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vincent

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I was reading 2 Samuel 23, 8-37. This is about "David's Mighty Men" as the paragraph is called in the NIV. There are 3 mighty man named especially: Josheb-Basshebeth, Eleazar and Shammah. These are men who did apparently mighty deeds, one is described in the chapter. While I was reading this I couldn't help but notice the potential for game ideas from this section. You could use this as a theme for an FPS, an RPG, a Commandos style game, or RTS.

David sends his 3 out on a mission to do this or that:

Commandos style: By usuing the skills correctly of each of the 3 you must make it though the levels and complete the mission

RPG: The 3 are a party. You'll need to embark on the mission and by gaining skills and experience complete the task

RTS: By raising armies and fighting the enemy armies

FPS: For each mission, level, choose one of the three and work though the level.

etc...

For me this really speaks to my imagination. Many posibilities here.

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buddboy

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i like either the commando style or the RTS... the RTS would be the only one that i would probably be allowed to play... i would like to help with this if you do it...

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CoolJ

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An RTS would be really cool!

If it was an RTS, you would need some men proficient with ranged weapons. Don't forget the insane Benjemites who produced excellent archers and a gang of left-handed sling throwers "each of who could sling a stone at a hair and not miss" Being left handed I can appreciate that!

I call them insane, because they once tried to take on all the other 11 tribes of Israel at the same time! Definitely NOT a good idea! But they were excellent fighters though. (Read Judges 20 for an epic battle!)

By the time of David, the Benjemites (what was left of them I guess) had made up with the others and no doubt were still producing exceptional warriors! (2 Samuel 19:16)

buddboy

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lol... hey coolj!! it's been a while since i've seen you on here... lol... cool ideas!!

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ArchAngel

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strongest of the mighty men killed over a thousand, the weakest, only a measly hundred. lol. of course they are great game material.
I, along with countless others, have been dreaming of a cool game for this.

I also have a friend who has her masters in biblical archeology. stuided in israel for it too. she said that if I needed any info about that stuff for a game, be sure to ask her. so, that could be good...

I personally would rather see a 3rd person action game. people like the Mighty Men deserve an all out, over the top, hack and slasher.

probably will have to add the ability to steal the enemy's weapon, because that's mentioned alot.
"yeah, this guy took this 7 foot egyptians spear and killed him with it... yup..."

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CPUFreak91

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quote:
Originally posted by coolj:
Being left handed I can appreciate that!


Me too!

I like that idea for an bible FPS game. You don't see too many of those!

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buddboy

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well, you guys could work together... make ALL those games... lol just kidding... but you could work together and make an FPS version and an RTS version... for those who don't think that the FPS 3D violence thing is right... so everyone can play it... lol...

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HanClinto

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quote:
Originally posted by CPUFreak91:
I like that idea for an bible FPS game. You don't see too many of those!

FWIW, I'm not sure, but I think the Left Behind game that should be coming out soon is an RTS.

buddboy

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he said FPS... lol...

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HanClinto

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Ah, right-o.

I tend to see a lot of Christian video games written from the perspective of FPS, though they may not be games set in Biblical times.

Most of the games on CGNow seem to be FPS though.

I'm not sure that I've seen many (any?) games that are "Bible" games, per-se, though there was at least one that was Bible stories animated for the computer.

Okay, now that I think of it, there is one Bible game coming out (hopefully) soon. That one is the much-anticipated game Rebel Planet, by Peter Churness and company. That's a Bible historical fiction game, and it just so happens to be first/third person.

Oh yeah, forgot about the other Bible game, Timothy and Titus, by White Knight. That one is also first/third person.

In conclusion, unless you want to count the old Wisdom Tree games, I can only think of two "Bible" games right now, and both of those are FPS.

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CoolJ

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quote:
Originally posted by buddboy:
lol... hey coolj!! it's been a while since i've seen you on here... lol... cool ideas!!


thanks buddboy!
yeah, i got a week off from school so im goofing off a little now

kiwee

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I love the Idea, i will help with any graphic if it is an RPG or RTS.

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buddboy

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me too lol...

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Conan

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wb to myself... LOL

Been some time since my last reply... sigh... *gets nostalgic

Anyway, one of my Ideas for a Game/Book (lol, i never decide which one I'll do...), has a Chapter/Level based on those passages called One Man Army, though it's kinda modern and less impressive (one lone guy takes on an army by himself, but mainly using traps and hit & run style, complete with frag grenades )

just thought it was a very good concept... (I'd love to do it as a level for a game, but a book is easier :P )

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Ashton_JX

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quote:
Originally posted by conan:
one lone guy takes on an army by himself...

I did that in the UT2k4 demo once (kind of / sort of / anyways. Almost got close to slaying my hundreds :P)
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buddboy

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ROFL!!

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Ashton_JX

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quote:
Originally posted by conan:
Anyway, one of my Ideas for a Game/Book (lol, i never decide which one I'll do...)

Maybe a choose your own adventure book? Its kind of a mix between game and book.

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buddboy

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those are cool... kind of... lol... hey! *light bulb* what about a choose your own adventure book game?... oh wait... never mind, already been done... lol...

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