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Christian Video Game Platform Creates Content Parents Can Trust

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Christian Video Game Platform Creates Content Parents Can Trust

By Movieguide® Contributor

TruPlay Games has created a Christian entertainment platform that shares God’s truth through video games, videos and comics to combat the current toxic media landscape.

“All of our games are built to be incredibly fun, very high quality, built by gaming professionals who worked at world-class gaming companies, but also games that reveal God’s truth,” Brent Dusing, CEO and founder of TruPlay Games, told The Christian Post.

“But at the same time, we’re dealing with issues that kids are dealing with, and we’re showing that God is there and that there is a positive way to deal with negativity that comes through,” he continued. “And that your identity and your development as a human being should be tied to God’s plan for you, not someone else’s agenda.”

The TruPlay platform operates on a subscription model, allowing users access to their entire content library for $10 a month. It is available on both IOS and Android.

Some games include “Stained Glass,” a match-3 puzzle game where the player creates a stained-glass panorama, revealing the stories of important Bible figures. In “Heroes of Rhym: Battle for Elvadar,” a group of kids has to protect a castle from an evil queen.

TruPlay is cultivating a trustworthy platform at a time when kids are constantly bombarded with toxic content. A 2021-22 report from CyberSafe Kids’ revealed that 64% of children reported that a stranger had contacted them through a game. Twenty-six percent of children have seen something online that bothered them, and 29% of those children kept it to themselves rather than telling a parent.

The study also found that 95% of kids ages 8 to 12 have a smart device of their own.

Like other Christian platforms, TruPlay strives to be a place of light in an age where darkness abounds. The platform is designed for families, as the games allow parents to interact with their children.

“Whether it’s the investors or employees, I think people that are involved with TruPlay, even our customers, feel it’s a chance to really change the outcomes for children,” Dusing said. “To really change the stories they hear, and hopefully bring God’s truth back to the forefront and hopefully see a real change for the youngest generation.”

Movieguide® previously reported:

The upcoming video game, Gate Zero, seeks to bring scripture to life through an interactive story set in 1st-century Israel. 

“The game starts out in the year 2072 in the dystopian world of Terrapolis,” a synopsis of the game reads. “You and your cousin Hector receive a cryptic mission from your eccentric late grandmother. She offers the chance to win her whole inheritance if you unlock the secrets of her mysterious ‘pearl.’ You and Hector decide to solve this mystery by going back to the source in his time machine, Gate Zero.” 

In an age of short attention spans and low scriptural engagement, the team behind Gate Zero – Bible X – wants to present key Gospel moments in a new, immersive way. They believe the Bible will come to life as players become eyewitnesses to the miracles that Jesus performed and take in the sights and sounds of 1st-century Israel along the way.