(THE FIRST NEWS) -- A Warsaw-based games developer has caused a splash after creating a video game that will allow players to take on the role of Jesus Christ.
Set to be jointly published by PlayWay and SimulaM, the game titled I Am Jesus Christ will soon be available for download on the Steam platform and will be playable on Windows 10 operating systems.
According to the promotional material, players will “walk in the footsteps of Jesus in an incredible retelling of the story of Christ from birth to resurrection.”
In their role as the Messiah, users will “perform amazing miracles, interact with a cast of biblical figures and travel around the Holy Land from Jerusalem to Galilee.”
Several years in the making, the game is the brainchild of Maksym Vysochanskiy, the CEO of games developer SimulaM.
Speaking previously, Vysochanskiy has said that the idea first came to him over 20 years ago: “I was so inspired by computer-animated movies like Shrek and Toy Story that I thought, wouldn’t it be great to make such a film about Christ.”
As time passed, however, Vysochanskiy’s idea morphed to become a video game. When games publisher PlayWay expressed an interest, the project became a reality.