Register For the 2024 Christian Game Developers Conference

Join Us July 11 - 13, 2024

We are excited to announce the 2024 Christian Game Developers Conference. We are thrilled to bring the community together in-person once again at Azusa Pacific University. Please consider joining us. We can’t wait to connect you with other Christian game developers who share your passion for Jesus and building original games! Get your tickets to ensure you can enjoy faith, food, fun, and fellowship.

Meals and Lodging are optional.

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Now that you're all signed up, check out who this year's keynote and featured speakers are!​

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Keynote Speaker

Why a Christian Game Developer's Conference?

Christians often seek out our community because they feel a profound calling to create games. Most Christian game developers have a vision for impacting the world through the games they’re creating. But these developers also tell us they feel lonely, isolated, and disconnected. We believe everyone’s work improves when we spend time together, sharing our passion and passing on the knowledge we’ve gained through our experiences. 

The friendships forged at the annual Christian Game Developers Conference have resulted in the formation of studios and the development of countless games. We are all better together, and the annual in-person conference gives us a chance to reconnect with old friends, make a few new ones, and call each other higher as we share what we’ve been working on. We hope you’ll come see what it’s all about. We can’t wait to meet you!


Alex Magnus Lehmann

Head of Creative Department

Riot Games

Brent Batas

Brent Batas

Talk Title

Duration: 50 minute

Brent is a husband, a father, and the founder/director of AutoAttack Games, a fully-remote studio whose flagship game Legion TD 2 has sold 500,000+ copies on Steam and continues to be played by tens of thousands of players. He also made the original Legion TD, a mod for Warcraft 3, which has been played by a few million people.

Vanessa Lane

Talk Title

Duration: 50 minute

Vanessa is the COO and Co-Founder of BetterPlay Studios whose mission is to make video games that improve your mental health. They recently released KOZEE, a subscription gaming platform focused on the health benefits of cozy games.

Herve Gomez

Talk Title

Duration: 50 minute

Bubba Gaedert

Bubba Gaeddert

Talk Title

Duration: 50 minute

Bubba is a professional broadcaster, host, consultant, entrepreneur, content creator, and veteran event manager. His main focus is on gaming, esports, education, and technology. He has worked in radio, television, live streaming and is the founder of the Jolumi Media firm (Joe-lou-me), where he consults for multiple esports, gaming, sports, tech, and education companies. He has been a gamer and self-proclaimed NERD ever since he was a kid when his dad managed Radio Shacks in Oklahoma. 

Bubba has been an adjunct professor in higher-ed since 2013, and worked in the non-profit and traditional sports industry for over 22 years with the YMCA, NCAA, NAIA, Parks and Recs, Sports Commissions, and the Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, he helped create the non-profit 501(c)3 charity the Videogames and Esports Foundation (VEF), and a year later took the reigns as the Executive Director.

Alexander James

Alexander James

Talk Title

Duration: 50 minute

Alexander James is a man of many talents and accomplishments. He was born and raised in South LA and has used his experiences to become a successful poet, father, pastor, truth teller, and professional in his field.

As a 2022 Addy and Webby Award-winning poet, Alexander has made a name for himself in the creative world. He has also become a respected Poetry Coach, helping aspiring poets develop their skills and share their unique voices.

Alexander has performed with some of the most renowned poets and speakers of our time, including Rudy Francisco, Propaganda, Derek Minor, and Dr. Cornell West. His talent and ability to connect with his audience have made him a sought-after performer and speaker.


Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta Ave

Azusa, CA 91702


CGDC has been a blessing! I love the God-centered perspective, the relaxed atmosphere, and the awesome people I get to meet and visit with! I really look forward to attending every year.
Erin Marantette
CGDC is a highlight of every summer for me! It’s so refreshing to spend time with people who are passionate about God AND creating great games. The community I’ve found there has been life-changing. The talks are inspiring. I can’t say enough good things about this conference!
Chera Meredith
Since I was a little kid, I felt God had put a calling on my life to create video games-- "Doing what Tolkien and Lewis did in Literature, but through games." I also felt completely alone in that calling. I finally heard about CGDC and attended in 2016. Every opportunity I've had for getting projects funded, and ultimately co-founding a studio has come as a direct result of connecting with this community.
Jeff Neet


We believe in the importance of breaking bread together. So, every year, the price of the conference includes three meals a day on-site.  And we typically arrange a dinner out on one of the three days. You will have an opportunity to list any allergies or special dietary needs in your registration. The meal-time conversations are a great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about the exciting work being done by fellow Christian across the games industry.


The focus of the conference is connecting people. So we’ll spend a lot of time getting to know one another through structured sessions and activities and well as unstructured down-time. People often tell us that the time they spend building relationships after the official agenda ends for the day is their most memorable time at the conference.


We know that your family plays a huge role in supporting you as a game developer. So, we actively encourage game developers to bring their families with them to the conference. Spouses and children who attend will have the opportunity to meet other family members of game developers. And we’ve found that children tend to be some of the best “testers” of the in-development games being demonstrated at the conference, as kids are quick to offer their feedback and ideas for improvement. Families can stay together in the on-campus dormitory housing, and families attending with a game developer can participate in the conference at a discounted rate.