Over 600 million people worldwide are playing mobile games. They are your friends, your coworkers, your neighbors, and your children. We believe that the games we play matter. They shape our character and our culture. Games can build us up, or they can tear us down.
The Internet and mobile App Stores are vast, untapped resources for spreading the message of Jesus. Christians have made unprecedented strides in television, in music, and in film, but never before in the gaming industry. God has called us to change that.
With so much darkness in today's popular entertainment, why not play games that illuminate Christian beliefs and make a positive impact on believers and nonbelievers alike?
We make high-quality games that carry a powerful message for people of all ages to enjoy. By utilizing the world's largest technology platforms (like mobile phones, tablets, and Facebook) our games are touching the lives of people all over the globe.
more than 7,000,000 players and counting.
more than 16,000 decisions for Christ through our games.
the first-ever video game about jesus (journey of jesus)
the #1 christian game in the app store (stained glass)
Jenni Joseph, Executive Director
Jenni Joseph, the Executive Director of Lightside,is very passionate about sharing God’s Good News of Salvation throughout His earth. She believes it is imperative to have outlets and activities that are fun, enriching and family oriented that have the potential to open up a wide range of dialogue about God and His Word.
As a Christian, her central focus is to continue implementing Lightside’s core values and beliefs by way of high-quality, biblically authentic Christian entertainment that can be enjoyed by all ages and the entire family. For over 5 years at Lightside, Jenni has been and continues to be instrumental in bridging the desires of our community and families into our faith-based products by way of design, quality assurance, biblical veracity and product creativity.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Brent Dusing is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Lightside Games. The company is the outgrowth of his passion for quality, biblically authentic entertainment.
Before founding Lightside, Brent was the co-founder and CEO of Cellfire, the nation’s leading mobile coupon company used today at grocers like Safeway and Kroger. He started Cellfire with Preston Tollinger at the age of 26. Prior to Cellfire, Brent was a venture capitalist and also spent a year working with refugees and the homeless in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been featured on CNN.com, FoxNews.com, ABC News, and Fox Nightly News, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and other news media. Most recently, Brent has been featured in the book Finding God In Silicon Valley authored by Skip Vaccerello.
Brent has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University.
Charles Hudson is the founder and organizer of the Virtual Goods Summit and Social Gaming Summit, two of the leading conferences in the free-to-play games space. He is also a partner with SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed-stage investors in Internet and mobile startups.
Charles was the vice president of business development for Serious Business until the company was acquired by Zynga in February 2010. Prior to Serious Business, he worked for Gaia Online and Google and spent several years at In-Q-Tel, the strategic venture capital group for the Central Intelligence Agency, where he focused on identifying investment opportunities.
Charles holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelors in economics and Spanish from Stanford University.
Reverend Samuel Rodriguez has been an Assemblies of God ordained minister since the age of 23. An award-winning writer and prominent speaker, Samuel is committed to the presentation of the gospel while addressing issues such as poverty, AIDS, human trafficking, and social justice. He is the senior pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, and currently serves on various boards of leading evangelical organizations in the United States.
Samuel earned his master’s degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University, and he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in organizational management and behavior.
Alistair Begg has been in pastoral ministry since 1975. Following his graduation from the London School of Theology, he served eight years in Scotland at both Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh and Hamilton Baptist Church. In 1983 he became the senior pastor at Parkside Church near Cleveland, Ohio. He has written several books and is heard daily on the radio program “Truth For Life.” He and his wife, Susan, were married in 1975 and have three grown children.
Pastor Chris Hayward serves as the president of Cleansing Stream Ministries (CSM), a ministry dedicated to equipping local churches for biblically balanced, sound, and effective deliverance ministry. Before CSM, Chris was in pastoral ministry for 18 years, during which he founded and pastored Christian Fellowship Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He resides in Castaic, California, with his wife, Karen. They have three children and three grandchildren.
Timothy Dalrymple is the founder and CEO of Polymath Innovations, a company that assists organizations doing morally significant work with digital creative services. He seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering. He worked part time in chaplaincy for three years in a maximum security prison and has ministered in congregations in the United States and overseas. He was a managing editor of Patheos.com.
