American Bible Society Launches New 3D Game Outreach in New York

by Christian Examiner |

((Photo: American Bible Society/File))The American Bible Society's New York City HQ.

The American Bible Society has launched a new outreach in the form of a new interactive 3D game called "Dive In" which is set up at the ABS's HQ in Manhattan's Christopher Columbus Circle.

"Dive In" uses a 3D camera that incorporates gesture tracking. Players' body movements are tracked using the software, and that allows them to control their avatar's movements by moving their body to the left or right. They can also swim through an imaginary water landscape by waving their arms.

Before each game starts the Bible verse Luke 12:34 - "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" – is shown to players.

During the game, players need to gather as many heart-shaped jewels as they can. Overall there are three levels for players to collect the gems.

The American Bible Society hopes that players will enjoy the game and whilst doing so engage with Bible verses.