Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Scribble in God

For those who aren't in the know, Scribblenauts is the current smash hit game for the Nintendo DS. The game allows you to write down words and it creates objects in the game world. The game includes a huge dictionary of objects (over 22,000 words). What does this have to do with this blog?

Type "atheist" and a white-haired professorial looking fellow appears. Then, type "god". The stereotypical white-bearded god is made. That's right, you can create God in the game, even though the guidelines for writing objects include being "actual, physical" things. Put the two together, and the atheist gets scared and runs off.

I think it's funny. Hey, at least it recognizes the word. And I guess I'd be pretty freaked out too if I saw the Abrahamic God.

Try "scientist". He doesn't run from God. You can also type in "devil" with god around, but god always kills him without much trouble. Makes you wonder...

The "priest" is apparently indestructible. Nothing kills a priest in the game. Not even a zombie -- he just makes the priest a zombie!

There are all sorts of fun tongue-in-cheek things you can do, like make the Large Hadron Collider. It creates a black hole (which kills everything, even God).



Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting game. Have you tried Mohammid, Jesus, Dollie Llama, Budda, Agnostic with God?

Where the results amusing as well?

- Fastthumbs

STA said...

No dice. One of the restrictions is not to use proper names or people :o(