Blockbuster Left Behind Series in Development as Real Time Strategy Computer Game
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2005--Fans of the Left Behind Series books will soon be able to join the Tribulation Forces and participate actively in the battle of good versus evil with the launch of the real-time-strategy (RTS) title, Left Behind: Eternal Forces, the first PC game based on the blockbuster apocalyptic series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.
Scheduled for release between Christmas 2005 and Easter 2006, Left Behind: Eternal Forces will put players in command of the apocalyptic battles raging in the streets of New York City between the angelic Tribulation Forces and the demonic Global Community Peacekeepers during the End of Days. Gamers will participate in events from the Left Behind book series in single player mode and battle to capture territory from other players in the multi-player online game mode.
The Left Behind game series will allow play in the same End of Days fictional world as the bestselling Left Behind(R) novels, which use the prophecies of the Book of Revelation as a framework. The first title, Left Behind: Eternal Forces, is set in the future when the faithful have been gathered up and ascended to Heaven during the Rapture. In the chaos that follows, the Antichrist has taken the reigns of power at the United Nations and is gathering the countries of the world under his banner. But a small resistance, the Tribulation Forces, have formed to oppose Satan's legions.
The challenge of converting secular/neutral units to fight on the side of light or darkness is sure to present gamers with a deeper level of game play than in other real-time-strategy titles. The company says the scenery will also be the most realistic representation of New York City ever seen in a game. Left Behind Games photographed nearly 500 blocks of the city to create maps and 3D environments in the first title.
ABOUT THE LEFT BEHIND SERIES:
Written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, the 13 Left Behind(R) novels chronicle the lives of those remaining on earth after the Rapture to endure a seven-year period called the Tribulation. One of the bestselling fiction series of all time, the last seven Left Behind(R) novels have reached the #1 spot on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Launched in 1995, these apocalyptic thrillers have been breakout hits for a decade, selling more than 63 million copies, changing how Christian books are retailed, generating intense media coverage and sparking debate on End Times issues. For more information, visit www.leftbehind.com.
ABOUT LEFT BEHIND GAMES:
Left Behind Games Inc. was founded in October 2001 for the purpose of developing games based upon the intensely popular Left Behind Series. The mission of Left Behind Games is to become the world's leading independent developer and publisher of quality interactive entertainment products that perpetuate family values and appeal to mainstream, Christian and gamer audiences, while remaining committed to increasing shareholder value and pursuing the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in all business affairs. CEO and Co-Founder Troy Lyndon has more than 20 years' experience in the video gaming market. A videogame pioneer, he was producer of the first 3D sports game, Madden Football for Electronic Arts in 1990. President Jeffrey Frichner is a veteran investment and financial advisory consulting services professional with 15 years experience and currently advises numerous public companies in market and fund raising activities.
For more information or to play the free Left Behind(R) trivia game, visit www.leftbehindgames.com.