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The Bible Retold: The Bread and the Fishes

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Episode 1 of The Bible Retold

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Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 7
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 2962
IFID: ZCODE-7-100000-0765
TUID: u2faar89zkgv7961


21st Place - 12th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2006)

Nominee, Best Individual NPC - 2006 XYZZY Awards


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
An uneven retelling of the Loaves and Fishes with a buffoonish God, February 3, 2016

Biblical games are always interesting in how they play out. Tenth Plague, about the plagues in Egypt, takes a dark and bitter look at God; Cana according to Micah takes a thoughtful approach; and this game takes a goofy and buffoonish look at God.

You are Jesus, and you have to feed the 5 thousand. To get the 5 loaves and two fish in the story, you have to collect them yourself. Throughout the game, God will accidentally hurt people, send you text-like messages, joke about sex, etc.

The puzzles are a bit uneven. At first, they are mostly standard adventure puzzles, but then they enter a weird mathematical-ish realm where you have to use arithmetic progressions to find houses corresponding to verses in the Bible.

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Best game description ever..?!, December 28, 2021
by Anthony Hope (England)

Best game description ever..?!:

In this Biblical tale, you play as Jesus. A crowd of five thousand people have gathered in a field outside the town of Bethsaida to hear you preach, but they’re all very hungry. It would take a miracle to feed this many people, but since you’re the son of God, you might find a way to do that. But how, exactly?

This game was an entry at IF Comp 2006 where it took 21st place. At the 2006 XYZZY Awards, it was a finalist in the Best Individual NPC category for the character of God.

(Emphasis added.)

Excerpt from David Welbourn’s blog.

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