Saturday, 20 January 2007

The "Left Behind" Video Game

Yes, the infamous Left Behind series of fear mongering books (and soon a movie?) now has a video game. Apparently you get to kill people, but only in self defence. I wonder if you also get to carry out state sanctioned executions? ;P

A moderately progressive Christian takes the piss out of this game on his blog here.

2 comments:

SJR said...

This statement is posted from an employee of Left Behind Games on behalf of Troy Lyndon, our Chief Executive Officer.

There has been in incredible amount of MISINFORMATION published in the media and in online blogs here and elsewhere.

Pacifist Christians and other groups are taking the game material out of context to support their own causes. There is NO “killing in the name of God” and NO “convert or die”. There are NO “negative portrayals of Muslims” and there are NO “points for killing”.

Please play the game demo for yourself (to at least level 5 of 40) to get an accurate perspective, or listen to what CREDIBLE unbiased experts are saying after reviewing the game at www.leftbehindgames.com/pages/controversy.htm

Then, we’d love to hear your feedback as an informed player.

The reality is that we’re receiving reports everyday of how this game is positively affecting lives by all who play it.

Thank you for taking the time to be a responsible blogger.

Moth and Rust said...

There have been three Left Behind movies released thus far, and probably more in the works. I watched the first two, but now convulse at the thought of seeing Kirk Cameron again. He is such an absolute tosser.

Tim Lahaye and his Left Behind saga is the most moronic piece of crap to ever grace the swollen bookshelf of my insanely naive mother. She's bought the whole thing hook, line and 'stinker'.

It amazes me that grown adults take this sort of stuff and believe in it to such a point that movies and games for them can actually be labelled, "based on a true upcoming story".

I can actually feel humanity de-evolving around me.