Published: September 23, 2022
Nonprofit Video Game Publisher Wants to Break ‘Into The Gaming Space With God’s Word’
By Movieguide® Contributor
Nonprofit video game publisher Foundation for Intelligent Media & Design announced the upcoming release of their first video game, “The Anointed: David Saves Keilah.”
It’s set during 1 Samuel Chapter 22 and 23, and players will get to play as David and hide from King Saul and his army.
This game is set to be the first of three video games IMD will release, all following the life of King David.
Part of the reason IMD wants to release games like this are due to the skyrocketing numbers of teens who are experiencing depression and committing suicide.
“According to the CDC, youth suicides soared during Covid-19, while depression, fear and anxiety is at an all-time high,” said IMD Interactive President Drayton Cosby. “Showing people that God is searching for them through difficult times is a big reason why we were led to merge the Bible and gaming.”
IMD Interactive Chief Technology Officer Matt Clark added, “We are breaking into the gaming space with God’s Word because that’s where younger generations are spending the most of their time. Our hearts are focused on equipping young leaders, supporting parents and giving churches more tools to grow so our society can thrive.”
IMD Interactive Chief Operating Officer and Head of Interactive Carlo Romano is particularly dedicated to spreading the message of the game; he lost a young family member to suicide.
“Losing a loved one to suicide is difficult, you never fully recover from it as a family,” he explained. “But we know the power of the Bible and the wisdom it contains, so if we can deliver it the right way, lives can be changed.”
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