to shield their kids from the violence of games such as Grand Theft Auto and World of Warcraft have an alternative this holiday shopping
season: Left Behind (LB) Games.
are showing more interest in LB Games, our Christian video game products,” says
Troy Lyndon, CEO of Left Behind Games. “Over the past
two years, we’ve invested in the development of the Christian video game market
by giving away more than 50,000 PC games to our network of pastors who share
our desire to provide healthier video game alternatives to their youth.”
leading publisher of Christian video games is finding mainstream distribution.
Two of its latest PC games, Left Behind 3: Rise of the Antichrist and Charlie Church Mouse are available
in Walmart. Other titles available in Christian retail stories, where Left
Behind Games has gained significant traction, include Praise Champion, Keys of the Kingdom and Left
Behind 2: Tribulation Forces. LB Games has already started development
to convert its existing titles to Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with the
expectation to release its first title in 2011.
Christian video games aren’t exactly new. Wisdom Tree and
BibleBytes published Christian video games for the Nintendo
Entertainment System in the late 1980s. But with Left Behind Games sales
soaring, it looks like a new day has dawned for this form of Christian media.