Monk-missionary Invents Online Game To Attract Youth

September 5, 2009

Moscow, September 1, Interfax – Chancery of the Moscow Patriarchate received a proposal to create a computer program for studying Orthodoxy in form of a simulator game, the Infox.ru website has reported.

The project’s author Father Maxim is convinced the new online project is necessary, as it will help youth to learn more about the Church in exciting form of a computer game. According to the project, a user creates his personage, chooses his sex, age and appearance. Then the personage develops from level to level as his secular life is based on commandments and he is rewarded if he behaves well and suffers hardships for his unrighteous actions.

A player can also choose to develop in a church sphere: women can become sisters of mercy, nuns or mothers superiors in nunneries, while men can be seminarians, priests and bishops.

“Anyway, young people spend their time in virtual world, and it’ll be better if they spiritually develop instead of “shooting and killing,” Fr. Maxim believes.

From: http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=6400

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