While going through the overnight comments here on GamePolitics, we were surprised to find this one from “Sandi,” apparently an employee of Left Behind games, publisher of the controversial RTS of the same name. Sandi writes:
There has been alot of misleading information spun throughout the public and media regarding Left Behind Eternal Forces game. I encourage you to… download a trial version. I believe the first hand experience will allow you the opportunity to judge for yourself and put these rumors to a rest.
A lengthy statement from Left Behind Games CEO Troy Lyndon is appended to Sandi’s comment. Lyndon’s remarks include:
Our game DOES NOT encourage killing. Our game is NOT anti-Semitic. Our game is NOT anti-Muslim or anti-Islamic… Our game does NOT teach the pre-tribulation theology of the book series, except that this worldview is utilized as a FICTIONAL backdrop of the game.
In the past several days, numerous people have been and continue to spread misinformation about the game. Our game is the first game ever to encourage the use of PRAYER and WORSHIP as the most effective means to resolve conflict.
Physical warfare is discouraged as the LEAST EFFECTIVE means for resolving conflict…and a gamer loses points for using a gun.
GP: It is quite interesting to see Left Behind Games taking their case directly to the people by posting comments like this. The company is obviously feeling the heat from the nonstop criticism in the mainstream media. We’re curious as to whether they hit any other sites’ message boards overnight.