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Thousands of years later, The Bible has arrived on Steam

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I had to do a double-take to ensure I wasn't seeing things: The Bible is now available on Steam in the form of a Kinetic Novel. Yes really, a developer going by "Bible Games" has actually put it on Steam. This release supports Linux with a Native build too (Ren'py engine) because of course it needs to reach all God's children — something like that anyway.

Not only does it provide the good book, it also comes with an original soundtrack and an voice over from beginning to end. On top of that, there's even a trivia section so you can really prove your knowledge,

I don't think it really needs much of an explanation? Or maybe it does? I heard it's a bit unbalanced and gives lots of conflicting information that doesn't hold up well.

While some might think this is a little odd, or even a silly gimmick, it's managed a "Very Positive" rating on Steam so clearly some are enjoying their time spent in it with reviews like "I will become the greatest Bible player" and "atheists approved".

Even better, it has achievements, because as God knows, people sure do love earning things on Steam. Going by a Reddit post, the developer mentioned they did this because other ways of reading it on a PC were apparently bad.

Again, yes this is a real Steam "game" release, see it over here.

Oh they even made a little trailer for it:

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logge Nov 16, 2022
I sure love your 'It's a bit unbalanced' rating lots!
elgatil Nov 16, 2022
Oh my God!
Klaas Nov 16, 2022
The Bible seems to be made in renpy.
F.Ultra Nov 16, 2022
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I like this project more: BBC: Youths reveal racy Bible calendar :)
harre Nov 16, 2022
Will a steam deck review come soon? 😄
nebadon2025 Nov 16, 2022
seems like its based on either King James or New King James which technically makes this only 411 years late if its King James version or 40 years late if its the New King James version.
wvstolzing Nov 16, 2022
The reddit thread is interesting. The guy who made this claims he couldn't find an audiobook, or an accessible version for visually impaired people ... which is pretty implausible by itself; but then he goes on to tell how that gave him the impetus to prepare 'translations of the text into as many languages as he could', & hire voice actors in various languages to record his (?) translations, and so on.

Doesn't sound terribly serious (or even sane) to me.

I mean, pro-level bible software costs a ton (because it comes with pretty amazing interlinked text, Greek & Hebrew translations, historical commentaries, and so on), but basic e-book/audiobook type releases are a dime a dozen.

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Koopacabras Nov 16, 2022
I like the idea of not behaving like an ass but the universe creation dunnoh it made a lot of ppl angry and it has been widely regarded as a bad move.
Eike Nov 16, 2022
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A review says...

Duplication glitch for infinite wine and fish still not patched. Took 3 days to respawn when i died.

I'll wait for His next work.
slaapliedje Nov 16, 2022
I have been doing some light reading recently; https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-House-Pharaohs-Revelations-Historical/dp/1591430275/ so this is a wonderful coincidence.

I was actually wondering why there haven't been more games, perhaps similar to Total War, that takes place in dynastic Egyptian times.
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