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Social Video Game About Jesus: Awesome or Awful?

Gaming 2012/05/16 13:00:00
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Ever wonder what it would be like to watch Jesus duke it out with the Devil? Well, presumably, that's what you get to do in "Journey of Jesus," a point-and-click Facebook game by Lightside Games that's being promoted as "the first-ever Messiah-based video game." We couldn't vouch for the validity of that claim, but it's probably the first social game about Jesus. The strange game is picking up enough press to get a mention in Time magazine. So far, it's got upwards of 2 million users.

The gameplay is pretty straight-forward -- players controls a cartoony biblical version of themselves as they help Jesus and the disciples out by performing point-and-click tasks, like gathering wood to fix a cart or clearing a thorn bush to get to the baptism. The social part comes in the form of sharing -- users also get to share their progress with their Facebook friends and receive perks for doing so, kind of like "Farmville." Now, we're not sure if that fight with he devil is literal or figurative. Many of the ads show the Lord in a boxing ring with his sandal perched on Satan's chest, but that could just be because it was released on the same day as "Diablo III." Visit the game's Facebook page, click "Play Game" to give it a shot -- and let us know how you feel about the video game about Jesus.


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  • The Libertarian 2012/05/16 15:42:18
    Awesome
    The Libertarian
    +9
    I see nothing wrong with it, for those of you of seem to have a problem with this, go make your own app and put it on facebook.

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  • Maci right-c... 2012/05/18 16:13:59
  • right-c... Maci 2012/05/18 16:25:52
    right-choice
    Your just a idiot, It's been proven, but you keep showing how really really dumb you are because the facts are there. You just don't like proof that you are wrong and going to Hell, Not my fault that I am older, smarter and wiser, more intellenge then you.
    In your little mind what are you talking about fake account, the only thing fake is you.
  • Maci right-c... 2012/05/18 16:33:03 (edited)
  • Maci right-c... 2012/05/18 16:14:53
  • right-c... Maci 2012/05/18 16:27:32
    right-choice
    idiot, that is what the spell check said is correct for what I wanted to say.
  • Maci right-c... 2012/05/18 16:18:27
  • luke right-c... 2012/05/19 17:57:51 (edited)
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/05/17 08:21:52
    Awful
    BlackwinterG36C
    Those games ALWAYS suck!
  • stevegt... Blackwi... 2012/05/17 14:40:20 (edited)
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/05/17 08:06:07
    Awful
    Inquisitve Kat
    +4
    I don't like the promotion of religion.
  • Brad 2012/05/17 07:17:31
    Awful
    Brad
    +3
    I'm Christian.
    This is a terrible idea.
  • stevegt... Brad 2012/05/17 14:38:26
  • Brad stevegt... 2012/05/22 08:04:34
    Brad
    Yes.... but I feel like you're trying to make a statement.... Which you'll have to explain to me.
  • Arianne 2012/05/17 07:09:54
    Awful
    Arianne
    But to each his/her own. Really if that's what they want then why not?
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/05/17 06:55:37
    Awful
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +4
    I'm a Christian and all, but "Bible" and "video games" have never really mixed well. I remember getting a game for my Nintendo when I was a kid called "Bible Adventures." Basically, it had four stories from the bible in it, but the object was simple: carry stuff on your head and throw it at people. You could carry baby Moses on your head and throw him at Egyptian soldiers. I'm pretty sure that's not how it went down.
  • some id... Beat Ma... 2012/05/17 07:02:05
    some idiot who thinks he knows everything
    +2
    Lol that is so hilarious

  • robby Beat Ma... 2012/06/18 17:31:39
    robby
    +2
    cool.Once I had a game before that you are God and you kill peaple
  • missoni 2012/05/17 06:47:51
    Awful
    missoni
    +2
    Brrrrrr-rrrr-ain washing.
  • Beat Ma... missoni 2012/05/17 06:56:53 (edited)
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +5
    Someone who doesn't think like you is brainwashed... Interesting.
  • missoni Beat Ma... 2012/05/17 07:04:09
    missoni
    Haha. Oh gosh. I don't just mean christian games. I mean all video games. Such as COD, Diablo, Halo, W.O.W. I used to be a serious gamer and began believing I was living a fake life. True story.
  • stevegt... missoni 2012/05/17 14:42:18
  • robby stevegt... 2012/06/18 17:33:23
    robby
    +3
    halo is beast
  • Tortois... missoni 2012/05/17 22:55:29
    TortoiseWrath
    Uh... I think technically you ARE living a fake life. The problems start when you think that that life is a REAL life.
  • Just Jenn for Now 2012/05/17 06:33:54
    Awesome
    Just Jenn for Now
    +1
    More like apathetic. If you don't like it, don't play it.

    No need to cause ruckus over something that was intended for FUN.
  • Couri 2012/05/17 05:33:25
    Awful
    Couri
    I would have picked neither if it was available because I wouldn't play it but hell if there's a game where people can grow virtual crops why not a game like this?
  • stevegt... Couri 2012/05/17 19:54:51
  • Wendy 2012/05/17 05:12:12
    Awesome
    Wendy
    +2
    I love the option of playing a game that also pertains to my faith!
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2012/05/17 04:51:14
    Awesome
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    +2
    I wouldn't say it's awful or awesome....I would say its....awkward??
  • Michelle Watts 2012/05/17 04:48:19
    Awesome
    Michelle Watts
    +1
    So Awesome to finally see Christian games on Facebook!! Well done Lightside Games!!!!
  • U Mad Bro? 2012/05/17 04:27:37
    Awesome
    U Mad Bro?
    +3
    YES, GUNS, EXPLOSIONS, BLOOD AND GUTS!! Oh wait.... that isn't until the crusades.
    disappointed
  • Franklin U Mad Bro? 2012/05/17 14:29:21
    Franklin
    +1
    such ignorance - there was plenty of BLOOD and death before Christians decided they wanted to live and fought back against the invasion of Mohamabomading-dongs Death Cult https://mundabor.files.wordpr...
  • U Mad Bro? Franklin 2012/05/17 15:22:16
    U Mad Bro?
    Cool story bro.
  • tesmith47 Franklin 2012/05/17 15:49:49
    tesmith47
    You got the cronology wrong
  • McCate 2012/05/17 04:01:59
    Awful
    McCate
    +2
    Just seems like it is sarcastic.
  • VintageLys 2012/05/17 03:17:45
    Awful
    VintageLys
    +1
    I feel like it's not really taking Jesus seriously, I'm not even a Christian but any religion should be taken seriously.
  • missoni VintageLys 2012/05/17 06:48:48
    missoni
    +6
    Religion is a joke. It should never be taken seriously.
  • VintageLys missoni 2012/05/17 14:40:16
    VintageLys
    +2
    atheists are a joke, when you die nothing happens!
  • JennyDevio VintageLys 2012/05/17 15:03:02
    JennyDevio
    +2
    And believing in (heaven) something that no one has ever had proof of is better? Seriously? Do you even know what logic is and how to use it? Religions ARE a joke.
  • right-c... JennyDevio 2012/05/17 15:17:22
    right-choice
    +1
    A moron born every minute, There is more facts to prove Christ then your little mind can handle, so you are the only joke, and logic proves Him all the time. Just have to have a brian to use it.
  • missoni right-c... 2012/05/17 15:35:30
    missoni
    +2
    Ok give me facts? But if you use the bible or personal experiences then forget it. Oh wait, so now you're left with pretty much nothing?

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