When Wolfenstein Meets Genesis Chapter 6

What if the 90s computer game Wolfenstein met a Bible?

What if that Bible was opened at the story of Noah?

It seems this is what the computer game would be about:

It’s been a long journey. In just a few days, the ark doors will open and Noah, his family & the animals will be back on dry land. But the animals have become a bit restless and are out of their cages. Camels, giraffes, monkeys, kangaroos and more are wandering throughout the corridors of the ark. As Noah, it’s your job to regain order & get the animals to sleep until you leave the ark. Your only tool to accomplish this is the food you brought aboard the ark. Can it be done? You bet! But how?

And this is what it would look like.

If you feel the need to try it out, Super Noah’s Ark 3D can be found on the Steam Store.

Satan is Attacking Bible Game?

A couple of months ago software developer Phoenix Interactive launched a kickstarter campaign, to raise funds for Bible Chronicles: The Call of Abraham. The Kickstarter failed to raise the funds needed, breathecast.com have posted that:

Phoenix aimed to provide gamers a religious outlet, in a self-described digital “divine intervention” for the gaming space. Ending on March 5, Phoenix Interactive Studios was only able to only get nine people to back their ambitious Kickstarter goal. Initially the group raised $19,000 out of $100,000 on the site and they source Satan for sabotaging their progress.

According to the developers, the Devil is conspiring against them. “I believe that, 100 percent,” Richard Gaeta, a co-founder of Phoenix Interactive told Polygon. He explained that since the launch of the Kickstarter for Bible Chronicles: The Call of Abraham, trouble has come into all their lives.

“It’s very tangible,” added his business partner Martin Bertram. “From projects falling through and people that were lined up to help us make this a success falling through. Lots of factors raining down on us like fire and brimstone.”
“If Satan is rallying some of his resources to forestall, delay, or kill this project, I think, this must be a perceived threat to his kingdom,” added Ken Frech, a religious mentor to the project. “I fully would expect something like this to have spiritual warfare. Look at the gospel accounts of demons and so forth. That’s reality. Many Americans don’t believe it anymore. That doesn’t change reality.”

Read More at breathecast.com

Heres the video that they released to publicize their campaign:

 

I guess I have one question about all of this really.
Is there a market for game like this?

What Place Do Video Games Have?

@GeekDadGamer offers some thoughts on the relationship between video games and our hearts:

This got me thinking…

What place do video games have in the church? Is there a place for them?
Should we be encouraging the more mature gamers in our churches to get along side younger gamers?

Or are they just stupid?

(EDIT – Gamepeople.co.uk have looked at The Exeter Cathedral using the Flower game on PS3 – worth a watch! )