A Syrian game developer has created a strategy game, Al-Quraysh, with the aim of improving Western understanding of Islam.
Awesome idea, lets hope it works.
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inb4 Anti-Islam Strike Force. Wait... i think i am late
Me being one of them! TAKE MY BUBBLES, HATERS!
in other words, best avatar EVAR! .. Arthas is my most fav game character beside Solid snake..
Hello fellow Mulsim. Yeah, anyway, I hope it works. I wonder if they will leave more of the religious specifics out or not, because the two major sects of Islam (Sunni and Shia) go both in very different directions after the death of Mohammed. Hmm.
Because that's a very complicated platform.
fellow muslim here lovin the idea!!
Is your avatar somehow related to that you are a muslim.lol...
I think that's just a coincidence lmao. I think he just likes the site "Giant Bomb." Great site by the way. I'll give you an agree though, just for making me laugh though lol.
Are you an unbeliever? =)
I think this is a really interesting idea. I think the idea of educating people and understanding the foundation of a religion is something that's all too easily forgotten. When different parts of the world don't understand the heritage and culture of other parts of the world, it becomes easy to demonise a whole group of people. It's also easy to blame religion for the faults of man, and although this is an RTS, which doesn't really promote peace in any particular way, it will still have a story which underlines and underpins the reason why Islam came to power.
I think you are right, especially on blaming religion for the fault of man. Man is the one only source of evil on this planet, as we are the only source for good. I mean, religion was created by man.
It's defo a good idea and I would love to see a Buddhist MMO
Sounds like an interesting period of history, looking forward to the interview.
Im a muslim,not so much but somehow I love some parts of that(just believe in god, thats all lol).. I said that, because some of you guys think muslim s cant play games LMAO..jk hope to see more Games or movies about my people (I live in iran) and the history of islam.. there are so much interesting stories about islam that everybody (who loves history) must know.. EDIT: I dont recommend anybody to follow islam.. lol , its so much easier being christian, or just believing in god(like me). and its so complicated & HARD to being a near perfect muslim (almost impossible)
I mean, isn't it the islamic system that refuses to accept the other religions? Am I mistaken? Don't they call the non Islamic people infidels? And don't they also insist people denouncing their own religion in favour of islam when marriage is concerned? i.e. You can marry into islam but not out of it? And let's not forget the persecution against preachers of other faiths in Islamic countries, where's their attempt in learning about other religions? But having said that, aren't all religions a bad thing? What about the persecution of Sikhs, Muslims and Christians by the veggie, non drinking Hindus?? I say forget teaching about Islam, about Chrsianity or any other religion but understand that everyone has their own belief and learn to accept it. Provided, all religions follow suite and don't try and ram their religion down people's throats. Sensible answers please (and yes, I know it's the Open Zone)
Don't confuse radical Muslims with actual Muslims.
I've not met a muslim yet who when marrying doesn't expect his other half to convert (or atleast to go through the motions of conversion to please his parents). Maybe times are changing though.
Yeah, let's just drop any religion. They are all equally detached from reality.
Islam Religion accepts all the prophets including Hz Isa (Jesus Christ). And says Its Messiah. But i dont understand why other religions dont accept Muhammed as a prophet and Qur'an-i Kerim as God's Words. Muhammed's words are different from Qur'an and its named "Hadis" Qur'an says that EVEN YOU ARE NOT A MUSLUM if you are not a bad person and accept The God as "The One" you will certainly go to heaven. Qur'an accept all the prophet based "The One God" religions, but their original states. And A REMINDER TO UWE BOLL; You SAY THE QABA IS BLACKBOX. The QABA build 2500 BC. You know THAT??? And It is a worship place for THE PROPHET ALL RELIGIONS ACCEPT: "IBRAHIM" (ABRAHAM)
"But i dont understand why other religions dont accept Muhammed as a prophet and Qur'an-i Kerim as God's Words. " its simple, because they all came out before mohammad. anyway who cares.. and other reason is, if you are a christian and some day BELIEVE in Mohamad ,it means you are a muslim.. in 21th century we are all connected,no matter what religion you follow , we are all the same and can be life time friends .. if god ask me what do you believe after himself (I dont have guts to say anything but God in first place lol) I will say : GAME and if he say which games from which console, I will say : 1-METAL GEAR SOLID , playstation 2-Warcraft ,PC .. etc (gods knows the rest and he will say ok thats enough) and I will be in hell beside millions of dead XBOX360 s with RROD s(360s generate Hell's heat with highest efficiency).. /jk :P
"Qur'an says that EVEN YOU ARE NOT A MUSLUM if you are not a bad person and accept The God as "The One" you will certainly go to heaven." Heaven is soo overhyped. From the previews and screenshots I've seen of it I'm sure it will flop.
