Kasey_Dee wrote:Hello fellow game devs!
I'm using Unity game engine and as an indie, I purchase assets from the asset store as I can't make all these models myself (I work full-time in an unrelated field and am the family income source).
Often I feel guilty purchasing assets as the Bible states to "Lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven". I do wish to live for eternity and not items on earth "where moth and thieves".
I want to use my game dev talents for the glory of God, but I don't want to use that to "justify" purchasing assets instead of giving it to missions (which I try to do, too). Or should I "deny myself" and put my money into missions instead of game assets and tools. I love game development and that's where my "after work" time goes. But I feel guilty about it. Is this my "talent" given by God or...?
A bible verse comes to mind, Romans 14:23: “But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.”
I say; pray about it. I do not want to make you do something that go against your conscience.
But here is a thought: If you buy a cookie, do you feel bad that you did not give that money to offertory? We humans spend money on a lot of unnecessary fun stuff – also Christians, also me. But I do not think developing christian games is unnecessary. Perhaps one lost soul will see the light through one of your games or a Christian with little faith will be strengthened because of your game.
Pray about it until you are confident how you should act.