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?


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