#TheShepherd: A Retro Adventure of Hope

In a world that’s engulfed in darkness, #TheShepherd is a game that will shine a bold light on 11/17/17. Based on the Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:3-7), our hero Shep is on a quest over spikes, traps, and more to recover his lost sheep. #TheShepherd serves as a reminder that no matter how bad things may seem, The Good Shepherd is still looking out for us.

The gameplay for #TheShepherd is very simple, just tap for Shep to jump over traps or collect keys. How fast you tap will determine if Shep collects a key or falls into trap or spike.You must collect the keys in each level in order for Shep to continue his quest. The level of difficulty increases as the game progresses to make #TheShepherd a “happily frustrating” adventure.

The mastermind behind #TheShepherd, Walk in Light Club, were inspired by many retro arcade classics from the 80s and 90s, such as Super Mario Brothers and Rayman. That inspiration led to the creation of #TheShepherd’s pixelated art style used by games created in the 80s. A newly formed studio, based in Ferriday, LA wanted to find a way to introduce Christ and Christian values in the age of technology. As lead developer of this project, I noticed that there weren’t many games in Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store that were Christ centered outside of coloring games. To solve this problem, the Walk in Light Club was formed to create games that have Christian values and are very fun and interesting to play.

In creating #TheShepherd, the Walk In Light Club has two goals; to create a popular game that introduces others to Christ and to be the first black owned and operated studio (with a woman as lead developer) to have a #1 or top selling paid game in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. We hope that #TheShepherd achieves our goal and introduces Christ to many who may not know who Jesus is.

#TheShepherd will be released worldwide on 11/17/17 in Apple’s App Store for £0.99 and will be released in Google Play Store afterwards. Due to the many natural disasters that affected the Gulf Coast in the US, a nice portion of the #TheShepherd’s price will go toward many hurricane relief funds and charities.

For more information about #TheShepherd visit: www.walkinlightclub.tumblr.com or follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Micaya Davis – Lead Developer and Founder of Walk In Light Club

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