All of our classic Computer Bible Games For Windows XP have been retired! However, our best Computer Bible Games have been ported to Microsoft Small Basic, Visual Basic, Visual C# and Java to help teach game programming to new programming students. Please check out our Computer Bible Game Programming Tutorials to learn how to develop your own games using the most popular programming languages at our BibleByte Books website located at this link.
Our classic Computer Bible Games were originally published between 1982 and 2012. The Bible story games in this section use graphic layouts as game boards. Some of the games require moving a player figure around a game layout. This movement can be accomplished in two ways: either by the use of the keyboard letters or to move characters with a joystick. The games with movement depend on dexterity and coordination. Other games are games of logic, they require you to out think the computer. These Bible story games can be enjoyed by all ages, beginning with the ability to read. The retired 2012 Windows XP Computer Bible Games Series Bundle included the following Bible Games:
The Exodus Game – The Amorites Are Coming! Moses was called of God to lead the Children of Israel (the Israelites) out of Egypt and to the Promised Land (Exodus 3). God did not want His people to live with people whose “iniquity was full” (Genesis 15). The Amorites were one of these nations that had to be defeated in order for the Israelites to possess the land and live godly lives there. In Exodus 23 God said that if the Israelites obeyed Him, He would be an enemy to the Amorites and any other group of people that was an enemy to the Israelites. The purpose of this game is to remind us that we must resist and fight against sin that is all around us. May we also remember that “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord” (Romans 6:23). The object of the game is to move the Israelites across the game board to the Promised Land in the least number of moves and avoid being driven back to the starting position by the Amorites attacking you. This game was re-imagined as a Unity 3D C# Adventure Game Programming Textbook Tutorial and as a new 3D Exodus Vigil Adventure Game for PC & MAC.
Daniel and The Lions: Our classic Daniel and The Lions was updated to Microsoft Windows. Daniel chapter 6 tells us that King Darius threw Daniel into the lions’ den because Daniel was found praying to God which was forbidden by Babylonian law. Because Daniel trusted in God and prayed every day, God closed the mouths of the lions. In this game you are to help protect Daniel from the lions. The computer will tell you that you must instruct Daniel where to move to keep Daniel away from the lions. Don’t worry if you lose, God will still protect Daniel. This game now included with the Computer Bible Games for Microsoft Small Basic Textbook Tutorial for kids and teens.
Manna From Heaven: In the wilderness God provided manna as the Israelites’ daily food. In Exodus 16 they were told to go and gather enough manna for each day, except that on the sixth day they were to gather twice as much because the next day was the Sabbath and on the Sabbath they were to rest. The purpose of this game is to try to catch as much manna as you can before the sun sets. It shows us our God’s faithfulness in caring about our daily needs. The computer will tell you to catch as much manna as you can before the sun sets. The object of the game is to be the player who catches the most manna before the sun sets and the Sabbath begins. This game has now been retired.
Heavenly Mansions: Jesus told us that we should not let our hearts be troubled because He is preparing a place for us in His Father’s house where there are many mansions (John 14). In the “Heavenly Mansions” game you will look for Jesus’ 12 apostles in these mansions. The game can give us a limited idea of how extensive eternity is. The object of the game is to find in which rooms the apostles of Jesus are living in the least number of moves. This game has now been been retired.
The Quail Game: When God directed Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt to take them to the promised land, they first had to cross the wilderness. God used the time spent in the wilderness to teach His people that they should depend on Him for all their needs. Since they had been slaves in Egypt for so long, depending on human masters for their needs, they had a very difficult time learning to depend on the Lord. When the people became hungry in the wilderness they did not think to stop right there and pray to God and ask for food; instead, they complained, “Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt when we did eat bread to the full.” (Exodus 16:.3). In verse 1.3 God sent quail for them to eat. The object of the game is to find the quails in the least number of moves. This game has now been retired.
The Church Growth Game: On the day that Jesus ascended into heaven, He said to His disciples, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Jesus had established a group of followers who accepted Him as their Lord and Savior and He called them His witnesses in the world so that more would accept Him as their Savior and become a part of His church. The book of Acts tells the story of how the church grew during the first century. Acts 2:47 says, “And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” This game has now been retired.
The Rapture Game: Jesus promised that He would come again to take us to be with Him in His Father’s House (John 14). This is called “The Rapture,” when the Lord Jesus Christ returns and takes those who have believed on Him, both dead and living; to be with Him. “The Rapture Game” is a reminder of both the hope of Christ’s corning again for those who believe on Him and the duty He left with us of witnessing. This game has now been retired.