pictured above, an actual screenshot from the game
Here's an interesting article on the new "Left Behind" video game. (courtesy of rick p.)
My favorite excerpts:
For Christians, the idea of salvation isn't a game.
Unless, of course, they're talking about "Left Behind: Eternal Forces," a much-anticipated Christian video game in which gamers battle the bad guys with tanks, guns and prayer.
It's been in development for three years, and 40 computer whizzes are honing the game for its release. It includes 500 interactive Manhattan city blocks - "Probably the best representation of New York that's ever been in a video game," Frichner said.
Frichner won't say how much the company has spent creating "Left Behind." But, in an industry where making a top-notch game can cost $10 million or more, Frichner and Co. are banking on "Left Behind" being the best- selling Christian video game ever.
"From the New York Times review: Combines Tom Clancy like suspense with touches of romance, high-tech flash and biblical references."
This reminds me of the spam I received last week from the "Crusader Christian Financial Group." Why religious organizations continue to highlight the darkest hours of church history in their names and mascots, I just can't understand.
For that matter, I wonder what other nations (especially those we occupy) think of all our highschool mascots that have to do with warlike-barbarian-conquest (Warriors, Norsemen, Vikings, etc...)
don't believe me? Check out the games official site: http://www.leftbehindgames.com/