The Bible Online enters beta testing, but would you play it?
While not the first of its kind, The Bible Online is unique in that it's a MMO with real-time strategy elements. Most Bible-themed games are strictly educational, so this is an interesting turn for the sub-genre. The game follows the first book of the Bible, Genesis, and the lives of the original followers of God, Abraham and his descendants. But FIAA takes a much more historical approach to the story with The Bible Online.
To bring your tribe into supremacy and guarantee its safe passage through the Exodus, you'll have to do battle other players' tribes over the land's limited resources of minerals, wood, clay and grain. Your settlement will have to be as equipped to worship as it is to do battle, so barracks with a varied military are a must. With the balance between resource management and procurement as well as settlement building, think of The Bible Online as a less complex (and less enduring) Total War with a heavy focus on multiplayer competition and persistence.
Considering the length of the Bible, the game would have an extremely long lifespan. And you have to agree that the game's final patch, Revelation, would be pretty epic. However, what do you think of a game like this being on Facebook? Would you rather play through a different theology? Let us know in the comments below.