The one year game develpoment duel

Who is Chris Campbell

Hey there, I’m Chris! I live in Tampa, FL, am the father of two energetic children and husband to the best wife ever. When I’m not writing code or playing video games you can usually find me running, nerding out, or hanging with my family.

I’m a web developer by trade and was part of the founding team behind Wufoo.com, an online form builder that was acquired by SurveyMonkey.com. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to revisit my career path and while the web has been great to me, game development has been calling my name for a long time. My past was written in PHP and SQL, but I’m hoping my future will be etched in AI and Sprites.


  • I currently play TitanFall, Banner Saga, Great Little War Game
  • I’ve loved playing Everquest, CounterStrike, Might and Magic
  • I listen to Girl Talk, Green Day, Podcasts
  • I fear Ghosts and aliens. Especially alien ghosts.
  • I relax by Running, Reading & Gaming
  • I watch Vikings, House of Cards, ESPN, Survival shows that help me prepare for the inevitable Zombie apocolypse.
  • I read Scifi/Fantasy, History
  • I procrastinate on Reddit
  • The future plays out like Battlestar Galactica. Kinda industrial and grungy but with badass technology.

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What's this contest about?

Armed with little to no game development experience, the Brothers Campbell are attempting to make video games for a living. We believe the best way for us to learn is to do what comes naturally to brothers — Compete! The challenge is to see who can make the most successful video game on a budget of $25,000 and in one year’s time. The duel begins on April 7th, 2014 and we'll be documenting the journey.


How will you determine the winner?

It’s simple. The most profitable game wins. We’ll have 6 months to market the game after the one year development deadline on April 7th, 2015.

Learn more about the competition

The Enemy

Ryan is younger than me and like many younger brothers, he carries a chip on his shoulder due to lost childhood competitions. Ryan may be a better programmer coming into this, but I think my wisdom and veteran tactics will once again win the day.

Learn about Sir Ryan