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Virtue Games Wants To Bring Christian Games Out Of Mediocrity

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 4:30 p.m. PDT

Virtue Games is a multimedia game development studio that plans to change the mediocrity associated with Christian games. They have brought together a team of highly experienced professionals, from computer industry graphics experts to Hollywood special effects gurus, to produce the highest quality Christian computer games to date.

By utilizing full motion video, 3D generated graphics (like those found in Shrek and The Incredibles) and employing powerful computer game engines, Virtue Games is delivering cutting edge game play experiences for game players worldwide.

Virtue Games, located in Marin County, California, is dedicated to producing computer games free of gratuitous violence, foul language, sexual immorality and occultist themes. Their games will focus instead on epic story lines, positive values and brains rather than brawn. The titles produced by Virtue Games are adventure based, meaning that players become characters in the game and are immersed in rich virtual "worlds" where the player interacts with objects and characters, and solves problems similar to those in the real world.

"Virtue Games is producing games unlike any other in the Christian computer game market," says Cheyenne Wolford, Chief Game Architect of Virtue Games. "The rich visual worlds and deep story lines truly grip the game player and doesn't let go until they complete the game. Our games have the added benefit of being cutting edge enough to attract both hardcore gamers as well as those new to computer games. Our audience is male, female, kids and adults. We aren't locked into a demographic."

Virtue Games has just released the graphical adventure game Isles of Derek, and has another title -- Mayabin -- currently in production. Mayabin may very well be the most ambitious Christian computer game ever created. The game utilizes the same 3D image creation technology that is used by computer animation movie studios to produce movies like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles. Mayabin's virtual worlds are so complex that the game will be shipped on DVD instead of on a standard CD. Mayabin is slated for a fall 2005 release.

"As a producer of Christian media content, we looked closely at the Christian computer game market and were astounded to find that you could drive a truck through that market gap," says Rick Tewell, President of Virtue Games. "We are thrilled to bring awesome graphical adventure games that tell epic stories to families as an alternative to the 'shoot to kill' games that are so prevalent in the market right now."

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