Speaking of Facebook (which I don’t use), I see that Moses’ journey is now a Facebook game:
(CNN) – Moses is a cartoon with a big head, a small body and beady black button eyes with a spiky grey beard and spongy grey hair in a new game on Facebook.
The art style is meant to reflect “the casual social game” that it is, says Brent Dusing, CEO of Hexify, creator of the first biblically based Facebook game, The Journey of Moses. “It’s a fun, immersive, adventure game, so it’s meant to be fun but respectful to the content and appropriate for the gravity of the story.”
Dusing says “300 million people play social games on Facebook.” That’s close to the population of the United States, so his target audience is “anyone from 13 to over 70 … it’s a timeless story that billions around the world know.”
At the beginning of the game, pharoah’s daughter, reminiscent of a Cleopatra bobble-head, picks up a bundled baby Moses and cradles him in her arms.
Moses is often portrayed as a great stutterer, timid of speaking in public, but in the game he is soon called a man schooled in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, molded into a Moses “powerful in speech and in action.”
“Moses starts out as the grandson essentially of the king of the world,” Dusing said.
From that starting point, any Facebook user who agrees to the terms of the application can invite friends to immerse themselves in a social game revolving around the life and journey of the religious figure.
It’s free, but users can purchase elements along the way to better their experience in the game.
The Journey of Moses, like Facebook itself, is addictive, and advancement through the game, in which there is “no winning or losing,” is contingent on social connections…
Addictive? Well that says it all.
What a total waste of time.