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Update on the Left Behind Video Game

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June 24, 2006

For the uninformed, there is a new video game due to debut this fall, in time for Christmas. It is alleged to be loosely based upon the popular Christian fiction book series, Left Behind. To date I have done two articles about it:

These articles have garnered me some attention. I recently received this email on behalf of Left Behind games:

"Hello Anthony

Because of your recent posts concerning Left Behind Games and Eternal Forces
stemming from the Talk to Action blog post, LB Games has drafted an official
response. Please feel free to post the response. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me anytime.

Press Release:

The comments by all of those writing/involved with this blog have been done without ever having seen the game! It's distressing to see such an egregious misrepresentation of our game. The recent comments posted from the Talk to Action article are nothing short of gross distortions and total untruths. LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces is a game loosely based on the first few books in the best selling Left Behind book series. These are novels that trace the adventures of those left behind when the Rapture occurs, a biblical event forecast in the Book of Revelation.

The slanted blurb about our game is carried on an anti-evangelical blog site
with a clear agenda, written by someone who clearly never saw or played our game. The blogger never once contacted Left Behind Games to attempt to check any facts. Many highly respected news sources have seen our game and responded positively, such as the New York Times, LA Times and ABC World News Tonight.

The description of our game in paragraph one is totally inaccurate. The player
does NOT target Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, gays, or any other group.
The game is a good versus evil story, which in turn results in conflict. Players
command battle scenes raging in the streets of New York City between the Tribulation Forces and the Antichrist's forces - the Global Community Peacekeepers - during the End of Days. The Antichrist's forces are on the warpath, actively hunting down and exterminating all resistance to his one world government. This includes the good guys - the Tribulation Force -- defending themselves against Satan. The game is intended to prompt gamers to discuss important questions about life and death.

The game does not reward killing, but rather results in loss of Spirit points
which are essential for winning. Yes, physical warfare is offered, but it's
not bloody, graphical or horrific. Additionally, spiritual (i.e. non lethal)
warfare plays a larger role than physical warfare. The player's goal is to save
as many people as possible from the clutches of the Antichrist - not to kill

Although the title has not been rated yet, we expect a Teen (T) rating from the
ESRB. We are not marketing this game to children, but toward a main audience
of teens to adults.

The Left Behind Team"

I was taken aback, considering I felt I had gone out of my way to not judge a game I had not seen yet. My response to this email was as follows:

Dear Sir,

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