Jason Anthony is an writer and games designer. His articles about religion have appeared in the Christian Century, Washington Post and Boston Review among other places. His games, including Shabbat-Put! and Sacrifice Play have been staged in the U.S. and U.K., and earlier this year he staged a fully-gamed church service at Union Theological Seminary. His largest project to date is the Ten Year Game, a fully-gamed new religion to start in the fall of 2011.
Recent Posts by Jason
Last Spring, Union Theological Seminary approached me to create a games-based chapel service. I was incredibly flattered, and, honestly, terrified. My work—mixing religious ritual and modern game design—has not tended to make me popular either with other designers or the clergy. But Union is a pretty extraordinary place, and I got free rein to create…
Can a video game be a real religion?