From: Lockport, NY
Recently I have been thinking about what i should design my software to, wether christian, world, or both. Also i was thinking about things i did, and didn't like about other makers games. So i decided To make a small servey, just to gather info on what people like and want from a game.
So here it is. Just reply with the info, and everyone feel free to add questions, if you can think of any.
1.) How avid a gamer do you think you are?
2.) What genre do you play? (select all the types you like.)
3.) What do you like/dislike about games in general, and in genres specific? (be as specific to what you dont like or like as possible)
4.) Do you play games made by worldly coders as much as cristian games? Would you rather play games with good morals, or ones that are full of scriptures, and other very apparent Christian stuff?
5.) Are you designing your own game?
6.) Do you think that the Christian market for games is as big as the worldly market?
7.) If your answer to 6 was yes, where are you getting your funding?
8.) What genres of music would you like to see in a game (pick top 5)
9.) If a church Funded a Game, with a one time Gift, would that be wrong?
10.) What is your age Group?
Thats all the questions i could think of. Fell free to add more q's, just make them along the same lines i made mine. Thanks anyone who helps me in this.
Peace in God,
From: Lockport, NY
|Ok, heres my info for the servey, just to give a template to follow ^_^
1. 9, im quite avid
2. RPG, strategy, Shooters, adventure
3. I like the job system from Final Fantasy 5, but dislike that they use so many evil things in the game, like death spells, and other blatently bad thiings, 5-sided stars, ect. I like puzles, and using weird tools to solve them. I dont like running into enemys you cant see. Like just walking along and randomly being attacked.
4. I play both, but enjoy the worldly ones more, because they are more challenging. I think i would play christian games, if they were up to the quality of worldly games. I like games that are morrely right, but are also focused on God. if someone made an RPG that is the daily life of a christian, that would be interesting, but i don't like games with just names of things, wiothout much content, like spiritual warfare by wisdom tree.
5. Yes, i'm currently designing a Christian fantasy RPG. I plan on making other RPG's after, but this one will be to the Whole market, Christian and non.
6. I'm not sure, i dont think so tho.
7. Christian entripenure, namely me, since im an inventor, i makethings and get money for my ideas. Not enough to support my game and publishing costs yet, but i will get there. (i'll put more on this in another post.)
8. a, b, c, d, i I like more upbeat stuff
9. i dont think so, it would be like giving to any other minestry. I think that they should not fund them on a regular basis, that could be looked on as a non profit agency funding a profit agency, which i think is against the law in some way.... Christain Bissnes people should be the main sorce i think. (correction, God is our source, so anyway he wants to get us the money, its fine by me)
it's easy as that ^_^ just fill it on out ^_^
May God blees you, with All that you need,
|1. 9, I've been gaming for around 90% of my life
2. RPG's, Strategys, 3d shooters, Hybrids
3. Over glorfied gore and sex, lack of gameplay
4. I play both Christian and Secular games, I enjoy the Secular games more because they are put together better, play better and have alot better gameplay. I'm hoping for a drastic change in the future.
5. Two Guys Software (the company I founded, co-own) is currently developing Revelation, a Hardcore Christian FPS Hybrid game.
6. No, most of it is small and friendly, which I like, it isn't as cut throat as the Secular market and I hope it stays anti-cut throat
7. I cannot share that information
8. Classical / Metal
9. I don't think so
10. I'm currently 18 years of age
From: OK, US
Never had much money for games or for the hardware that makes 'em run. Still I'll waste nights playing freeciv. But I still don't know about the latest rages, or even of past successes, because I just got started in '98.
2. I find that I enjoy platforms like Mega Man and Metroid a lot.
3. The same things that plauge the movie industry (gore, sex). Have you noticed the only things that game makers are using to defend themselves with are 1. Psychological studies (which it seems are done with biases right from the start) that show there is no link between child's violence and television violence and 2. Relative morality. All it takes is for some people high up in the media to take notice and work towards turning public opinion around (which nullifies relative morality and in addition "influences" the biases of those psychologists ).
4. I played one Christian game, it's name was Spiritual Warfare, and it was a blast (much of the fun was finding level design/programming errors as it was to finish the game). That was about 4 years ago. I played a variety of games (except rpgs) in the past.
5. Yes X 2
6. No. Maybe "could" be [as big as the Christian music industry].
7. Don't know yet. Not that far along.
8. Interesting question. I've often wondered which of my favorite bands I'd ask for some background instrumentals from. The last game which I remembered the music to was Super Metroid and that was cool ( a lot of synth chords with some futuristic chorus chord progressions). Don't know what I would want.
9. To the IRS, yes. IRS makes church lose tax-exempt status. Bad for church.
10. 19, but I'll fit into that other age bracket soon
From: Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
|> 1.) How avid a gamer do you think you are?
6 or 7
> 2.) What genre do you play? (select all the types you like.)
> 3.) What do you like/dislike about games in general, and in genres specific? (be as specific to what you dont like or like as possible)
I like eye-candy (cool visual effects). I dislike complicated or involved gameplay that takes hours to learn or do anything interesting - I like to start it up and go.
> 4.) Do you play games made by worldly coders as much as cristian games?
Yes, much more so.
> Would you rather play games with good morals, or ones that are full of scriptures, and other very apparent Christian stuff?
Not if these things are at the expense of gameplay.
> 5.) Are you designing your own game?
> 6.) Do you think that the Christian market for games is as big as the worldly market?
If done right, you can hit both markets.
> 7.) If your answer to 6 was yes, where are you getting your funding?
Do you mean question 5? Any funding is out of pocket.
> 8.) What genres of music would you like to see in a game (pick top 5)
Whatever makes it work - depends on the game. But I guess C, D, and I would be my first picks in general.
> 9.) If a church Funded a Game, with a one time Gift, would that be wrong?
> 10.) What is your age Group?
Soon to be in E.
From: Gresham, OR, US
|> 1.) How avid a gamer do you think you are?
I used to be really into video games, but since last summer I've made a commitment not to play them by myself unless it's a Christian game, because video games were distracting me from God. God called me to do it, so I did. I deleted all my computer games and I'm selling my N64. A pretty tough thing to do, but "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." So, suffice to say, I'm not the gamer I used to be, but man, God's been doing things in my life that I just can't explain in this much space. Anyway, I'd say I'm a 3 about now.
I like RPG and strategy the best. (:
I don't like games that are overly symbolic. IE, games where you go around killing demons with your "sword of the spirit." I think the idea structure for a Christian game should be something like LampQuest. LampQuest is a Christian game I have found recently, and it looks incredible. I mean, it's perfect! You really just have to see it for yourself. Go check it out at http://www.sammson.com/products/lampquest.htm The only thing is that it's not a video game. We could, however, convert it into one *grin*.
See my response to question one. I don't play worldly games anymore by myself. Target the game entirely towards Christians, and don't go halfway. Base it on spiritual growth.
Currently I do not know enough Java to make a game, but I'm learning. I'm going to make an online version of Lampquest once I learn how if no one else will.
No, but there's definetly a market.
My answer was no.
Anything that's Christian music is fine with me. (:
From: Belfast, Northern Ireland
|1. 9 - i've just stopped playing CStrike at 3.30am
2. 3D shooters and action adventures like Riven and Monkey Island
3. I can't stand badly written games that don't multitask.
4. I don't think I have ever played a christian game...
8. Classical. Especially Wagner.
10. (b) 19
[This message has been edited by rowanseymour (edited February 10, 2001).]