there are so many previews in quran about heaven .. from what I'v heard it wont flop , but I must see the actual game play footage, otherwise I cant be completely sure about that.. anyway you can see EDGE or EUROGAMER or Gamespot ,they will give HEAVEN and 8 because of so much variety. (omg even HEAVEN cant have a score above HALO3 on those sites,cough MS cough.. )
Are you gonna be in the open beta?
But I thought all the Heaven trailers were not ingame and prerendered?!?
God doesn't exist.
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Haha! I was just trying out the freedom of speech here. I hope it isn't overruled by the Islamic religion. Anyway, I posted a news item about this, which you can find in the alternative links.
Oh no it does ;) From one of KZ2's review : "Only God knows - he likes to be called Guerilla Games nowdays" -576 KByte (Hungary)
Who made Mona Lisa? Who made Eifel Tower? Who made Buildings? Then the world made by Who? By itself? Then the space made by Who? By itself? Then the algoritm of universe made by who? Sure there is a huge power , and if there is more than one "huge power" Who has the biggest power? There is only "One God" , and ABRAHAM,ARK,MUSES,JESUS and MOHAMMAD are its "Messengers"
Stop the worshipping on neutral game websites! Respect my atheism and then only I shall respect your way of life too. I'm not kneeling for the power of Islam.
I wonder if Hindus and Buddhist ever feel left out of the party?
Does the game help people understand that its acceptable for a nine year old boy to have his arm crushed by a jeep for stealing a piece of bread?
Ya know, im not really a fan of religion, but even religion says that when a man shows his guilt and asks for mercy you are not allowed to do such horrible things to that man. Those idiots who kill in the name of a lord( see i say "a lord" because it seems no one is on one line) are morons because they don't follow their own religion right. Imo religion brought nothing but horrible things. You can claim it's meant for peace and whatever, but it seems humans can't understand religion and just do what they think is religion.
Seriously, God doesn't exist :)
Why you die? Why there is a balance exist in the universe? Why Qur'an, New Testament, The Old Testament has omens? Who has written/can write the israel's prime minister's death to 1500 year old book? I'am sure you arent sure if god exist or not? if its exist we will go to very good place, How can you sure god didnt exist? I AM SURE You dont feel good as good as US(BELIEVERS)
"Who has written/can write the israel's prime minister's death to 1500 year old book?" LOL, the bible code. Its called probability!! It happens with any large piece of writing. "Why Qur'an, New Testament, The Old Testament has omens?" Omens are interpreted by men, i.e. they find what they want to find. "Why there is a balance exist in the universe? " I don't think you are even capable of understanding the question you've asked. "Why you die?" Thats it, game over. There is nothing. Sad as it may be, its the truth. Don't lie to yourself because you can't handle the truth. Once you understand that you only have 1 life then you will start to enjoy it more. As a gamer you'll know that infinite lives takes the fun out of a game. Having only 1 life make the experience far more intense and rewarding.
