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2023 Christian Game Developers Conference
July 20 - July 22
We are excited to announce the 2023 Christian Game Developers Conference. We are thrilled to bring the community together in-person once again at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. Please consider joining us. We can’t wait to connect you with other Christian game developers who share your passion for Jesus and building original games!
Complete your registration in three easy steps!
Register for the Conference
Start by getting your ticket to ensure you can enjoy faith, food, fun, fellowship and participate in the expo hall this year!
Pay for your Dormitory
If you'd like a place to stay during the conference, you'll need to reserve a dormitory! Let's handle that now.
View the Schedule
Now that you're all signed up and have your lodging taken care of, check out who this year's keynote and featured speakers are!
Enter the Exposition (Optional)
If you'd like to show off your game or game prototype, which can be either digital or physical, in order to gain feedback and test players, please let us know in advance! Entry is FREE and we provide some basic amenities.
See you at the conference!
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA 91702
Alex Magnus Lehmann
Head of Creative Department
Why a Christian Game Developer's Conference?
Christians often seek out our community because they feel a profound calling to create games. Most Christian game developers have a vision for impacting the world through the games they’re creating. But these developers also tell us they feel lonely, isolated, and disconnected. We believe everyone’s work improves when we spend time together, sharing our passion and passing on the knowledge we’ve gained through our experiences.
The friendships forged at the annual Christian Game Developers Conference have resulted in the formation of studios and the development of countless games. We are all better together, and the annual in-person conference gives us a chance to reconnect with old friends, make a few new ones, and call each other higher as we share what we’ve been working on. We hope you’ll come see what it’s all about. We can’t wait to meet you!
We believe in the importance of breaking bread together. So, every year, the price of the conference includes three meals a day on-site. And we typically arrange a dinner out on one of the three days. You will have an opportunity to list any allergies or special dietary needs in your registration. The meal-time conversations are a great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about the exciting work being done by fellow Christian across the games industry.
The focus of the conference is connecting people. So we’ll spend a lot of time getting to know one another through structured sessions and activities and well as unstructured down-time. People often tell us that the time they spend building relationships after the official agenda ends for the day is their most memorable time at the conference.
We know that your family plays a huge role in supporting you as a game developer. So, we actively encourage game developers to bring their families with them to the conference. Spouses and children who attend will have the opportunity to meet other family members of game developers. And we’ve found that children tend to be some of the best “testers” of the in-development games being demonstrated at the conference, as kids are quick to offer their feedback and ideas for improvement. Families can stay together in the on-campus dormitory housing, and families attending with a game developer can participate in the conference at a discounted rate.
The Forerunners Gospel Game Jam
Duration: 50 minute
The Forerunners Gospel is a trilogy of faith based fictional action strategy mobile video games. We are hosting a live competition where players compete in completing the first 3 levels of the game. We show a preview and introduction of the game levels via YouTube. Players will download and play the game and screen shot their fastest times. Using discord, players will post the screen shots of their fastest times. The top 2 times will win prizes including gift cards and custom merch from us.
For more info on The Forerunners Gospel, visit:
Ken is an award winning Director, visual artist and game designer based in Los Angeles. He studied interactive media and game design from USC, the number one games school in the world. Ken makes educational and faith based content using film, animation and video games with the goal of making learning fun. He is the CEO Director of his startup production company, the Books of Egu.
Motif Mo' Fun!
Duration: 50 minute
This session highlights the compositional value of motivic saturation. By looking at the speaker’s musical compositions from three distinct games (Dreams and Nightmares, Fat Roll, and Breaker’s World), we will explore the concept of adaptive audio in the realm of game music and its implication for motivic development. We will also see how the compositional process can be informed by both the features and limitations of each game.
Kyle Griffith is a Seattle-based composer who makes music for film and video games. His scores enhance, support, or redirect the emotional content of the medium. He is particularly intrigued by the intricacies that adaptive music can provide in regards to formal structure variation and melodic modification.