Long regarded as an outlet for anti-social tendencies and appetites for destruction, the world of video games is perhaps the last place one would look to find religious affirmation. That may soon change with the announcement that Left Behind Games is developing a real-time-strategy title based on the best-selling, apocalyptic Left Behind book series and films. Left Behind: Eternal Forces for PC is slated to hit retail between Christmas 2005 and Easter 2006.
Written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, the Left Behind books use the prophecies of the Book of Revelation as a framework, presenting a post-Rapture world in which the Antichrist has taken power of the United Nations and is gathering the countries of the world under his wing. Standing between Satan’s legions and ultimate victory is a small resistance known as the Tribulation Forces.
In the game, players will be asked to join the Tribulation Forces to battle demonic forces at work in New York City during the End of Days. Gamer can experience events from the books in single player mode or capture territory from other players in multi-player online play. One challenge of the game is convert secular/neutral units to fight on the side of light or darkness. The title also promises a realistic representation of The Big Apple. Maps and 3D environments were created using photographs of nearly 500 actual city blocks.
Left Behind Games Inc. was founded in October 2001 to develop games based on the popular series, as well as other interactive entertainment products that perpetuate family values and appeal to Christian and mainstream audiences. An industry vet with more than 20 years of experience under his belt, company CEO and co-founder Troy Lyndon produced Madden Football for Electronic Arts in 1990. President Jeffrey Frichner has been an investment and financial advisory consulting services professional for 15 years. For more information or to play the free Left Behind trivia game, go to www.leftbehindgames.com.