Christians have had a bad rep for not creating good art. Whether it’s literal drawings, music, movies, or even video games, people are quick to point out how unentertaining a lot of their content can be.
While this can be true for some productions, it can’t be said for all. In regards to video games, I struggled to find games that included my faith in Christ and belief in God that were made with excellence. Let’s be real, video games need to be good for people to play them, especially with the competition there is out there for our time and money!
Because I have played and found some that fit that criteria, I wanted to highlight those games below. This is a list of strictly Christian based games with links to play them, as well as a list of creators or companies that you can check out for new games.
If you would like to add a game or content creator/company, let me know in the comments or message me! Always looking to add more, and I definitely have not found all of them.
Game Creators & Companies
Building games that create joy by developing relationships with God and people. Tabletop games create a unique opportunity to engage with people and topics you would never interact with otherwise. Also, games allow you to explore and learn in a way that is fun. At Chara Games, we want our games to create the opportunity to develop relationships that will bring joy to the people who are playing.
The Christian Game Developers Conference is an organization dedicated to helping Christians in the Game industry connect with, and edify each other.
We hold an annual conference for networking and learning about the latest technologies and ideas, and we also foster a passionate community year-round, as well as help facilitate smaller, localized events.
An expansive Diablo-style action-RPG set in the ancient lands of Canaan. Lead and play the five heroes, battling across exotic locations filled with archaic cultures, rich characters, and powerful artifacts.
In a region on the brink of endless war, tradition chose the weapon you wield. Your sworn allegiance compels you to fight. Honor your father’s legacy. Become a true Champion of Canaan.
An immersive, narrative videogame that retells Joel Green’s 4-year fight against cancer through about two hours of poetic, imaginative gameplay that explores themes of faith, hope and love.
Funhill Games was created in 2013 with the goal of being a publisher of fun, Biblically themed games. Since then Funhill Games has published two board games, Kings of Israel and Wisdom of Solomon, and released a video game version of Kings of Israel. Soon we will be releasing our next game, a 2-5 player deduction game called, “Disciple Detective”, along with our first puzzle!
Board Games that have been released: Wisdom of Solomon, Disciple Detective, Kings of Israel
Guardians of Ancora (Android, App Store, Kindle Fire)
Enter the wonderful world of Ancora and play your way through exciting Bible Quests. With new updates every few months, the stories of the Bible are really brought to life in new and exciting ways.
Heroes of Issachar (PC via Steam)
This game takes everything you love about classic city-builders and puts a crossbow in your hand to defend the kingdom you have built and extinguish the enemy from the land by raising up an army and recruiting other heroes to join the fight.
An online adventure game created by Scarlet City Studios as an evolution of the work of the Postal Sunday School Movement, a charitable New Zealand organisation who commissioned the project.
A Christian-themed video game for MS-DOS which was also released unofficially for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was developed by the biblical video game producer Wisdom Tree and released in 1994.
Spiritual Warfare & Wisdom Tree Collection (PC via Steam)
Spiritual Warfare is a Zelda-like overhead action game where you play as a soldier of God, fighting the forces of darkness in various parts of a modern city to find the armor of God, each one guarded by increasingly difficult demon bosses. The game includes other 3 Popular Wisdom Tree games: Bible Adventures, Joshua, and Exodus!