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 2016 inductees. Each inductee will receive a plaque to commemorate their status of as a Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Famer.
VeggieTales Larryboy and the Bad Apple – Crave Entertainment
VeggieTales Larryboy and the Bad Apple was a fantastic movie that families could sink their teeth into. When it was made into a game on the Playstation 2, and Gameboy Advance, families had a good, clean, and wholesome action adventure video game to play. The PS2 and GBA versions were drastically different which means families could happily purchase both games and get new and different experiences. Crave Entertainment was bold to release these games in an anti-Christian climate too. The VeggieTales Larryboy and the Bad Apple games have been huge here at Family Friendly Gaming. From the reviews to the Let’s Play video capture series, these games have shown how popular they are. Now they have earned their way into the Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Fame.
Marble Saga Kororinpa/Kororinpa Marble Mania - Hudson Entertainment
Kororinpa Marble Mania was the first Marble Madness like video game on the home consoles in some time. Marble Saga Kororinpa was the sequel to it that continued the fantastic ball rolling game play mechanics. These games are known for so much more though. They are known for letting players unlock different kinds of balls. A pig ball for example that made pig like sounds while the family member was playing. The levels also had amazing themes. These games are part of the reason the Wii became such a huge success. Kororinpa Marble Mania, and Marble Saga Kororinpa encouraged family members to do better when mistakes were made. This positive reinforcement is another reason this franchise has made it into the Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Fame.
Dora the Explorer Games - Global Star Software
Gobal Star Software made numerous Dora the Explorer video games. Some of the most memorable are Dora the Explorer Journey to the Purple Planet, Dora the Explorer Super Star Adventure, Dora’s World Adventure, and Dora the Explorer Super Spies. Kids have been able to learn wonderful lessons thanks to the Dora the Explorer games from Global Star Software. These games proved once and for all that video games for kids sell. Learning games like these have helped improve the image of the entire video game industry. We still hear from families to this day how much they enjoy the Dora the Explorer video games from Global Star Software. This company has earned its place in the Family Friendly Gaming Hall of fame.
Paul Bury - Family Friendly Gaming
What can be said about the original founder of Family Friendly Gaming that has not already been said? He prayed about the dark turn the video game industry took, and God called him to be a light in a very dark industry. The hand print of God is on Family Friendly Gaming all over the place. Paul Bury has allowed himself to be the conduit for God. From the vision to the many cool sections, Paul has risen to the occasion to bring something new, different and fresh to video game journalism. From the videos to the previews, he has kept Family Friendly Gaming within bounds. From the magazine to the e-magazine Paul Bury has worked tirelessly to serve God and the entire gaming community. Few in the video game industry have devoted themselves to God so diligently, and the industry so tirelessly. Paul Bury is a true icon in the video game industry that has earned his place in the Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Fame.
We Ski, We Ski and Snowboard – Bandai Namco Entertainment
It is always wonderful to see a fun and fresh franchise come out that has little to no bad content within it. We Ski, and then We Ski and Snowboard is one such franchise. These Wii video games showed the entire world what the Wii was capable of. These downhill video games are fun for all ages of the family. Whether you play with the Wii Balance Board or the controllers. There is so much content in this skiing and snowboarding video games. All of the different paths, and missions help these games last for months. The best part about We Ski, and We Ski and Snowboard is they feel like being on the slopes. If you can no longer physically get out there and shred on the snow, then these home console video games are the next best thing.
Pac-Man - Bandai Namco Entertainment
Who out there does not know who Pac-Man is? The yellow pellet chomper who eats ghost after eating a power pellet has been represented on a variety of systems, in a variety of games. Whether it is the Atari 2600, Gamecube, PS2, Xbox, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, Gameboy, Nintendo 3DS, and more; Pac-Man has made his impression on the video game industry. We have seen him in pinball, party, puzzle, and more games. Families have enjoyed Pac-Man for decades. Pac-Man has enjoyed the front cover of Family Friendly Gaming, and featured in a variety of different places in the e-magazine, and on the website. Bandai Namco Entertainment has lent Pac-Man to television shows, and published a long list of video games. Pac-Man has earned his way into the Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Fame.
The Game Factory
The contributions to the video game industry by The Game Factory are amazing. From Build-a-Bear A Friend Fur All Seasons to Build-a-Bear Friendship Valley. From Rubik’s World to Franklin A Birthday Surprise. From Strawberry Shortcake The Sweet Dreams Game to Babar to the Rescue. The Game Factory kept kids and families in mind with the video games they published. Their Zenses Ocean, and Zenses Rainforest games wowed and amazed us at their talent. The Game Factory made video games we could get excited about here at Family Friendly Gaming. They brought a loving and caring presence to the video game industry that is sorely missed today. The Game Factory has earned their rightful place in the Family Friendly Gaming Hall of Fame.