Perhaps you’ve heard of the juggernaut video game, World of Warcraft. If not, it’s a video game and social networking tool that boasts over seven million players worldwide. Odds are, you either play it yourself, have a child who plays, or know someone who plays. If none of those are the case, then you are in fact and oddity.
As usual, some over-eager Christians are yet again jumping on the bandwagon in hopes of cashing in on this global phenomena. This time around, it’s the Religious Society of Friends, or The Quakers.
While World of Warcraft contains intricate combat and battle, World of Peacecraft (yes, that’s actually the title), is being created by Pacifists. So, as you can imagine, there’s not a whole lot of fighting involved.
Gameplay will take a historical bent and will attempt to communicate the core values of the Quaker tradition, such as protesting the slave trade and worshiping in silence. The game will, and I quote, “extend traditional Quaker values and historic testimonies — such as their work to end the slave trade, protesting against war, and worshiping in silence — into an immersive, 3D environment.”
W00t! Worshiping in a 3D environment!?! It’s about time!