The founders of Phoenix Interactive Studios, a Christian video game company, recently claimed that Satan was the reason their new Biblical game "Bible Chronicles: The Call of Abraham" didn't get the funding it needed.
Richard Gaeta, a co-founder of Phoenix, claims that trouble has befallen himself and his partner Martin Bertram ever since they tried to raise money for their video game (teaser below) on the crowdsourcing website Kickstarter.
"From projects falling through and people that were lined up to help us make this a success falling through," Bertram told Polygon.com. "Lots of factors raining down on us like fire and brimstone."
Unfortunately for Phoenix, their Kickstarter page brought in $19,000 of their $100,000 goal.
According to GameSpot.com, Phoenix also tried to raise funds on Indiegogo.com, but only made $875.
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Gaeta and Bertram believe the Bible is literal, deny evolution and think the earth was created 6,000 years ago.
Since their video game follows the Bible, it would include the destruction of Sodom-Gomorrah, adultery, rape, incest and attempted infanticide (Abraham and Isaac).
"It's not only the content of the game, but the context in which it's presented and what's promoted, what is glorified," claims Bertram. "In a game like Grand Theft Auto 5, it's about just having as much fun as you can at the expense of the people whose property you're destroying and the girls that you're trying to pick up and use for a night. It's really glorifying those things."