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Tycho / on Wed, Apr 5 2006 at 3:28 pm

Curiosity Status: Piqued

As a rule, I one hundred percent do not paste press release information without significant editorial accompaniment.  I may have to ratchet that down to around 99%.

I discussed the possibilities of Christian Gaming in a newspost not too long ago, so when the following subject line spooled into my inbox, I laughed outloud.

(begin press release)

When the RTS Rapture Comes Will You be LEFT BEHIND?

E3 is set to be the stage for the public premiere of LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces, the RTS based on the wildly popular LEFT BEHIND Christian book series that will break barriers and appeal to both the traditional gamer and the Christian market.

We’d like to schedule an appointment for you to meet with the developers and see a demo for the game that is poised to be the first break-out hit for Christian gaming.

Here are some more details about LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces:

    - Conduct physical & spiritual warfare: using the power of prayer to strengthen your troops in combat and wield modern military weaponry throughout the game world
    - The first RTS where every unit has a unique identity; every character has a name and a back story, providing 1000’s of hours of interesting reading     - People are the most important commodity: players must protect the lives of their warriors and recruit “neutral” and even “evil” units to their side
    - Command your forces through battles across the most realistic depiction of New York City in any game
    - Recover ancient scriptures and witness spectacular Angelic and Demonic activity as a direct consequence of your choices.  Unlock inspirational content that makes players consider the larger concepts of good vs evil
    - Control more than 30 unit types - from Prayer Warrior and Hellraiser to Spies, Special Forces and Battle Tanks
    - Enjoy a robust single player experience across dozens of New York City maps in Story Mode - fighting in China Town, SoHo, Uptown and more
    - Play multi-player games as Tribulation Forces or Global Community Peacekeepers

(end press release)

I’d seen the empty pre-release ruse box situated on an EB shelf a month or so ago, and I meant to post about it then.  The screens I’ve seen look pretty raw, and the books the game is based on are an act of war against the English Language, but I’ve been wondering where the sanctified games be at.


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