Chloe Conrod Delivers Inspirational Game Development Talk At The 2020 Christian Games Developers Conference (CGDC)

Chloe Conrod delivers an inspirational game development talk at the 2020 Christian Games Developers Conference (CGDC) on August 30, 2020! Click on the link below to view her talk on the CGDC YouTube Channel:

 

Summary of Chloe’s Talk:
Throughout the years, gaming has created a beautiful and mesmerizing way to escape the real world. Hundreds of these amazing creations have been released towards those of multiple generations, and have been used as an inspiration towards other aspiring game developers on what they may want to create. However, it is never a rare case for a game developer to feel burdened with the over-piling work that they have to face. From financial problems to feeling weighed down by the comments of our audience, to being exhausted from all of our hard work and wondering if we should start over, there are many in the gaming industry who have decided to quit. But, the truth is, our failures actually come from not realizing how close that we were to success, until we gave up. Us, being only human, need to realize how far that each and every one of us have come from where we originally started. Whether it’s been years of constantly working on a game, to just beginning to piece together what you want to create, or even having only attended this conference to spark and further your interest, each of us have something to be proud of. Now, this is where many of you may ask, “But, why me?” And to that, I will explain an even more important question, “Why not you?”

Join BibleByte Books & Games Live at the Virtual 2020 Christian Games Developers Conference (CGDC) 8-29-2020 to 8-30-2020!

Please Join BibleByte Books & Games live and online at the Virtual 2020 Christian Games Developers Conference from 8-29-2020 to 8-30-2020!  Our own Chloe Conrod will be giving an inspirational talk on Game Development on Saturday at 11:30am PST.  Click here to register for this event!

 

 

8/30/2020 – Post Conference Update!  You can watch Chloe Conrod’s Inspirational Talk by clicking on the CGDC 2020 Conference picture below:

Phil Conrod Joins the Christian Game Developer’s Conference (CGDC) Board of Directors

The Christian Game Developers Conference Board of Directors announced that they welcomed Phil Conrod as a new Board Member in 2019. Phil Conrod has been working in both Game Development and Information Technology for over forty years. In the early 1980s, he was a full-time game developer with over two dozen published titles.  After the North America Video Game Crash (1983-1985), he took a full-time technology job in Corporate America and his game publishing company became a part-time business for him. Over the past 34 years, he has served in many different IT leadership roles at several different large corporations including Sundstrand, SAFECO, Kenworth Truck Company, PACCAR and Darigold. He last served as the Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Darigold for over a decade (Got Milk?). He has also published over two dozen textbooks which are used in K-12 schools & universities to help teach App & Game programming. You can read more about his many apps, games and textbook tutorials at https://www.biblebytebooks.com and https://www.kidwaresoftware.com.

Phil is very honored and humbled to serve the Christian Game Developers Community on the CGDC Board of Directors. Please let him know how he can serve the CGDC community in this new Board Member role.

Phil Conrod and Kris Murray Host a Unity Workshop on the Unity Multipurpose Avatar (UMA ) and Navigation at the 2019 CGDC

Phil Conrod and Kris Murray Host a Unity Workshop on the Unity Multipurpose Avatar (UMA ) and Navigation at the 2019 CGDC.  The Workshop for Unity 3D to create customizable characters and get them to walk around a 3D scene. Learn the Unity Multipurpose Avatar and how to change skin and hair color, body, proportions and clothes. Take that same 3D character and set it to motion on its own using Navmesh. Preparation required: Bring a laptop, download and install Unity, and get the free Unity Assets “Standard Assets” and “UMA 2” from the Unity Asset Store. Participants should have a cursory understanding of C# scripting.

Friday, 1:15pm – 2:30pm, Trail Room (Workshop Video Streamed Below, Click Play to Begin)

CGDC 2019 Talk: Kris Murray & Phil Conrod / “Unity Workshop #1: UMA and Navigation”

Posted by The Christian Game Developers Conference on Friday, July 19, 2019

BookAuthority Selects Computer Bible Games with Java as One of the 3 Best New Java Swing Books To Read In 2019!

