(/insert Mass We Pray joke here)
Originally reported from GamePolitics, also on Joystiq and 1up.
Article From GamePolitics:
December 10, 2009A couple things come to my mind when I see the words "Bible" and "Game" together in an article. The first video that comes to mind is from 1up's Broken Pixel series that covered Bible Adventures for the NES, the second are the two videos of Angry Video Game Nerd covering the same subject.
Left Behind Games plans on bringing its brand of Christian-infused videogames to the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360.
Left Behind is teaming up with LifeLine Studios to develop a title called Bible Adventures for both consoles. The new effort will draw content from Left Behind’s Charlie the Church Mouse series, which is currently available on the PC. Bible Adventures will “educate young children by teaching them academic lessons vital to early childhood development through Bible stories.”
Left Behind CEO Troy Lyndon added:Left Behind games is also known as Inspired Media Entertainment. In October the company announced a pilot effort to sell its religious-themed PC games in Texas-area Wal-Mart stores.
Parents and kids already love the Charlie Church Mouse Bible Adventure games for the PC. Our strategy is to follow Nintendo's example by including up to 18 story animations and mini-games, providing significant value for our customers. We expect our financial projections to grow exponentially as we transition from a PC game developer to a Wii & Xbox developer.
Granted one would figure that those games were released quite a long time ago, so I decided to check up on previous efforts from Left Behind Games.
Joking aside, what are your thoughts on religious themed games? Is there legitimate space for them to exist and compete in the mainstream gaming market? Or should they focus on their own niche-market.
Oh, and go ahead and share your idea's for bible-themed achievements here. :P