After majoring in philosophy and religious studies at Stanford University, Timothy obtained a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a doctor of philosophy in religion from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He has also studied at Oxford and two universities in China, won multiple fellowships and prizes for his essays and teaching, and published in several international commentaries on Kierkegaard.
Interested in working at lightside?
At Lightside Games, we believe that what people play matters. We’ve seen God change people’s lives through our games. Our latest offering, Stained Glass, is a fun and beautiful game that shares the Bible in a way people have never seen before. Stained Glass is demonstrating very strong engagement statistics, averaging a nearly 5-star rating, and is endorsed by many leading global organizations. The Stained Glass team includes some of the world’s foremost experts in faith-based gaming as well as two Apple Award winning members.
WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING FOR SEVERAL POSITIONS
VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT
The VP of Product will build and lead a successful product team to deliver Lightside’s Content Platform and the majority of the gaming content.
Strong leadership experience serving a product team at a technology company
A track record of hiring excellent people
An eye and evidence of releasing beautiful and fun games with exceptional user experience
Demonstration of strong creative decisions, gameplay and art design
Demonstrated success with applying process across a large team
Demonstrated ability to achieve strategic goals and innovate in a fast-paced environment, and to evolve product strategy based on research, data, and industry trends
Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and influencing skills, with proven ability to take initiative and build strong relationships. Can break down complex problems into steps that drive product development at Lightside speed
Thorough understanding of the Bible
Strong bias toward action
Leading the Product team to build a high-quality platform and games in the agreed-upon timeframe that adheres to Lightside’s core values of Fun, Beauty, Excellence, and Truth
Build a strong product team comprised of internal and external stakeholders
Work closely with the end-users to understand their needs and communicate them to the engineering team
Work with CEO, Engineering team, and other stakeholders to guide products from conception to launch
Work with a cross-functional team of artists and engineers to manage the product roadmap from development to soft launch to launch and into live operations
Define, design and manage features and functionality that support the overall strategic vision of the products – maximizing consumer engagement and retention
Lead team that creates wireframes, writes specs, A/B test, optimizes feature performance, gathers requirements, and plans product rollout to deliver high-quality games
Drive monetization strategy to maximize engagement and revenue
For our Culture
Commitment to Lightside’s Purpose
Lives a life of integrity
Treats others as they would want to be treated
For This Role
Leadership to attract and inspire the team to execute to plan
Desire to turn a Vision to Reality
Commitment to deliver
Release the Lightside content platform in 24 months with high-quality content that impacts lives with God’s Truth, delivers high consumer enthusiasm and has high economic value on an LTV to CAC ratio basis. Beautiful and fun games are at the core of our strategy.
Post-launch: Produce new content, add features to the platform and lead the Product team
CREATIVE CONTENT WRITER / GAME STORY WRITER
We are seeking a strong candidate that can collaborate with a Writing Team to plan, write, edit, and proof scripts in Lightside’s distinctive style and voice. Communicate the needs of the game audience and story to the Game Team Product Manager, guiding decisions towards the flawless fusion of story and game mechanics without any formal authority, able to study game design plan with Game Team members to ensure content accuracy and compelling narrative in game scripts. Additional responsibilities include assisting Game Team with writing, localizing and copy editing game text, provides input and offers diverse perspective when brainstorming copy with other teams, such as the Marketing Team, ensures that all of Lightside’s content is consistent in style, quality, and tone as well as other assigned duties.
Two to four years of experience in creative writing
BA or BFA in English, Communication, or Journalism
Thorough understanding of the Bible, the biblical narrative, its historical context, and the Bible as metaphor. Ability to demonstrate this understanding intelligently to a listener at any cognitive level
Demonstration of generating strong creative and imaginative ideas
The Story Writer will be the resident subject matter expert on storytelling for the game team they are assigned to. Ability to translate the needs of the story, characters, and audience to designers, artists, product managers, and programmers is a must-have
Strong creative writing skills; excellent grammar and spelling mandatory
Writing samples that will blow our socks off
Founded in March 2010 by Brent Dusing, Lightside Games seeks passionate people with extraordinary talent and a commitment to excellence. Our international team values fun and hard work as we strive to produce high-quality, transformative content that makes our players hungry for more! If you want to make fun games, create excellent content, and change the world, then Lightside may be the place for you!