FEDERAL WAY, WA (May 17, 2016) – The first Bible designed for young gamers will not only encourage youth to engage in Scripture, but also will help children in need throughout the world.
Themed around the new action-adventure computer game The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance, “The Aetherlight Bible” will be launched this summer by Tyndale House Publishers.
Scarlet City Studios, makers of the The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance game, will donate a minimum of 10 percent of the retail price from all sales of the Tyndale Aetherlight Bible to support World Vision’s work throughout the U.S. and the world.
“I am proud to be associated with The Aetherlight project, which is designed to engage tweens in the Bible in a new and innovative way,” said Karen Sendelback, senior director of partner engagement at World Vision.
The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance is the first digital engagement experience of its kind. The game aims to help young people see their story in the context of God’s story via a world grounded in the biblical narrative. The new Aetherlight companion Bible will help families build upon the bridge between the game’s allegory and the words of Scripture.
“In a game where players are drawn into a resistance against a usurper and his oppressive forces, there is nothing better than partnering with someone who allows this to happen in ‘the real world,’” adds Scarlet City Worldbuilder Tim Cleary. “Through this partnership with World Vision, players are able to be part of real world good! Join the Resistance!”
The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance, which released May 5, is available for PC, Mac, iOS and Android, and can be downloaded at: www.theaetherlight.com.
About Scarlet City Studios:
Scarlet City Studios is a small New Zealand-based gaming studio with an epic goal: to take the greatest story ever told and re-tell it for a digital generation. Established in 2012 to advance the historic mission of a postal Sunday school ministry, Scarlet City took the epic tale of the Bible and re-imagined it as a steampunk, allegorical story that would be entertaining, educational, formational and creative. With the launch of The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance, the studio’s ongoing mission is to tell great stories, nurture genuine innovation, and foster rich encounters. For more information, visit www.scarletcitystudios.com.
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About World Vision:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities in its work with children, families, and their communities in nearly 100 countries to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, please visit www.WorldVision.org/media-center/ or on Twitter @WorldVisionUSA.
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