Friday, March 8, 2013

Leviticus the Game: A New App for Your Phone.

For readers of the Bible the book of Leviticus is one those books many claim to have read, but never have. Let's be honest, trying to wade through all the legal prescriptions for the kinds of sacrifices to have when, the type of food to eat and how to cook it, what to plant, and who to have sex with and when is not exactly bracing reading. Much of it is archaic and not the the type of material that one turns to for inspiration in their devotional life.

But a new App may help change it all. A gamer recently introduced Leviticus: the Game. Here is what the article in Tablet Magazine has to say:

As the game begins, cartoon animals go flying in the air, and players must slash their throats by swiping a finger across the screen. Like many similar video games designed for the iPhone and the iPad—most notably the ubiquitous Fruit Ninja—this new game, too, is fast, fun, and unremitting: one misguided touch and it’s all over. But play for a moment or two, and you realize that the game’s rules—blemished animals must be spared, doves must be sacrificed by the pair—were set in place by the grandest designer of them all: The game you’re playing is based on the Bible’s most intricately detailed book.
Titled Leviticus!, the game, as its title suggests, is both irreverent and deeply faithful to the source text—all that business about doves and cows and purity is right there in the book. But whereas Leviticus is too thick with rules to make for a very compelling read, it’s perfect when played.

You can read the full story here. As Jim Davila notes, you can't make this stuff up.

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