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New Jesus sim will let you do all the best Jesus stuff in first-person

I Am Jesus Christ is more than just a walking-on-water simulator

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The publisher of Cooking Simulator, Car Mechanic Simulator, Thief Simulator VR, and other simulation-style PC games is releasing a sim of godlike proportions: It’s called I Am Jesus Christ and it puts you into the humble sandals of Jesus of Nazareth himself, letting you perform dozens of first-person miracles.

A new trailer for I Am Jesus Christ showcases a greatest hits of New Testament miracles: Jesus cures the blind, spawns fish until a hungry peasant’s bucket overflows, and even walks on water to command a stormy sea to obey him. The trailer even offers a first-person perspective on Christ’s crucifixion, as his sacred heart meter depletes, just as it was described in the Bible. And of course, there’s the resurrection.

On Steam, we get a peek of a few more moments from Christ’s life in first-person: Jesus washing his disciples’ feet, the Last Supper, brawling with Satan. While developer SimulaM focuses mainly on the miracles, it sounds like there will be some gameplay challenges here. “You can try to save the world as He did,” the game’s Steam description reads. “Are you ready to fight with Satan in the desert, exorcising demons and curing sick people? Or calm the storm in the sea?”

As first-person savior games go, I Am Jesus Christ looks pretty good, at least in the visuals department. Exactly how it will play remains to be seen. The Windows PC game does not have a release date beyond “coming soon.” Hopefully it’s very soon; someone’s got a birthday coming up.

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