BookAuthority Selects our Computer Bible Games with Java as One of the 3 Best New Java Swing Books To Read In 2019!

 

BookAuthority also names Computer Bible Games with Java as One of The Best Java Swing Textbooks of All Time!

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Conrod and Kris Murray Co-Present at the 2017 CGDC – “Designing and Developing a 3D Adventure Game Using C# and Unity 3D

BibleByte Books Published Kris Murray’s Exodus: God of the Slaves Historical Christian Novel

BibleByte Books ​ published Kris Murray’s ‘ Exodus: God of the Slaves Historical Christian Novel on March 11, 2017.  The book is available in bookstores like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  It is also available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle.   You can purchase the novel as part of the Exodus Adventure Game Development bundle here.  You can follow Kris Murray’s Game Developer log and historic novel updates at his Facebook page here.

Story:  A new god comes to Egypt and sends his emissary ahead of him. A declaration of war is made that shakes the Egyptian pantheon to its core. Four young Egyptian soldiers witness the wonder as disaster upon disaster befall their homeland. Follow Yalu, Nebit, Badru, and Tau as they experience the plagues on Egypt for themselves. Yalu, a natural leader tries to survive as he attempts to overcome his past. Nebit carves out her own path with her daggers, leaving deception in her wake. Apprenticed to Pharaoh’s chief magician, Badru attempts to make sense of the battle that rages on above their heads. Tau fights on to win glory and honor for himself. How will they respond as the statues of the gods they’ve known all their lives crumble to the ground all around them? Feel how the Egyptians felt as war rages across their pantheon. Relive the familiar Exodus story set in the exotic land of Egypt from a fresh new perspective. Rediscover the wonders and signs from God of the Slaves.

Reviews:

  • The book invites you into the story through the intimacy of the characters who live it out.- – Pastor Chuck Gaines, Historian and Theologian
  • I recommend this book to anyone looking for an adventurous new take on an old story.- – Andy Hoch, Bible Study Fellowship Area Coordinator
  • It captures both the fascinating wonder and fear, which comes from searching and making sense of what has been divinely revealed.- – Pastor Glenn Pon, Chinese Grace Bible Church

 

Author’s Biography

Kris Murray is 34 years old and currently resides in Folsom California. He regularly attends weekly worship services at a non-denominational church where he helps out with music, playing violin and viola. He is also a member of Bible Study Fellowship where he volunteers teaching the Bible in the children’s program.

As a boy, he enjoyed writing and wrote numerous short stories. His mother, being a librarian, has always encouraged him to write and saved many of his school writing assignments. And now he can share them with his own six year old son to provide encouragement.

He read classic books like the Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia and was fascinated by the worlds created by J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. More recently, reading books like “The River God” by Wilbur Smith provided Kris with additional insight into the relevant time period for the book.

In addition to writing and playing music, Kris, his wife, and son, enjoy biking and hiking in the outdoors at the many natural wonders local to Northern California and beyond.

Moses’ Rod 3D Bible Adventure Game Tutorial Wins First Place For Existing Code Category at the 2016 Seattle Code For The Kingdom Hackathon!

BibleByte Books & Games’ Moses’ Rod 3D Bible Adventure Game Tutorial Wins First Place For Existing Code Category at the 2016 Seattle Code For The Kingdom Hackathon!

Phil Conrod Receives the Christian Game Developer’s Conference 2016 Barnabas Award

The Christian Game Developer’s Conference Board of Directors presented the Barnabas Award to Phil Conrod at the 2016 Christian Game Developers Conference at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon.  The Barnabas Award recognizes individual(s) who greatly contributed to the Christian Game Development Industry and/or the Christian Game Developers Conference mission.  Phil graciously accepted the award on behalf of the entire Conrod family and BibleByte Books & Games.  John, Joyce, and Phil Conrod were early pioneers in the 1980s publishing the first commercially successful Computer Bible Games series in Christian Books Stores and conferences.  Seth Crofton is pictured here presenting the Barnabas award to Phil Conrod.

 

 


Phil Conrod Delivers Opening Keynote Session at the 2016 Christian Game Developer’s Conference