bdmccowan wrote:Thanks lava!
The article also makes me think about how desperately many Christian game developers are trying to escape the "preachiness" trap of their games. Could their attempt to get as far a way as possible from the trap cause the Christian undertones to become so subtle that the only Christian aspect left is the developer? If God's character can be seen in games such as Red Dead Redemption or The Walking Dead, what's the point in having the Christian game genre at all?
To some degree, I see this prevalent elsewhere. In general, there is a big movement in the direction of "I'm not a Christian, I'm a Christ-follower" -- removing the Christian label / wrapping, and instead focusing on the day-to-day.
I'm not entirely convinced that's a bad thing. There was an excellent article I read recently, and in it there was a really good quote making the argument against explicitly Christian literature, because Christians need to be in all areas of life.
Gyah, I wish I could remember where I read that, since it was a really good article.
Anyways, yeah -- that's the classic (and somewhat intentional) ambiguity in the Christian Game Developers Conference. What's "Christian"? Are these Christian Games? Or Christian Developers? The CGDC sortof catered to both -- and I think CDN does the same thing.