I had a few replies to a couple of posts I made in the Threads: Catholic Christian Video Game Ideas and Catholic Video Games, so I decided to start this thread on Making a Catholic Computer game - i.e. actually making one, as opposed to talking about how to make one.
To explain a bit more, I have a merged the two posts I made below:
I have always been interested in making a Catholic computer (video) game. However the various attempts to do this (or to make a Christian game in general) have often been quite boring.
I think it would be best to go in one of three ways. 1. Either make an ‘out and out’ Catholic themed game for Catholics, with no pretensions of trying to teach anybody anything they don’t already know. 2. Make a game that is Catholic by virtue of its context e.g. an historical game set in the Middle Ages in Europe would naturally have a large Catholic element, or a vampire type game (e.g. Castlevania) could (and often does) make reference to Christianity in general, and Catholicism specifically. 3. Have a game that deals with moral and spiritual themes, but does not make any pretensions to being for any one religion/religious group. In this sort of game I do think you would need to allow for the player to really choose evil, in order for the choice to be good to be meaningful.
I have an idea for a game mostly in the second category. It would be a basic platforming game based loosely on the experience/historical situation of the Desert Fathers/Mothers (if people know who they were).
I am thinking of something quite basic, and just as a fun distraction. So if people would like to contribute, get involved, know more details etc. please reply to this thread.