The role-playing adventure game The Aetherlight taps into a power as old as the Bible to teach players eternal truths

“Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.” (Matthew 13:34)

During His ministry, Jesus never spoke to the crowds without telling a story. These parables are so powerful because they’re easy to remember—and come packed with a truth that lingers in your mind and finds its way into your heart.

Following the example of our Lord, a small New Zealand-based gaming studio has created an ambitious retelling of the Bible that’s an allegory where players can actually enter into the world of the story.

Scarlet City Studios was established to advance the historic mission of a postal Sunday school ministry. The company’s online adventure game The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance reimagines the grand tale of the Bible as a steampunk, allegorical story that’s both entertaining and educational.

Our brains are wired to be more receptive to stories than to cold facts. It’s how God created us.


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