Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Heaven the Fantasy Game

Genesis Works, LLC, is developing Heaven the Game, and from the screenshots and videos available on their website, it looks like it could actually be fun to play as well as provide lots of cool visual effects. Although I don't understand why all the female characters look like porn stars.

But this game brings up an important question: Will it increase or decrease belief in Christianity? Genesis Works, LLC, clearly takes the Bible and Christianity seriously, and they are proudly claiming a high level of Biblical accuracy in the game. So obviously this game is intended by the developer to be an evangelistic tool and not solely a fun experience.

Having said that, it needs to be noted that this is a video game, and video games are typically considered to be the realm of fantasy and make-believe. Will people take Christianity and the Bible more or less seriously when, at Amazon.com or the local GameStop, they see Heaven the Game sitting right next to games like Fable, The Lord of the Rings, and Pokemon?

Personally, I can't decide what to predict in terms of this game's effect on faith in Christ. As an optimistic atheist, I would like to think that this video game will make Heaven and the Bible seem like myths or fantasies, but I honestly can't say that it will with confidence. At any rate, the game looks technically impressive, and if it gets good reviews upon release, I might just pirate a copy of it. Ha ha!

Dear readers, what effect do you think this game will have on belief in Heaven? Let me know in the comments section below.

9 comments:

Cat's Staff said...

I didn't know Heaven looked so Wagnerian and Aryan. There isn't much hint on the site about the gameplay...it's not hard to have nice graphics, but if the gameplay is stupid, it won't get to far.

NotZed said...

Well it's not going to be any God of War ... although the models look like they also worked on that title ;-)

Almost looks like an Aryan paradise fantasy porno. Which in some ways, is probably how some players will see it ...

Anonymous said...

GOTT MIT UNS!

Kozmonavt said...

Yeah, they'll influence children, that's pretty much certain, but with the overwhelmin selection of other game worlds it will be like spitting in a lake.

breakerslion said...

You really don't understand why the female characters look like porn stars?

http://www.xfamily.org/index.php/True_Komix_-_Little_Flirty_Fishy

Sex sells, and the end justifies the means.

Anonymous said...

And if you do, I take a hopeful approach that by a miracle you'll be caught pirating the game.

Anonymous said...

Yet another sickening example of Christianity infecting another medium in their heinous attempt to poison the minds of non-believers. Let's hope it does trivialize religion in the process.

Anonymous said...

I really don't understand how they could possibly think this will help with evangelism. Preachers are out there right now brain washing people into the belief that video games lead to witch craft and evil and sin. They probably scoff at this. Albeit I am a Christian but I am a skeptic as to the effects of this game. I like the concept and the graphics looked good, but I a a skeptic. Also, some of the preachers and pastors out there are total nut-jobs.

Anonymous said...

Atheist Phillip Pullman wrote the Golden Compass as a means to spread his ideology. So its just fair that Christians do the same.