SOURCE: Left Behind Games Inc.
Jun 19, 2009 05:46 ET
Wal-Mart Approves Market Test for Left Behind Games
Left Behind Games Inc.
MacReport Media PublishingTEMECULA, CA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) - Left Behind Games Inc. (OTCBB: LFBG), a dba of Inspired Media, announces that Wal-Mart, the nations largest retailer, has approved a test market in various of their stores for Left Behind Games. This should position LFBG to have the games in place in time for the Christmas shopping season. In addition, the company is in the process of hiring new marketing representatives throughout the U.S. Their efforts, combined with Wal-Mart sales, are expected to provide an explosive marketing surge starting within the next few months.
The PC game, LEFT BEHIND II: Tribulation Forces, was just released for worldwide distribution through mainstream markets on June 15th. Tribulation Forces is the much-awaited sequel to the original game LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces, which is known as the most widely distributed Christian PC game in history. Overall, the sale of PC games has grown exponentially, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, known for their astute analysis of business conditions and trends, predicts that the sale of software games will reach $21.6 Billion by 2013.
Inspired Media CEO Troy Lyndon conservatively projects that Christian games will capture at least 1% of that market, or $210 million annually by 2013. He says that in contrast to almost all PC games now available, Inspired Media games encourage positive decisions and actions. Rather than the usual "winning" by using weapons and killing the enemy, players are rewarded when their characters use the power of influence to bring about good rather than destruction.
He believes that the approach incorporated in all of the Inspired Media games can help to counteract the violence affecting gamers who at times have acted out aggressively in real life. Due to the positive thought patterns encouraged by the games, he would like to be contacted by anyone in a prison ministry who might be interested in obtaining a grant to enable the games -- along with the equipment to use them -- to be placed in prisons for rehabilitative purposes.
Tribulation Forces has significant new features and improvements including maps and missions. The game includes 45 single player missions including tutorials and an all-new skirmish mode to be played alone or with up to seven friends online. There are 39 skirmish battle multiplayer maps and three different multiplayer modes of play.
In addition to the new game, Inspired Media has produced and currently has on the market three Charlie Church Mouse Games for pre-school, kindergarten and early elementary players, as well as Keys to The Kingdom, and Left Behind: Eternal Forces, all of which are available to be marketed by company representatives.
Anyone interested in promoting these products can go to www.inspiredmedia.com/reps and leave their contact information. The potential markets for these games include churches, schools, fundraisers and game stores, as well as retailers such Walgreens, Kmart, Target, and Albertson's to name a few. According to a recent CNBC News report, even though we are in a recession, computer game sales continue to soar.
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