Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Fame
Since 1998 those of involved
with Family Friendly Gaming have been promoting good
games for families. We have been involved in the
industry for decades. We are constantly honoring
good games for families. The Holy Bible has been the
set in stone standards we have applied to the
definitions we use. Covering these games in a wide
variety of forms has been the order of the day for
these games. We wanted to do something additional,
and special for some of the best of the best. Yes we
have a rarely given seal of approval.
What about something else though? Some companies and some franchises deserve a lifetime achievement award. Which is usually given when that lifetime is over with. In video games a franchise can come back. Companies can come back. So after much prayer, fasting, and earnestly seeking God's will we have an exciting announcement. Welcome to the Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Fame. Here are the in year of our Lord 2014 inductees. Each inductee will be sent a plaque to commemorate their status of as a Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Famer.
Motion Controls - Nintendo
Nintendo shook up the landscape of the video game industry with the launch of the Wii. This home console system got lazy gamers off the couch and made them move around while playing. Calories were dropped, and exercise was gained thanks to video games. Motion controls helped people with arthritis, and injuries. Now they could play their favorite sports without the nasty physical wear and tear of the real things. Nintendo launched a video game revolution with Motion Controls that improved the lives of millions. Families continue to appreciate the contribution Nintendo made in this area, and it earns them a place in the Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Fame. Congratulations to this technology and company for being one of the 2014 inductees into the Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Fame.
8-bit Christian games (Wisdom Tree)
It is also appropriate to pay honor and homage to the pioneers. Wisdom Tree is the pioneer of Christian video games. They are the rock stars of Christian video games because they were the first to have the vision. They knew good Christian video games could be made, and put out there for the public to purchase. Even with the video game industry being bigoted against Christians, Wisdom Tree got their wonderful games into the hands of millions. Their perseverance and vision is an example to all of the rest of us in this day and age. They are long overdue in the Hall of Fame. Brenda Huff is the current owner. Congratulations to this company for being one of the 2014 inductees into the Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Fame.
Tim Emmerich – CGDC and Graceworks Interactive
There are giants in the video game industry. There are great men and women in the video game industry. They all pale in comparison to Tim Emmerich. He is a true leader within the video game industry. He cares about others. He cares about God. He cares about the right and important things. He will openly and quickly admit he is human. He does not hide or shy away from his mistakes. Tim Emmerich is one of the most amazing men in the entire video game industry. His insight, intelligence, perseverance, kindness, and helpful attitude is an example to all of us. He works with the Christian Game Developers Conference, Graceworks Interactive, and has a day job. Tim does more in a morning than some people do all week long. Tim embodies what it means to be a Hall of Famer. Congratulations to this man for being one of the 2014 inductees into the Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Fame.
Cheryl Gress – Christ Centered Gamer
Cheryl Gress is a wife, mother, and Christian gamer. She started Christ Centered Game Reviews last century. It has since morphed into Christ Centered Gamer. She and her husband have shown what it means to serve within the video game industry. Their message boards can get spirited at times as all are welcome. The one caveat is everyone is expected to respect others – even when you disagree. Cheryl runs one of the longest running Christian gaming communities on the Internet. She was running this site way before churches would get involved. Way before youth groups would talk about it. Before most pastors even knew about video games. Cheryl has over a decade of work to attest to her heart to bring the lost to Christ. Her patience, kindness, and realness are well known. Congratulations to this woman for being one of the 2014 inductees into the Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Fame.