Games sector finds religion with launch of biblical quiz

In a first for UK video games, publisher 505 GameStreet is rolling out a video game based on the Bible.

In a first for UK video games, publisher 505 GameStreet is rolling out a video game based on the Bible.

The Bible Game, targeting all ages, has been designed as a non-denominational, family-oriented multiplayer quiz game that tests players’ knowledge of the Bible.

The game play is based around a fictional game show, “Do Unto Others”, where players take it in turns to answer questions or complete challenges in order to score the most points and win the game.

Challenges and questions are based on popular Old Testament stories such as David and Goliath, Jonah and the whale, the Tower of Babel, and the parting of the Red Sea. They can also be played as action games in their own right, minus the game show element. Christian rock artists also feature in the game’s soundtracks.

The Bible Game, developed by Crave Entertainment, launches next month.

Ian Howe, managing director at 505 Gamestreet, says: “The video games market is all too often seen as something to be vilified. Games such as The Bible Game are leading the charge of computer games that offer positive experiences to players.”

Christian games developers are an emerging force in the US.

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