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March 28, 2010 12:55 PM   Subscribe

Run Jesus Run, or The 10 Second Gospel is a short and simple flash game about the life of Jesus, from the makers of the Oilgarchy and McDonald's games.
posted by CrunchyFrog (24 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think you should have linked to the project it was made for instead, there are many more games there!
posted by shii at 1:01 PM on March 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


That was fun.
Here is the actual Experimental Gameplay Project - theme "10 seconds" post.
posted by nooneyouknow at 1:12 PM on March 28, 2010


Thanks for reminding me that, in addition to all the other stuff I've been tryng to do, I also signed up for the Experimental Game Project. I've been trying to bend the rules and doing the game over 7 non-consecutive days, but I fear I still won't finish it.
posted by hellojed at 1:16 PM on March 28, 2010


also "Running Jesus" game and run away cartoon
posted by victors at 1:25 PM on March 28, 2010


I made it up to 12 apostles, but I was still crucified. Christ.
posted by ColdChef at 1:29 PM on March 28, 2010 [5 favorites]


I made it up to 12 apostles, but I was still crucified. Christ.

I was just coming here to post that. I guess that makes it Biblically accurate, though.

I particularly love the Super Mario Bros. sound effects when you feed the hungry, raise the dead, etc.
posted by DecemberBoy at 1:34 PM on March 28, 2010


Christ, what an adventure.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:39 PM on March 28, 2010


I got 12 apostles, trained them as my generals, incited a riot, deposed Caesar and installed myself on the Roman throne as Lord Emperor for all Eternity. The game is much easier if you have a theological education and read Harry Turtledove.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 1:40 PM on March 28, 2010 [12 favorites]


Took me a few tries to work out that ten seconds is the time limit and you get crucified whether you "complete" jesus's life or not. I might be reading too much into it, but that seems to say a lot about the futility of achieving anything in life...
posted by radioedit at 1:45 PM on March 28, 2010


I heard that if you finish with 18 apostles, it unlocks John the Baptist as a playable character.
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:51 PM on March 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm told the music is from Jesus if my friend
posted by victors at 2:06 PM on March 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


Hey now, if you finish everything you get triumphant-crucifixion music rather than failure-crucifixion music.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 2:20 PM on March 28, 2010


I can't seem to get this to run at all. I'm certain there's a hilarious theological joke to be made here, but I don't think I'm qualified to do so.
posted by HostBryan at 2:30 PM on March 28, 2010


This game makes me want to make a love offering.
posted by box at 2:42 PM on March 28, 2010


I only got 9 apostles but I unlocked the Ultimate Universe costume.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:44 PM on March 28, 2010


I can't seem to get this to run at all. I'm certain there's a hilarious theological joke to be made here, but I don't think I'm qualified to do so.


Try hitting the space bar to start instead of clicking on the flash object like it says. That was the only way I could get it to work.
posted by DecemberBoy at 2:48 PM on March 28, 2010


victors: "I'm told the music is from Jesus if my friend "

Hey, it really is. That's great. The ultimate meme convergence continues apace.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 4:27 PM on March 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


This was cute. Also pretty. I was trying to decide if it was blasphemous or not, and I think it's not. I like the scripture references.
posted by Nelson at 5:07 PM on March 28, 2010


Fun&funny! -- the "triumphant" crucifixion music when the 12 disciples are all collected felt simultaneously awesome and horrible, which is a tricky manouvre to pull off in any medium.

The best game so far from the Experimental Gameplay Project, in my mind, is unquestionably this, but I know a lot of people disagree.
posted by Rumpled at 6:55 PM on March 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


victors: "I'm told the music is from Jesus if my friend "

Previously (also)
posted by niles at 8:25 PM on March 28, 2010


The best game so far from the Experimental Gameplay Project, in my mind, is unquestionably this, but I know a lot of people disagree.

Love it. Will have to wait for the HTML 5 version for the i stuff.
posted by juiceCake at 8:43 PM on March 28, 2010


So simple and yet so entertaining.
posted by The Fly at 11:33 AM on March 29, 2010


Amazon is selling a hintbook.

A story about that link:
We've taken to haunting the local 24-hour Wal-Mart super late at night. There is this Bible bookshelf place that sells obnoxious fundie Christian stuff. The book linked to there has been on that shelf for like two years now. Every time I go by I try to make a new video game joke. "Tells you how to collect all the mana!" "The alternate costume makes him look like Muhammad." "There's a cheat code that allows for infinite loaves and fishes!" "Get the best ending and you still die, but you come back to life three days later." "In the sequel you go to outer space!" And so on. The "Buddha as alternate playable character" joke has been done, or one like it. But I ran out of joke ideas long ago.

posted by JHarris at 1:37 AM on March 30, 2010


Christ, what an asshole.
posted by disillusioned at 4:58 PM on March 31, 2010


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