One of 500 is an upcoming episodic narrative game about the Gospel, as a “morally and spiritually challenging and fascinating adventure interwoven with events around Jesus from Nazareth.”
The Gospel is the cumulative Christian text that follows the life of Jesus, from the perspective of anonymous authors who titled their chapters after the apostles, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Though their contents are essentially identical, each gospel interprets the role and character of Jesus differently, and acts as a record of the man’s teachings. At Lightword Productions, the team are developing One of 500, a sincere and emotionally engaging game about the gospels, and are aiming to “raise the bar for the quality of bible games like never before.”
The idea was born of a dissertation from the founder of the studio, Amin Joshua. It discovered that young people wanted to learn about biblical content, but only in a video game, and there were none that fit the bill.