This is my local videogame fellowship of faith.

Intertain is a ministry of Christian gamers based in Sydney that aims for…

  1. Mature engagement with interactive media.
  2. Discussion on how gaming and theology intertwine.
  3. Friendship built upon genuine interconnections.

Our main Chapters focus on thematic exploration, during which we play and discuss several videogames that resonate with the theme, either by their narrative content, gameplay system, world design, or mechanical configuration. The leaders ask a question or two in every segment to guide conversation, and provide relevant biblical perspectives or other resources to spark further thought and understanding. It always ends with a games giveaway.

The following is a list of past sessions with links to detailed logs:

Chapter 01Unity

  • World of Goo
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Trine 2

Chapter 02Identity

  • The Swapper
  • The Walking Dead
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Chapter 03War

  • This War of Mine
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Chapter 04Freedom

  • Flower
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Chapter 05Marriage

  • Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Chapter 06Changes

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • The Yawhg
  • Unravel

Chapter 07Destiny

  • Tharsis
  • Broken Age
  • The Stanley Parable

Chapter 08Creation

  • Abzû
  • No Man’s Sky
  • The Beginner’s Guide
  • Tricky Towers

Chapter 09Death

  • Race the Sun
  • I Expect You to Die
  • Manual Samuel
  • Dark Souls III

Chapter 10Perspective

  • The Playroom VR
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Screencheat
  • Fez

Chapter 11Food

  • 1-2-Switch
  • Battle Chef Brigade
  • I Am Bread
  • Overcooked

Chapter 12Survival

  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • God of War
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse
  • Frostpunk

Chapter 13Power

  • Tembo the Badass Elephant
  • Spider-Man
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

Chapter 14Children

  • The Gardens Between
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
  • Think of the Children

Chapter 15Friends

  • Sportsfriends
  • Push Me Pull You
  • Snipperclips Plus
  • Heave Ho

Chapter 16Light

  • Felix the Reaper
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Black & White Bushido
  • Gris

Chapter 17Home

  • What the Golf?
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Untitled Goose Game
  • Ghost of Tsushima

Chapter 18Progress

  • Baba Is You
  • It Takes Two
  • RPG Time: The Legend of Wright
  • Astro’s Playroom

The Spotlight sessions of Intertain give participants the chance to focus on playing one videogame thoroughly, from beginning to end if possible. Appreciation of a single, focused experience leads us to a cohesive understanding of its creative vision and provides the context for deeper discussions.

Spotlight 01What Remains of Edith Finch

Spotlight 02Twelve Minutes