{{Game Review}} Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance




Where does God’s Word fit in a gaming world? “Right in the middle of it!” says Tyndale House Publishers and Scarlet City Studios. The two organizations have formed an exciting partnership to bring the gospel story to young gamers. Tyndale’s new Aetherlight Bible releases this summer and is built around themes from the new action-adventure online game The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance.



“Tyndale House grew out of the efforts of Dr. Kenneth Taylor as he worked to make God’s Word accessible to his children,” said Blaine A. Smith, associate publisher at Tyndale House Publishers. “For over fifty years, Tyndale has been focused on providing innovative ways for people to connect to God’s Word. This new partnership with Scarlet City Studios enables us to engage children in a game environment with the truth of Scripture. We are excited to join with Scarlet City Studios to create this Bible and help parents engage with their kids in an environment they understand.”




The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance is the first digital engagement experience of its kind. The Entertainment Software Association reports that 59 percent of Americans play video games and more than 50 percent of US households have at least two gaming consoles. In only four years the gaming industry has seen an increase in sales of more than 200 percent. The Aetherlight game aims to help young people see their stories in the context of God’s story via a world that is grounded in the biblical narrative. The companion Bible will help families build upon the bridge between the game’s allegory and the words of Scripture. Through different media forms, Tyndale House Publishers and Scarlet City Studios are bringing God’s Word into this unique market. 

The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance is more than a game,” said Tim Cleary, Scarlet City Studios’ Aetherlight world builder. “It’s an immersive experience that, carefully balancing theology and theatrics, brings to life the biblical narrative for a digital generation. It connects Scripture and real-life application through the world of Aethasia as a high-quality, state-of-the-art game that allows players to experience the mission of God in Scripture for themselves. It’s fantastic, then, to be able to offer a physical, tactile Bible to match this rich experience.”

Join the Resistance today, and play the online game! The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance is available now at www.theaetherlight.com. Be sure to look for the Aetherlight companion Bible in stores and online this summer!


*My Thoughts*
My pre-teen wasn't here for the summer for me to have her try it, so I played. I'd like to consider myself to be an avid.gamer. I have video/computer/phone app games that I play.  Aetherlight is doing everything right, not only from gameplay point of view, but just the whole concept. The target community is clearly defined and the gameplay is challenging and motivating for pre-teen players as well as their parents or anyone else who is a gamer. There were I several times in the game that made me laugh, just because it seemed fitting. The Aetherlight is a wonderful videogame and I highly recommend it.

*DIsclaimer*
I received a code for a free 3 day trial game play in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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