Thorns & thistles have overtaken a world ruled by a Serpent. But an old, mostly forgotten book holds a promise: the Seed of Eve, the only hope for salvation. Are you brave enough to discover the adventure within its pages?
"For the last eighteen years, I've had a passion to use the medium of mobile games to help people explore the Bible. With this mobile experience we have the opportunity to create something profoundly meaningful that invites people to slow down and ask those deeper questions about life & about ourselves - and ultimately to discover the supreme source of hope that is contained within the Bible's pages."
Creator of PrayerMate & Founder of Discipleship Tech
A quarter of the UK population are "open to the Bible and finding out more" according to the Bible Society's "Lumino" research project
This prompted our friend Robin Ham to write this: "Biblical illiteracy is not going to simply be solved by ‘more Bible’. I think the real challenge of biblical illiteracy is moving beyond familiarity with Bible stories to introducing people to the Bible’s big story.... the goal ... isn’t just so that people know how Genesis to Revelation all fits together. We’re doing it because this story of God is the very thing our fractured world needs right now. As an article in the Irish Times put it a few years back, our crisis of identity shows we’re desperate for a ‘meaningful narrative about who we are’”1.
This sparked the idea for The Serpent & The Seed: an adventure game with a difference. Walk through the pages of scripture, take in the beautiful sights and sounds, and along the way you may just discover your own place in the universe and the only source of lasting hope.
We've been working with experienced game designer Dan Gould, who formerly worked with studios such as EA and Frontier Development, before going to study theology at Oak Hill College in London and serving as a missionary overseas.
We are privileged to be working with talented artist Greg Clifton, who has a real heart for using his art to help people get to know Jesus better.
The music will be a leading character in this mobile experience, rather than a mere background part. We are privileged to have the amazing duo Poor Bishop Hooper2 involved writing the music. Through the soundtrack and some hauntingly beautiful songs, the music will invite players to engage emotionally with the realities they discover in this ancient book.
Project Lead Andy Geers has been building games as a hobby since he was five years old, and is also the founder & creator of the award-winning PrayerMate mobile app. Jon Collins brings many years of experience in the games industry.
"Unless the Lord builds the house, the labourers labour in vain" (Ps 127). Please join with us in praying for the success of this project, and that ultimately it will honour the Lord.
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1 Quote taken from Robin Ham's "5 Reflections from Bible Society’s Lumino Research"
2 Find out more about Poor Bishop Hooper on their website or watch this incredible live performance of their song "Christ" based upon Matthew's genealogy of Jesus. You won't regret it!