Convert or die -- critics say that's the message of a new computer game that has a distinctly Christian message.
The game is called "Left Behind," and a representative of the company that is making it said they are simply trying to spread Christianity to a new generation. But critics said the game is actually spreading intolerance of other faiths.
When you start it up, "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" looks very much like other computer games, with multiple views of an urban landscape. But unlike most games, it is designed around the idea of spreading Christianity.
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"It's an honest attempt by us to make a difference in the world by creating a product that has positive moral values," said Troy Lyndon of Left Behind Games, Inc.
The object of the game is to convert as many people as possible to Christianity. Players earn points by saving souls. If a player can't convert someone, they can shoot and kill them. But if they opt for bloodshed, they lose points.
"There's nothing with regard to the message that's negative in any way, nothing that's against Jews, Hindus Muslims," Lyndon said.
But the game is drawing criticism from critics. Daniel Gardenswartz of the Anti-Defamation League in San Diego said the game also delivers a not-so-subtle message of intolerance.
"I am appalled and disgusted by the kind of message that it tries to thrust upon people of all faiths, that unless you are a believer of one faith, then you are suitable for death," Gardenswartz told NBC 7/39.
Some Christian groups have also criticized the game for its violence.
But Lyndon said that the game is not about violence at all.
"The reality of how the game works is your goal is to win by collecting all these clues, and you can actually win the game without firing a shot," he said.
Wal-Mart is one of the retailers selling the game. Company officials told NBC 7/39 they do not plan to remove the game from store shelves.