Online Bible game for children

Children  around the world, including Kiwis, are playing a New Zealand made online Bible game designed to bring the Scriptures alive.

“We love it,” was the resounding comment from kids at the Hope Centre Lower Hutt (pictured), who recently trialled The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance.

The Bible Society is partnering with Scarlet City to help families and churches connect the story kids encounter in the world of Aethasia to the real story of the Bible.

By connecting game players to the big story of the Bible, The Aetherlight  brings a significant opportunity to help pre-teens understand the Bible’s relevance in their lives,” said Stephen Opie, Bible Society Programme Director.

Scarlet City Studios is a small New Zealand-based gaming studio with a mission to take the Bible and re-tell it for a digital generation.

The game tells a tale paralleling the story of the Bible, reimagining the Bible story as a ’steampunk’ allegory taking characters and stories from the Bible and putting a fresh face on them to connect with kids.

Episodes are released every few months (episode two, The Resistance Takes Flight was released in July this year).

The game comes with its own companion Bible, which has just been released in the USA and New Zealand.

The New Living Translation includes two unique codes to unlock exclusive game items.

The Aetherlight is available on PC and Macs, as well as Apple and Android mobile devices.  Visit for full details or download the game from the app stores.

The Aetherlight companion Bible is also now available from Bible Society New Zealand at $24.99 email: or telephone 0800 424 253.


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