It’s rare to have a game directed solely at tweens – kids aged 10 through 13 – much less it be a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game…
And there have been a few companies that have tried to use gaming to introduce religion to kids and teens – including a few failed attempts – but The Aetherlight – an animated game sort of like Narnia meets Wizard 101 – is a steampunk-themed multiplayer adventure that is designed specifically for that age group…
The game is endorsed by the American Bible Society and features additional Bible activities within the “Resistance Academy” area of the game.
But the Biblical themes are interwoven throughout a rich story. The Aetherlight is designed to engage pre-teens with the Bible. The game is allegorical and is closely linked to the Biblical narrative, however, does not use Biblical names, places, and language that may confuse or alienate some players.
The game uses literary or rhetorical devices that convey hidden meanings through symbolic figures, actions, imagery, and / or events, which together create the moral, spiritual, or political meaning the game maker wishes to convey.
The game can also be played on PC or Mac… and on iOS and Android…
About The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance
In The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance, players join the Resistance and work with the mysterious Scarlet Man against the evil Usurper. Puzzle, quest and craft your way through a fantastic steampunk world that is ruled by the self-proclaimed Emperor’s Automatons and smothered by the poisonous fog.
Craft new weapons and equipment to help you in the fight against the Automaton army. Explore the land of Aethasia in quests to restore what was stolen and corrupted when he seized control. Repower the Great Engines and help establish the Resistance as the hope of Aethasia. Work with your friends to uncover what happened to the Great Engineer. Fight in each other’s battles, share clues and tips to push back the fog in this role-playing adventure that puts you right in the middle of the Resistance’s fight for freedom.
The first episode is available for $12.99 with subsequent episodes priced at $15.99, or parents can choose to purchase a variety of packages with exclusive bonuses, including exciting behind-the-scenes access and the ability to design in-game content.