The Serpent & The Seed

From the Garden of Eden to the End of the World, Discipleship Tech is creating a mobile game experience to help you explore the meaning of life.

A mobile game experience that explores life's deepest questions, for ages 9+

Why is the world the way it is? Why is there so much incredible beauty and yet also so much ugliness - even within my own heart? Constantly scrolling through our social media feeds allows us to push such questions aside. We want to give people the space to explore those questions, and what an old forgotten book has to say to us today.

Andy Geers

"For the last seventeen years, I've been pondering how to use the medium of mobile games to help people explore the Bible. With this mobile experience we have the opportunity to create something profoundly meaningful that invites people to slow down and ask those deeper questions about life & about ourselves - and ultimately to point people to Christ and the hope that is found in him alone."

Andy Geers

Creator of PrayerMate & Founder of Discipleship Tech


A quarter of the UK population are "open to the Bible and finding out more" according to the Bible Society's "Lumino" research project


This prompted our friend Robin Ham to write this: "Biblical illiteracy is not going to simply be solved by ‘more Bible’. I think the real challenge of biblical illiteracy is moving beyond familiarity with Bible stories to introducing people to the Bible’s big story.... the goal ... isn’t just so that people know how Genesis to Revelation all fits together. We’re doing it because this story of God is the very thing our fractured world needs right now. As an article in the Irish Times put it a few years back, our crisis of identify shows we’re desperate for a ‘meaningful narrative about who we are’”1.

This sparked the idea for The Serpent & The Seed: an adventure game with a difference. Walk through the pages of scripture, take in the beautiful sights and sounds, and along the way you may just discover your own place in the universe and the only source of lasting hope.

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About The Team

Game Design

Game Design by Dan Gould

We've been working with experienced game designer Dan Gould, who formerly worked with studios such as EA and Frontier Development, before going to study theology at Oak Hill College in London and serving as a missionary overseas. We have focussed on "Act 1" of the game, as the player explores the Garden of Eden and what the world was like before the fall of humanity.

Concept Art

Artwork by Daniel Starling

We are privileged to be working with talented game artist & part-time youth worker Daniel Starling to set the overall art style and creating the final game elements.

Music by Poor Bishop Hooper

Music by Poor Bishop Hooper

The music will be a leading character in this mobile experience, rather than a mere background part. We are privileged to have the amazing duo Poor Bishop Hooper2 involved writing the music. Through the soundtrack and some hauntingly beautiful songs, the music will invite players to engage emotionally with the realities they discover in this ancient book.

Screenshot 1

Game Programming
by Andy Geers

Work is now well under way building Act 1 of the game using the Unity game engine. This will allow us to make the game available on as wide a range of platforms as possible once the game is complete. Andy has been building games as a hobby since he was five years old.

But we are going to need your help.

Ways to help

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Pray

"Unless the Lord builds the house, the labourers labour in vain" (Ps 127). Please join with us in praying for the success of this project, and that ultimately it will honour the Lord.

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Spread the Word

Tell your friends. Tell your pastor. Tell your kids. We need your help to get the word out there about the project.

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4. How to donate to Discipleship Tech

We estimate that the project will cost up to £50,000 ($70.5k) on top of our regular ministry costs. Your donations can help make this dream become reality.

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£17,966 raised as of 16th September 2021

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Frequently asked questions

  • How will the game work?
    We are creating an adventure game, where you find yourself in the Garden of Eden. As you explore this amazing world you meet Adam & Eve and find out more about how they got there and the job they have been given to do. We will leave you to guess what happens after that!
  • What age is the project aimed at?
    Although formally we are pitching the game at "9+", ultimately we are seeking to build a game that we want to play ourselves, and we hope that people of all ages will enjoy it.
  • What platforms will the game be available for?
    Initially we are targeting mobile platforms (specifically iOS and Android) but we hope to make it available more widely after that, e.g. Windows / Mac and any other platforms that there is sufficient demand for.
  • How much will the game cost?
    Discipleship Tech is a registered charity and will be making the game available free of charge, without any kind of in-app purchases. We want as many people as possible to experience the life-changing story of the Bible, and we don't want cost to be a barrier to that! That's why we need to raise the funding up-front via donations.
  • When will it be ready?
    This is an ambitious project, and we want it to be done to a standard of excellence, which takes time. We will share more details about proposed release dates as the project develops.

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1 Quote taken from Robin Ham's "5 Reflections from Bible Society’s Lumino Research"
2 Find out more about Poor Bishop Hooper on their website or watch this incredible live performance of their song "Christ" based upon Matthew's genealogy of Jesus. You won't regret it!

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