THIRD DAY GAMES, INC. (July 2011)
Since 2004, Third Day Games has been developing Bible-based
Christian video games for elementary age children to help
parents and religious educators tap into childrenís love of
video games and promote Christian values. Our goal is to help
build Christian character by keeping kids connected to Godís
Word and instilling Bible knowledge that will serve them for
a lifetime and beyond. The companyís flagship product,
BIG Bible Town, is the first and only online game
that immerses K-6 children in scripture-based Bible
adventures with gameplay that teaches Christian values and
encourages kids to put their faith into practice. Third Day Games
has also developed over 130 Bible story games used by hundreds of
churches of all denominations and carried by hundreds of
retailers throughout the US. The privately held, ten-person
company is located in Huntsville, AL.
Third Day Game Products:
BIG Bible Town is a multi-player online game set in a 1st century animated Biblical world. The objective of the game is to create your own personal BIG Bible Town homestead, while also building a vibrant, church-centric community. With a parentís permission, kids first signup for a free account where they can customize their game character and begin decorating their homestead. They can also earn game coins by playing the two Bible adventures that come with their free account - Noahís Ark and Zacchaeus the Tax Collector.
With a subscription, kids are able to unlock three new Bible adventures each month. These additional games let them earn more game coins that they can then use to decorate and upgrade their homestead, buy new clothes, and purchase pets to accompany them around their Bible Town.
The game also encourages kids to donate a portion of their game earnings to their BIG Bible Town church and to invite their friends to join their town. As citizens of each otherís towns, their contributions are donated to each otherís church allowing them to add a school, hospital, park, and more. By working together, they help each other grow their church and build a better BIG Bible Town. The game launched online on November 15, 2010 and is updated monthly to include new content. Families purchase subscriptions for up to 5 children online at the BIG Bible Town website.
Bible Champions is a nondenominational Christian video game series based on classic Bible stories. It uses the NRSV and Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) translations. It was developed with editorial oversight from LifeWay and Cokesbury Christian publishing companies. The first version of the game was originally released on June 5, 2005 and numerous volumes have released since. The game is marketed and sold by Third Day Games and our retail distributor EMI/CMG.
Gospel Champions is a Catholic video game that sequences with the Lectionary to give kids Gospel story games that correspond to the readings they hear in mass. Volume I uses the NRSV-CE (New Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition), and Volume II uses the NAB (New American Bible). The Bonus Pack does not sequence with the lectionary but instead is based on classic Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments. Gospel Champions was developed and published with editorial oversight by Catholic publisher Silver Burdett Ginn Religion. It was originally released on September 1, 2006 and is marketed and sold by Third Day Games and our retail distributor EMI/CMG.