Positive impact on children for Bible story app
Scripture Union England & Wales today announced that its award-winning app, Guardians of Ancora has reached one million game plays as the game approaches its second anniversary.
The Milton Keynes-based charity commissioned the Guardians of Ancora project to introduce children to Jesus, specifically in the digital space. The game has been developed for children aged 8 to 11 years old and the organisation says there is also now real evidence that children who start with little or no interest in God are becoming more positive towards him and the Bible, which is at the very heart of the mission of Scripture Union.
Commenting on its success, Terry Clutterham, Digital Discovery Director for Scripture Union says “We are absolutely delighted to meet this significant milestone so quickly. However we are not resting on our laurels, we plan to accelerate this growth both in the UK and around the world by making it possible to have additional languages in Europe, South America and the Far East.
“Children love the game for its fun, parkour elements and the fact they can customise their own characters and fully immerse themselves in the game. We are delighted it has been so warmly received by so many children.”
Children from as diverse locations as Indonesia, Canada, South Africa and Australia have been playing the game, engaging with the characters and learning about the Bible in a fun and educational environment.
The popularity of the app has also seen a number of Guardians of Ancora supporting products being made available, schools creating Guardians after school and lunchtime clubs, and most recently, the first ever non-English version of the App being launched in Welsh.
To download the App go to the Apple App Store or Google Play and search for “Guardians of Ancora”.
Get more inspiring reading
You can order our printed INSPIRE magazine in bundles of 10 for your church. Get encouraged by stories of God at work in the UK and around the world – and it's great for giving away to those on the edge of church, too! Order FREE* for your church (*we welcome an annual donation towards our costs).