register

posted by MarkJMiller in Religion

Jesus: The Video Game

May 15, 2012

A Facebook game called Journey of Jesus: The Calling was released on Facebook yesterday.

According the the app's description, the game is "a fun adventure in the Gospel story. Follow Jesus, accomplish missions, be a part of miracles, and fulfill your calling!"

Though it sounds nice enough initially, I'm a little put off by the cartoony, superficial way Jesus and his stories are portrayed. Though I haven't played the game myself yet, images like this make me think the game makers aren't taking their plot seriously, or are completely missing the point.

 

 

I have no problem with cartoon depictions of Jesus, and think video games can be a useful education tool for everything from problem solving to history to math. But I can't shake the feeling that this is just another cheap, Jesus-flavored money grab.

What do you think about the idea of a Christian video game? Should subjects like this be limited to Sunday school? Will you be playing Jesus: The Calling?

 

Replies- Please Read The Terms of Service Before Posting:

 

Find us on Facebook & Twitter

Find us on Facebook Find us on Twitter

blogs

  • Andrew
    Shearer

    Blog: Watching movies by myself

    Summary:  I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie