When participating in the discussion "Making Church 'Fun'", Cory Zipperle said, "Somebody needs to come up with a Bible MMORPG." So I thought, why not at least shoot some ideas around? First of all, if you don't know what MMORPG stands for, it's a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. Basically, a bunch of people play online in a game together via computer or other game source (click HERE to get a better idea). So the idea of a bible mmorpg has been proposed. What are your thoughts? For it? Against it? If you're for it, what would be some ideas of things you would like to see in a game of this sort? If you're against it, why?
i dunno, i rekon if you based the game off the bible, it would prob get a rather "adult" classification... i mean, you start off in genesis and there 2 players completely nude. then a Cain bashes his brother to death, then plenty of battles, kings throwing people in fires, who knows what the stage of the game would be like when you got to "Song of Solomon" then there are plenty of stonings in the NT a crucifixion, and then you have all the almost horror of revelation. haha it would certainly be interesting.
Agreed! There are plenty of parts in the bible that would appeal to the video game crowd, it's just that the Christian market (at least in the USA) wouldn't be too excited about it. I think that it would create more controversy than anything. Kind of sad, but it seems like the general population of bible-readers tend to focus more on the New Testament than the bible as a whole. Just because it happened 'more recently' doesn't mean it's more relevant. I'm not trying to take away from what Jesus did, but I think some get too caught up in His story and they tend to forget the rest of the bible in the process.
I'm not sure a video game, picking all the things that would appeal to the video game crowd, would have much merit for building biblical understanding. Bible history isn't just a painted backdrop against which there is endless scope for random acts of senseless violence, even though there are plenty of stories which make Grand Theft Auto look tame.
I think there is scope for vignettes - for example, how about having to creep across Jerusalem after curfew without being caught by a Roman patrol - but not for the standard video game which places you as a powerful character with a licence to wreak destruction as you wish.
there would have to be times where there could be some senseless violence haha... BUT it would ONLY be when Moses hands were high... as soon as he put them down, the killing would have to stop ;-)