My Game Company is a small independent game development studio,
founded in 2003 by one man and his wife. My mission is simple: I want to
parents find good computer games for themselves and their children.
When I look at computer games on
store shelves, I don't see a lot of decent games for children. Oh,
there's usually a section of games designed for very small
children (5 and under), but most of the others are violent,
promote criminal behavior, or contain material that I find
offensive (like foul language, crass humor, or suggestive themes).
I don't see much for boys and girls between the ages of 6-14, and
frankly I don't see many games that I would care to play myself.
And I discovered that many parents feel the same way I do.
So my Christian beliefs
motivated me to do something about it. I left behind a 15-year
career as a professional software engineer, where I earned a nice
salary and only worked 40 hours per week, and started my own
company. I now use all of my experience and skills to write
family-friendly games for both kids and adults. And I scour the Internet looking for
family-friendly games produced by other companies that I can add to my growing
catalog*. Some people may think I'm crazy for doing this, and I'll
admit that some months we struggle. But I love writing games, and
I love the frequent e-mails from grateful parents who tell me that
both they and their children enjoy my games.
Please note, I am not a big
company. I am literally a one-man operation, and all of my
games are self-funded. But even though I don't have a million
dollar budget for slick 3D graphics, you'll find my games to be
just as fun as those made by larger companies. And I continue to
provide updates for all my games, even years after their original
release, with support for newer operating systems, bug fixes, and
new features (including some features that players request). Best
of all, if you ever run into a problem with one of my games, I
will personally help you solve it!
The downside to being an independent company is
that it is hard to get noticed. I don't have a big advertising budget, and most
publishers aren't interested in games for kids ages
6-14. So if you like what I'm doing, please support
me by buying my games and telling your friends
about my web site!
And if you like my games, drop me a
note and tell me - your encouraging letter or e-mail will make my
day! You can reach me through post or e-mail:
Mesa, California 91943-2306 USA
One more thing: please don't pirate
my games. I'm not a big company that can't be hurt by piracy. I'm
just one guy trying to earn a living by doing what I love: writing
games. If you don't buy my games, I don't eat. It's that simple.
* - If you are a developer and you have a
family-friendly game you would like to submit to us, click here.