Exeter Cathedral to Use Video Games in Service

Flower will be used.

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Exeter Cathedral to Use Video Games in Service
Now how's this for a cool idea? A Cathedral in Exeter is going to hold a special service which uses video games to explore the messages of various religious teachings.

Wired correspondent Andy Robertson will be "facilitating an interactive video game throughout our worship where together we will enter a virtual creation and bring our own touch of transformation to it," according to Exeter Cathedral's Facebook page.

Robertson writes that he will be using thatgamecompany's Flower to as part of the demonstration. "The plan is that it will be played collaboratively by the congregation while the game?s music will form the background for other elements of the service. The controller will be passed around while other parts of the worship continue, and then brought to a conclusion as the first level of the game is completed," he notes.

"Although at first this may sound like an odd thing to do, a videogame is actually an excellent fit for this sort of expression of faith. Not only is it inclusive, in that everyone can participate, but it also visits themes of creation, nature and our response to the world."

A fantastic idea, and very inclusive too. If you fancy taking part, the service will take place this Sunday (13th May) at 7pm.


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