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New mobile game brings Moses to tablets and phones

A mobile game based on the story of Moses parting the Red Sea is being devised for iPhones and iPads ...

 
A mobile game based on the story of Moses parting the Red Sea is being devised for iPhones and iPads.

Open Sea!, devised by French games designer Ian Thecleric, scooped the prestigious Best Mobile Action Game award in 2011.

The game, which can currently be played on both Android tablets and phones, gives people the chance to save the lives of those attempting to cross the Red Sea with Moses.

Speaking from his home in Montpellier, in the south of France, Ian told Bible Society that he liked the positive tone of the game, saving lives rather than killing characters.

"From the beginning, the spirit of the game was both unique and good-hearted," he said. "The moral of the game – saving lives – was good.

"It was a story I knew from childhood. It’s so dramatic.

"I believe that games have an impact on the way that people think," he said. "Even if it’s entertainment, it has an impact, even if it’s unconscious."

Ian added, "In a modest way, I am trying to make the world a better place."

Bible Society’s Ben Whitnall said, "It’s great to see someone owning a Bible story for themselves, finding that it is just as applicable on modern-day tablets as stone tablets and having some fun with it."

Open Sea! will be available on iPhones and iPads in the spring.

 

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