I just stumbled onto this story earlier this week. It seems as though the company behind the “Left Behind” books co-authored by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins have created a video game, “Left Behind: Eternal Forces.”
The object of the game is to roam the streets of post-Rapture New York and confront those that are, of course, “left behind”, or in other words, the non-believers. When confronting these infidels, your first task is to try to convert them and gain their assistance. If/when that doesn’t work, you have no choice but to kill them, but by killing them, you lose “Spirit Points.”
From the linked article, the CEO of Left Behind Games, Troy Lyndon says,
“…the game’s Christian themes will grab the audience that didn’t mind gore in “The Passion of the Christ.” “We’ve thought through how the Christian right and the liberal left will slam us,” says Lyndon. “But megachurches are very likely to embrace this game.”
All accounts that I’ve read indicate the game is quite violent and quite bloody. Fortunately, the game has been slammed by both liberals as well as many on the Christian Right.
For more information, simply google the title “Left Behind: Eternal Force.”
I know there are many gamers who peruse this site, so who better to ask what to make of all of this. It seems to me that it’s simply just all about the money.