Video Game: Captain Bible In Dome Of Darkness
"BIBLE POWER!"Captain Bible in Dome of Darkness
, often shortened to Captain Bible
, is a Christian video game made for the PC in 1994. A Christian organization called the Bible Corps finds a city encased in a dome of darkness, a forcefield around the city which makes the people inside very susceptible to being deceived
. They manage to break a small hole into the dome, through which our hero, Captain Bible, must enter and free the people inside using the power of his Sword of Spirit, Shield of Faith, and various bible verses.
The game is somewhat surreal, and inside the city you will find things like robots that try to tell you things that contradict what is in the Bible, trippy vortexes
that teleport you to other parts of the game, and a woman worshipping a guy who looks like Steve Jobs wearing a lamb hat. Entering the forcefield erases all of Captain Bible's Scripture verses from his computer Bible, but he can find them inside the city from various Scripture stations that give you some Bible verses. He uses these verses to confront and then battle the lying robots, and persuading the deceived people inside to agree with him. His goal is to destroy the dome by finding and piloting a giant robot called the Unibot
and saving the city.
Captain Bible In Dome Of Darkness contains examples of:
- As the Good Book Says: But of course! The main point of the game is to defeat cybers and rescue the city by fighting the evil lies with your bible verses.
- Author Tract: As you might expect from a Christian game, the game seems fairly intolerant of any viewpoints other than Christianity... And pretty fundamentalist Christianity at that.
- Badass Preacher: Captain Bible, who goes around killing giant robots with a sword and shield. Oh, and forget things like resting or using potions - he prays to restore his health!
- Black and White Morality: Christianity = Good. All others = Bad.
- Blatant Lies: "CYBER LIE!"
- Averted with some quotes... For example, one cyber tells you that "A rainbow is just light refracting through water, not a creation of God with a divine purpose." Um, actually a rainbow is just light refracting through water, and we know exactly how they work with no divine intervention involved. No, really.
- Catch Phrase: "BIBLE POWER!"
- Easy Evangelism: The people who are deceived inside the dome just need to hear a few Bible verses to change their minds.
- Fake Difficulty: There are way too many Bible verses to collect and choose from. Some verses are used multiple times and they never leave your computer Bible if they are no longer going to be used. Before long, you'll have dozens of verses to look through every time you need to fight a robot, open a door, or help a deceived victim.
- The Fundamentalist: Captain Bible and the Bible Corps may come off like this to the player.
- Heel-Face Turn: The people that you save inside the city all do one.
- Hollywood Atheist: Some of the cybers act like this.
- Humongous Mecha: The Unibot, the giant robot that Captain Bible and the seven victims ultimately pilot at the end and save the city from evil.
- Killer Robot: The cybers, who attack Captain Bible and spread lies to the city's inhabitants.
- Prayer Pose: Captain Bible does one whenever he's praying in a church to regain faith/health.
- Real Men Love Jesus: Captain Bible - he's a muscular, huge guy who destroys robots with a sword and devotes his life to converting people to Christianity.
- Religious Bruiser: Captain Bible.
- Science Is Wrong: Subverted: While it often appears to be saying that science is bad, in actuality, it is simply stating that there's more to the world than just the scientific explanation for things. While rainbows are indeed refracted light, the key word in the lies told by the robots is, "just." In actuality, the game is teaching that the scientific laws put in there have a purpose as opposed to being a flashy side-effect of the world. Evolution is shot down by the verse that explains creationism, but that has no effect on the rest of science. In fact, Bible Co. is quite advanced in it's works and uses many modern devices itself!
- Surreal Humor: Not intentionally, but this game might come off like this to anyone who isn't a Christian fundie....
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: So... why does Captain Bible have to find Bible quotes to confront the cybers? Why can't he just kill them right off the bat?