Left Behind: The Game (The Response)

I made this post about Left Behind: The Game back in November. Today, I got this response. It deserves its own post…

This statement is posted from an employee of Left Behind Games on behalf of Troy Lyndon, our Chief Executive Officer.

There has been in incredible amount of MISINFORMATION published in the media and in online blogs here and elsewhere.

Pacifist Christians and other groups are taking the game material out of context to support their own causes. There is NO “killing in the name of God” and NO “convert or die”. There are NO “negative portrayals of Muslims” and there are NO “points for killing”.

Please play the game demo for yourself (to at least level 5 of 40) to get an accurate perspective, or listen to what CREDIBLE unbiased experts are saying after reviewing the game at www.leftbehindgames.com/pages/controversy.com. [Update: Correct link is actually here.]

Then, we’d love to hear your feedback as an informed player.

The reality is that we’re receiving reports everyday of how this game is positively affecting lives by all who play it.

Thank you for taking the time to be a responsible blogger.

[tags]Left Behind: The Game, Troy Lyndon, Pacifist, Christian, atheist, atheism, God, Muslims[/tags]

  • http://www.cogspace.com/ Katie Molnar

    I find it hard to be intimidated or angered by poorly made video games. Heck, Car companies now often release video games that involve you driving their new car around on some race track, hitting impossible speeds and miraculously never damaging the paint job when you ram it into a wall.

    America’s Army was made to get people interested in the Army of course, and while it was sort of one-dimensional, it was pretty darn fun.

    So, when some crappy Xian “convert the heathens!!1″ game comes out and its authors immediately toss all worthwhile opinions out as rubbish, I have little reason to be impressed, let alone scared.

    I mean, really. Companies *advertise* with brand new games given out for free of far higher caliber than this nonsense. I can’t imagine harm coming from an organization that can’t even make a decent video game.