Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vatican Wars storms the net

New game lets you vote for the Pope

SGR Games, LCC, has recently released the beta version of their new game Vatican Wars, according to a story on business wire.

In the game, players are divided into two teams based on their opinions on topics that include abortion, same sex marriage, the ordination of women, and birth control.

The goal of each team is to ensure that a player from the other team is not elected Pope.

“We did extensive surveying of Catholics before launching the game and were surprised to find that 80% of Catholics surveyed supported creating a game where they could debate these topics,” said Cheyenne Ehrlich, Founder of SGR. “It will be interesting to see if that’s because they want to elect a liberal Pope or because they want to prove that Catholics are unified and conservative on these issues.”

The company has also made PriestVille, which tries to teach players about Catholicism and the priesthood in a fun way.


  1. This is definitely not a good idea. Abortion is a truly demonic destruction of human life that kills approximately 42 million people annually. In two years, abortion ends more human lives than the total death toll in World War Two. For Catholics, I don't think that there is any room for debate or roll-playing on this and the other issues listed without falling into serious heresy and putting oneself in danger of excommunication.

  2. Oh calm down...debate is a good thing. It's not like people haven't left the church because of these issues. This game might be a way for us to get them back. We need to wake up and smell the 21st century if we want to be relevant with future generations.

  3. This is an interesting read....

    Playing Vatican Wars Increases Catholic Mass Attendance, Daily Readings and Interest in Ordination


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