Arguments like "How can you sure god didnt exist?" are getting old. We (atheists) don't have to. YOU have to prove he does. "I AM SURE You dont feel good as good as US(BELIEVERS)" You may feel good because you are happy to ignore the truth. I feel better by knowing that i'm not deluding myself, and therefore feel superior to you. Do you believe in the flying spaghetti monster? If not then why not?
okay, but you asked for it... Since you won't likely listen to any bible, just make sure you watch the whole thing before commenting. If you want to talk bible, PM me.
Thats just creationist propaganda. In 200 years people will look back at the 21st century and laugh that people still believed in sky gods.
...The guy worked at NASA, so you could at least learn something from him, at the least. Takes an hour or so to watch it, and you answer in six minutes. See, people like you are so quick to ask for evidence, but deny and reject any evidence presented to you.
Christians believe 2 + 2 = 5 Muslims believe 2 + 2 = 3 Jews believe 2 + 2 = $6 They are all wrong!
That's some pretty fresh material you're rocking there.
And Atheist's believe 2 + 2 = 0 :P I had to wrote that. It seems a lot of folks here don't like Theists. We gotta be fair and spread hate evenly :D edit: I just thought of something, only on N4G can a game topic drastically change to a topic about Theism and God's Existence. I love this place lol
As a Jew, I must say you are making us look like idiots. 2 + 2 DOES equal $6 when you factor in compound interests! (duh) :p
... 2 + 2 = 4 The 5th one is on faith. :)
I'm sorry but the jew joke was just hilarious xD.
Thank you for trying to convince me that God exists :) However, it was a poor, desperate attempt. You can stop now. Thank you.
history of islam. I would rather see them explain islam as it is today. Explain why so many muslims are so violent and bloodthirsty. Why are they committing genocide in Africa, why muslims want all Jews dead, and explain why women are treated like prisoners in their society. I have always been curious about those kind of issues, I'd love to hear their side of the story.
You seem to be confusing fanaticism with faith. That's like using the KKK's example to judge all Christians. Just how many Muslims are violent and bloodthirsty? You seem to be pretty well-versed on the subject?
I'm not a muslim but I think I can answer this one. It's because the Noble Quran says that's how it should be.
Imagine if the noble Bible contained extremist views. Good old Leviticus, eh?
If your child is misbehaving, it should be stoned to death. How I love religion :) Smite the unbelievers!
I was playing Age of Chivalry, and I mentioned to someone that I was Swedish. Then suddenly a bunch of ppl were going at me and calling me "terrorist lover". Saying that because Sweden has a large population of Muslims, and that they were terrorists. That really made me want to rip some spines. For some reason this article reminded me of this.
What's wrong about that? Being Scandinavian too, I can see what they mean. Terrorists really do benefit from our lame socialist society.
Hope Odin sends the God of thunder (Thor)to show you the errors of your evil ways lol
Im sure they do. But that's not the point, because according to him "all muslims are terrorist". Which is by no means the same.
`I refuse to prove that I exist,' says God, `for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.' `But,' says Man, `The Babel fish' (insert any proof you want) is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED.' `Oh dear,' says God, `I hadn't thought of that,' and promptly disappears in a puff of logic.
I think the future their will be more, most now are at ubisoft
Yes, thats what we need. More devs from Kansas.
Paky, a commedian ?XD hahah
There all such great religions in the name of God, that you all want to kill or force your believes on others.If God even exists must be shaking his head in shame at the Human Race. How many use religion for there own personal gains in society or hide behind its cloak for their inhumanity to others.
Every human being drew mankind with wings because they game from the sky. The abarigionals (native aussies right?)did the same when the white man came in his airplain. Think about it, God could possible be an alien XD. He wanted us to be behave untill his own race came back. The bible does say "giants" fell in love with the women of earth. But then again, pixie dust is pixie dust.
@ sidar, "Wings" like in a Redbull advert lol. Aliens watched the Xfiles dont fancy that either. lol Sh*t nothihg to believe in, God what will I do phew!still got Gaming its ok now. Nothing to see move on please : P
and sony fans :P its been a while someone take a good approach to show what this religion means. thanks
I bet there's a cheat that turns all non-muslims into pigs ;)