What would a “Catholic” video game entail?
I’m not sure of others’ opinions, but here’s where my wild imagination leads:
Father Peter baptizes as many heathen heretics in Lake Michigan as he possibly can before Christ comes to the campus of your local university to pass judgement.
Seminarian Tim rushes through the streets of the big, mean city in hot pursuit of rescuing lost souls who try to evade him. In the process, he risks martyrdom by local gang war crossfire, as they protect the sinners and shoot at the saint. He also has to determine whether the many storefront chapels marked with signs of Our Lady of Guadalupe are safe havens for him to rest and gain strength in Eucharistic adoration or if they are the territory of sheep stealing pastors who wear him down in turning Tim’s fellow parishioners against the faith.
Brad plays his pipe organ in search of the perfect pitch. If he finds an ideal note which resonates in reaching the heavens, a thousand souls are released from purgatory. But beware of broken pipes which sound sharp as this will cause the stained glass to break. When it does, the lady tour guide may angrily come up to the choir loft with her friends and throw you out the rose window.
A group of chancery office administrators meet in making drastic decisions for the future of the diocese. Can you infiltrate, earn their respect, and convince them to change their minds before its too late? Will your discrete appeals to the bishop be heard? In a game of skill, wit, and insider ecclesiastical politics your mission is to save these institutions and ministries against all odds.
Paul the janitor sets out to fix things at his local Catholic school. But he’s interrupted by a visitor who needs assistance. They strike up a conversation which continues at length. Can you help Paul finish the job on time? Or will he get steeped in endless chatter with this newfound friend? Use your ingenuity (and the allotted radio communication device) to get the janitor moving along and the visitor out of the building.
Ray is raising mission money. Help him shake down everyone in sight and run games of chance! Each quarter added to his collection jar brings great gain. But mere nickels put in reduce your points. Maximize percentage profit and become a good steward who understands sacrificial giving - and taking.
Jason the German has a temper. Always snapping at others to get the job done right and stop messing around. Can you help him regain his peace by charitable cooperation? Or will your own pushing limits cause him to blow again?
Attic Chase: There’s a ghost in the attic! He haunts the upper regions of an old church building getting gutted. The workers try to chase him out. But he isn’t leaving and messes with their tools. Historic items oddly disappear, finding refuge in the ghost’s abode. Is this ghost holy or ill willed? Who should you help? The workers or the ghost? The job must get done on time or funds endowed for new, important facility use will run out. But the ghost doesn’t like what’s going on.
Brother Ken has just one dollar. And ten minutes to get to class. Between his L stop and the office stand a half dozen beggers. What to do? But, wait, there’s another variable at your service: Grace filled brownies he bought from Ray, yesterday! Yet, will the homeless street people enjoy this delicacy? Is it what they truly want? Will they be starving for some sort of nourishment enough to take and eat? Or will they throw them back at Ken? Ken must get to work on time, while exercising necessary charity, with at least one brownie (or 25 cents, the cost of another) in order to examine its chemical compound for his class.