Forget about WWJD (what would Jesus do?); WWYD (what would YOU do) … if you were Jesus?
One of my Christian relatives just shared a post about an upcoming Christian themed video game, titled ‘I am Jesus Christ’. As someone who was formerly Christian, and likes video games, I couldn’t resist checking out the trailer. What sort of silliness is this game going to be? Is it in the ‘so bad it’s actually good’ category?
Behold mere mortals, the trailer!
So what we have here is some lovely piano music whilst you apparently play from the perspective of Jesus. You perform the classical New Testament miracles such as healing a blind woman and magically creating fish! You can also calm rough sees and get yourself tied to a cross. Oops, I guess the Bible spoilt that a bit early. Well that’s the impression I get from the minute-long trailer anyways, the game isn’t out yet.
Christian themed video games have been around for quite some time, but this is the first one I’ve seen where you play as the Lord and Savior Himself. I would imagine that many Christians and Muslims alike would consider this blasphemous, hence why we haven’t seen a game like this until now.
I had to ask myself, is this for real? From what I can find online, we have the following description of the game:
“Become Jesus Christ, the famous man on Earth – in this highly realistic simulation game. Pray like Him for getting superpower, perform famous miracles like Him from Bible like casting demons, healing and feeding people, resurrection and more in “I am Jesus Christ.” – I am Jesus Christ, Steam.
Also, some guy with the Twitter name Angerbeard gave it a gold review, even though the game isn’t out yet. Did Jesus allow him to time travel?
Finally, I found out that the company behind this is called PlayWay. They make unusual simulator games, such as Thief Simulator, and I am your Principal. So I do think it’s going to be an actual game, which lets you play as Jesus. Somehow I don’t think they’re Christians though.
I’m not religious but I genuinely want to check this game out, if not for some amusement and to remind myself why I don’t believe in Christianity anymore. I’m not sure if the developers were going for the comedy angle though. If it’s cheap and reminds me anything of Goat Simulator, then perhaps I’ll give it a play.
If you’re curious as to when the game comes out, the developers have said ‘Coming Soon’.
Ha, nice one! I’m not sure we are going to see it for a while then…
The Liberated Atheist.
Image Source: IGN – YouTube