Whether you live in Israel, Egypt, or the USA as in Yakima, Washington, if you’ve got a Facebook account, you can virtually take an action-packed “Journey of Moses.”
It’s a new game that could be accused of “proslytizing” as it is designed to introduce players to faith in God. As an attempt to involve and recruit someone to a particular party, institution, or cause, proslytizing can be a good and, in this case, a fun thing.
Because the Bible-based game attracts people who volunteer to play, it is a relaxed and non-intrusive way to interact with others and communicate the Word of God.
“Join an amazing adventure through Ancient Egypt and beyond! Experience the Journey of Moses on Facebook. Uncover mysteries, meet important characters, and discover ancient treasures. Quest with your friends to lead Moses and his people to freedom!” (from Hexify, the California-based company that designed the game.)
Brent Dusing, a Christian and CEO of Hexify, explains his motive for the game this way:
“With web-based games played on social networks drawing nearly half a billion people worldwide, we felt it was time for a biblically based game that showcases one of the greatest adventures of all time.”
“So we started building the ‘Journey of Moses’ as a way to build a fun, engaging, entertaining game, but also to have a great message about God’s love and God’s faithfulness.”
“It’s a fun, immersive, adventure game, so it’s meant to be fun but respectful to the content and appropriate for the gravity of the story.”
He and Preston Tollinger “were careful to adhere to the accounts in the Bible and the overarching spirit of the story, even vetting certain aspects with theological leaders.”
Dusing continues to explain that it tells the historical story of Moses while using graphics and music in a game “complete with complex characters, engaging quests, puzzles, and mysteries.”
Though purchasing enhancements is possible, the game is essentially free. There is no winning or losing, just progress through adventures in the life of Moses beginning with him as a baby found by an Egyptian princess. Social connections are an integral part of the progress.
Whether conservative or liberal, the adventure of the game challenges anyone to play from their computer as Dusing relates,
“Whether you already play social games or you are interested in the story of Moses, we believe we have created a game that everyone can enjoy.”
Biblical Story of Moses Adapted into Facebook Game