on to chapter 5. There you could be a part of the crowd; sitting and listening to Jesus as He give the sermon on the mount. - Join John as he encounters the book of Revelation. - Daniel in the loins den. I'm talking touring the entire to Bible verse by verse. - Learning tool that I believe that would appeal to both the young and aging
Thank you for the nice welcome! I will post a thing or two about my game but mostly just read about what everyone else is doing and what goes on in the Christian game development world. Glad to be on board and around people of similar interests!
Thanks Tim. We're currently finalising a game 'bible' to send out to developers. In the meantime I'll look to write a little piece about where we are at with our game and boost it on the site. Would be great to get people's feedback. Btw. is there going to be a conference this year?
Just wanted to say thank you for running this site and for all you do. We're realizing how much Christians are needed in this industry and we're super excited to get started. Anyway, we appreciate what you do and look forward to meeting you (hopefully) in July! I'm also teaming up with a friend of mine here in Bozeman who has been to the conference before. Not sure if you've met Mikale but he might come to the conference too.
Hey Tim! I kind of do hahah. I'm still working on perfecting the story for a game that I want to make. I feel like it's telling my testimony of what I feel I go through art/game designing. The story will be kind of like my version of "Pilgrim's Progress", with game play like Kingdom Hearts/Final Fantasy 15. I've been stuck on the story for a while cause I can't seem to get the whole perspective on the story yet since I'm still kind of struggling in my life as well. I don't know anyone personally who does game designing and my family doesn't really have money so it feels tough trying to learn how to design games on my own. But I've had many ideas for projects, just don't have the necessarily skills yet to pull them off. But I am working hard to get to that point :)