After our earlier discussion about building religion into computer games, the LA Times reports that a Christian-themed game is in the offing, based on the Left Behind series. The Left Behind franchise site concurs: it's a real-time strategy game, set in post-Rapture New York City (where else).
There's a Left Behind Games site, naturally enough, which explains that the upcoming game (Left Behind: Eternal Forces) combines spiritual and... other warfare. Oh Babylon is fallen, and with some relish:
Command your forces through intense battles across a breathtaking, authentic depiction of New York City .
Control more than 30 units types - from Prayer Warrior and Hellraiser to Spies, Special Forces and Battle Tanks!
We also noted the launch of a Christian-themed MySpace competitor in March.
I'm wondering if I should open up a religion and cyberculture department... hm.