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Radiance

By RadianceGameDev.com

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Description

How would Jesus approach indie game development? How does Christianity inform game development? Join our hosts as we wrestle through what it looks like to be a professional game developer and follower of Jesus.

Customer Reviews

Great concept - can't wait to see where it goes.

Obviously these folks are just getting started but I REALLY like the direction they are headed. In the past the impulse of Christian game devs has been split in two: the people making games by-christians-and-for-christians (a niche market at best) and those who chose to work diligently but nervously and secretly in the mainstream. I'm very interested to see the growth in the impulse to be both true to their hearts and also out in the world. I think it's great.
So for those in an emerging 'sub-sector' the ability to hear what others are doing and thinking is a huge boost to morale, but also to their craft.
So four stars for good intent. I'll reserve my fifth to see how the content fleshes out.
(Edited 5 episodes later)
I'm really pleased to see how this show has gone. Please keep it up.

Radiance Game Dev Podcast Review

Back in the beginning of January, my friend Josh set out with fellow adventurers and created the Radiance Podcast. The format of the podcast is simple:

- Life check-in + a brief discussion on what games everyone has been playing
- A featured guest interview that explores faith, life, and game development.
- Last but not least, an exploration of the featured game of the week. The guys dissect design elements and seek out lessons Christian game developers can learn/apply.

The Good

Perhaps I am partial because Josh is my friend, but I think he does a great job keeping things on track and offers a unique perspective. In a sea of developers, he provides the listener with a lifeline into the world of design.

For their first test season, the Radiance Podcast has featured a solid line up of guests. I have appreciated hearing their individual life stories and different expressions of faith.

The Bad

The podcast is edited in a way that does not sound natural. Laughs are cut off, potential dead air space does not exist, etc. There is a feeling of heavy production and a lack of organic sound.

Personal Preference Alert! I wish the music/interlude music sounded more game-like and less stuffy/church-like.

The End

The meat of this podcast, the interviews with the developers, are where this show shines. If it were me, I would take out the beginning “what are you playing” segment and just dive on in. For example: The GameChurch Podcast does a fantastic job of focusing on the interview portion and less on the small talk.

Bottom Line: I think Radiance Podcast needs a second season to get comfortable and find the podcast groove. The audience is out there, Radiance Podcast just needs more time to find and connect with them.

Gaming Industry meets Faith

I have thoroughly enjoyed each episode so far as the Radiance podcast team hits hard with solid questions and share the hard struggles they have gone through. Guests share meaningful stories from their own life on how they got into the gaming industry and how their faith has brought them to where they are at now. I also very much agree with the insight into the culture of games and how to think critically about them from a Christian worldview. So looking forward to the next ones!

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