3D video game featuring St. Paul released in Philippines

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas plays “Paolo’s Journey.”

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) announced the launch of a new video game on Friday which has a “catechetical value” for kids. St. Paul is the protagonist in the three-dimensional game promoted by the bishops.

The introduction of the video game was so novel that even the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano picked up on the CBCPnews report announcing the initiative, which was created for the Filipino bishops' Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education.

"Paolo's Journey" is the title of the new game that was created by New York Film Academy-trained priest Fr. Maximo Villanueva, Jr. of the Diocese of Balanga in coordination with the Studio of Secret6, Inc.

The story line of the computer game, compatible with both PCs and Macs, was developed using Pope Benedict XVI’s Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, thus leading the CBCP to call it the "Church's first-ever video game with 'catechetical value'."

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