They should have a Religon-based Klik Competition! Oh, that would be great.
Anyway: JESUS MARIO (coming in 2005) We ripped the Mario sprite and stuck Jesus' face on it so that Jesus Fanatics would buy it! He can walk on water, get the smite flower, and gain follower points! It's your fight to beat Satan and save the Sinner!
Fine Garbage since 2003.
-Paying off a massive amount of debt in college loans.
-Working in television.
Anyone ever remember that game called Messiah, where you played as a little cherrub called Bob? Or that first person shooter called Requiem: Fallen Angel, where you were an angel who shot people. Both were pretty violent too, especially in Messiah when you could possess people and break their legs...
That's the kind of religious game we want.
It simply depends on how you put the religion in the games. In games like Trevor mentioned Christians get offended by how God is expressed. If the game has nothing to do with the bible but it's only described as such as an excuse for calling it a religious game, you can be sure it sucks.
P.S. Wasn't Jesus vs. Santa the first South Park episode?
P.P.S. I'm gonna do something to you if you start a Bible game comp
Santa vs Jesus wasn't the first South Park episode, it was a little 5 minute long cartoon Matt Stone and Trey Parker the creators of South Park created long before the series. It had all the principle characters, except Cartman and Kenny were the other way round. It's dead funny, I recommend anyone who hasn't seen it download it, unless you're a religious type who can't take a joke.
A DC Bible Game Comp would be sweet, I'd certainly enter that. I'd focus more on the aspects the Christians tend to forget about though, the extreme sex and violence. Obviously.
Well, I think that reloigious games are a very good idea, because there is only ONE true religion, and that is CHRISTIANITY, and all other religions are false (including catholicism), and the Word of God and Jezus have to be spread, and if games can help that, it is very GOOD!
Wow, I check up on this place for the first time in months, and there's a *religious post*!!
<speachless clappy-hands joy>
If you want a deep plot, religions can be a great basis for those, because they almost always focus on an epic battle between good and evil. That and it saves you having to actually *think* about the plot, lol, so you get more time to work on building a half decent game!
Problem generally with making games based on Bible stories is that by their nature, they're not really *meant* to be based on human achievement, which makes them pretty pointless. A few examples:
-Abraham chases after marauders who've kidnapped his buddy and relative Lot. With a fraction of the soldiers, all looks helpless. Oh look! God helps, so they win!
-Egyptians chasing Hebrews, situation is bleak! Oh look! The red sea parts, the chariot wheels fall off, and every single egyptian soldier drowns! Success!
-Countless hugely one-sided battles against pagan nations. Oh look! God helps and they win! Yay!
-Saviour of the world appears! He refuses to become king, or fight, and deliberately gets himself killed. *Great* theme for a game.
-Jesus' apostles get banged up in jail! Do we get a cool rescue mission? An incredible escape attempt? No, an angel turns up, loosens their chains, and voila! What great gameplay!
Those are just some ickle examples, some more obscure than others. The point is that a game is a VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE. There is nothing entertaining about playing a position where God sorts everything for you.
It may be cool in real life, or as a story, but not as an interactive game.
Some of the underlying plots of religions are incredible, I use them is stories all the time. But games? Not a good idea.
And no, trying to get converts through games is BAAAAD. Go out knock on peoples' doors instead, lol, works for me!