MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. WordNews.org) May 15, 2012 – It’s being billed as the first video game based on Jesus and it was launched today by Lightside Games.
Journey of Jesus: The Calling was launched the same day as Diablo III, the latest installment of a game built on demonic battles with the tagline “All hell breaks loose.”
“Both games immerse the player, and you are what you eat,” Brent Dusing, CEO of Lightside Games said. “While one game goes one direction, Journey of Jesus: The Calling players walk in the Messiah’s steps, in an authentic experience of Israel in Christ’s time.”
Online social gaming currently attracts 300 million players worldwide.
New players can log on to Facebook and type Journey of Jesus: The Calling into the search bar. Following simple registration steps, at no cost, players begin to choose paths, explore intricate and intriguing game spaces, search for items and artifacts; overcome obstacles; and brush with the era’s politics, religious landscape, history and everyday life, the developer said.
The game’s launch caught the attention of the DrudgeReport.
Pastor Jack Hayford of Jack Hayford Ministries endorsed the game.
“I wouldn’t have thought a game could do so much to remind us that Jesus walked this earth of ours, involved himself with real people and lived with both life’s daily-ness and its dramas. Journey of Jesus: The Calling is marvelous because it’s more than a game,” he said.
Demand for biblically based social gaming became evident in Lightside’s Journey of Moses, which launched last summer and has drawn more than 2 million players. And while hundreds of millions worldwide play social games, Journey of Jesus: The Calling is the first invitation to fun new faith conversations in the gaming world.
“Players want a game that’s more than a game; we know that well,” Dusing said. “One way we keep fun and interest high is to release new chapters–new ideas and information and challenges—by the week.”
To learn more about Journey of Jesus: The Calling visit: LightsideGames.com