Wisdom Tree Hopes to Revive Unlicensed Biblical Games on Kickstarter

With the news that Nintendo is launching a SNES Classic hardware release to follow their NES Classic, it only makes sense that other company’s might try doing the same. Wisdom Tree, the folks behind unlicensed NES and SNES Biblical-themed games, launched their own hardware, the “Arkade” console.

Now, the developer is hoping to crowdfund cartridge-based releases for three games: the Wisdom Tree Game Collection for the Game Boy Advance, Noah’s Ark for the NES, and Super 3D Noah’s Ark for the Sega Genesis.

Here’s a breakdown of each game:


Super 3D Noah’s Ark for Sega Genesis

After we came short to the stretch goal of the Arkade Kickstarter Campaign to fund the Port of S3DNA for Genesis; we slowly started working on finishing the proof of concept that we had prepared for the campaign.
Well, that proof of concept is a 95% done Noah’s Ark 3D for Sega Genesis! We are just need to polish the game and start a production run!
This game will be also have a Special Numbered Edition made in limited quantities (up to 175).

Noah’s Ark for NES

Noah’s Ark is a NES game Run and Gun game developed by Source and published by Konami in European regions only. The game never saw the light in America or Japan, and let me tell you, this game is GREAT!

Noah has been commanded by God to put two of each animal aboard his ark to save them from the flood. However unhappy people from around the world have captured different animal species, preventing Noah from doing his job. Noah will need to visit these different locations and free the animals from the people holding them captive.

Noah’s Ark is a side scrolling action game. The player, as Noah, must choose which level from several world locations to play. Once in a level, Noah can move left right, duck, jump and fire pellets directly in front of him. These pellets can be used to defeat enemy creatures and uncover hidden items. At the end of each level, Noah will encounter a stronger enemy creature who must be defeated. Noah’s ultimate goal is to rescue the designated captive animals listed for each level.

We acquired the rights of this game from Source (among other things ;)) and are prepared to publish this game for the regions that did not get to enjoy this game back in the day. Like the GBA collection, we are producing a set of  up to 175 Special Numbered Edition version of this game.

Wisdom Tree Collection for GBA

This game was actually made because a Wisdom Tree Fan asked us if we’d ever consider doing a Gameboy collection cart. Doing a GBC collection cart would have been extremely difficult as we do not have the technology to bundle GBC games in one cart. However, after several experiments we realized that we can bundle our game collection in a GBA cart! That is how the Wisdom Tree Games Collection for GBA was born!

We will produce this game in limited quantities, in both Special Numbered Edition and Regular Edition. Limited Edition will only have up to 175 carts made. 25 For Canonized backers, 50 for Early Bird Backers (26-75) and 100 for backers after the Early Bird Rewards have been taken!

The game titles included for the GBA version are:

  • Sunday Funday
  • Bible Adventures
  • Exodus
  • Joshua
  • Bible Buffet
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • King of Kings

There’s also a few stretch goals, including: NES Rescue at $37,500 and Super 3D Noah’s Ark for the Sega Dreamcast at $65,000. It’s worth mentioning all games will be region free, meaning they can be played in NTSC or PAL consoles, and come in plastic box packaging, with a full-color instruction manual.

If you want to back these games, head on over to their Kickstarter campaign.

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  • Mr0303

    Some games should stay dead. The only reason anyone remembers those is because of AVGN.

  • mewnani

    God save us all.

  • mewnani

    The truly ironic thing is that the only reason they can even make a campaign like this is because the Sega Genesis, the NES, and the GBA are out of copyright so it’s legal to make cartridge games for them like this.

  • InkViper

    Well if this isn’t an example of niche games, then I don’t know what is, and ironically not what this audience is looking for. Unless you’re really into the obscure and can overlook the crappy factor!

  • mewnani

    And the fact they’re all shameless ripoffs of better games, making them some of the earliest examples of shovelware.

  • InkViper

    And that might spark some interest from collectors.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    Wasn’t there a Noah’s or Adventures game released on the SNES? A buddy of mine came over circa ’94 with a crate full of unlicensed and bootleg SNES games. I’ve done my damnest to find out something about it to no avail. I could swear one of them had this “Noah” on the cart.

  • InkViper

    And God bless AVGN.

  • mewnani

    There was. It was called Super Noah’s Ark 3D, the only known unlicenced SNES game.

  • InkViper

    And God bless video games, but not these video games, fuck these video games, fuck them in the ass with Satan’s dildo.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    Was it really the only known one? The irony is that amongst the Bible game in question, we had soft-porn games in there as well. Qix and Mahjong types along with straight up low rez, 256 color images “games”. The hey day of Jab Comix. Funny what articles like this make you remember.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    Started looking some things up. I think I’m confusing a lot of things. I was 13 at the time. So old enough to remember things now. But being 13 was 23 years ago. Now old enough to jumble up stuff. That was a crate of NES games actually and the QIX and Mahjong were later bootlegs. I still don’t know how he acquired it all.

  • Speaking of religious/ideological games, when are they going to make a Feminism game? You know, to teach female gamers how to be whiny man-hating hypocritical crybullies and teach male gamers that they’re the cause of all evil.

    Would prefer it if they did that instead of polluting existing video games with it.

  • AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
  • mewnani

    They did, and nobody wanted to play them. They can’t indoctrinate people if nobody wants to play their boring propaganda games so they invade other games instead.

  • NukeA6

    Wasn’t Super 3D Noah’s Ark for Steam enough? It’s even one of the best ports of a game I’ve seen. Besides that and Spiritual Warfare, Wisdom Tree games are trash.

  • RichardGristle

    LOL dear God I hope this happens and Cinemassacre revisits them at least on a James & Mike Monday episode.

  • braneman

    Hah, how would they license a biblical game, I’m pretty sure it’s either public domain or they can’t get in touch with god for licensing rights.

  • RichardGristle

    It’s referring to Nintendo’s tight control over the games released on its platforms. The old bible games were never “OK’d” by Nintendo and were essentially bootleg.

  • sanic

    Come on fellas lets all chip in and get that dreamcast version of super 3D noahs ark.

  • Tbh, Noah’s Ark 3D is pretty good. It’s a wolfenstein clone that’s better than wolfenstein.

  • PinkCrocodile75

    God Who?

  • PinkCrocodile75

    Does is end in a massive bloodbath with animal carcasses scattered around massive boat?

  • Fenrir007

    If these get funded, it’s proof that there is no God.

  • InkViper

    Drop half a pound of Amanita muscaria, and wash it down with a pint of Ayahuasca and you’ll find out Who!

  • Madbrainbox

    I’d love to see a game world modeled after the SCUM manifesto and some other female supremacist views.I think someone proposed putting men into camps so that could work as well.

  • Madbrainbox

    Tokyo Jungle:Noah’s Ark edition.

  • PinkCrocodile75

    Lol, so you mean “nothing”. Good to know!

    Don’t worry, if you believe in a god, good luck to you… with the “hoping”

  • PinkCrocodile75

    Cool, I’ve been to Tokyo, it’s a mental place… love it!

  • Shattno

    That would actually be really cool, I would love to develop and/or play that game.

  • Snorlaxation

    fingers still crossed for a leisure suit larry type game but with dudes and fuckbois

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    These games were famous way before AVGN.

  • sAy_YaS

    Mom bought me Bible Adventures when it came out and all i remember is stacking up like 4 sheep then throwing them off a cliff.

  • No thanks.

  • That’s not surprising coming from a leftard.

  • Shattno

    Wow, that’s a bit harsh, why can’t people accept that other people have different opinions and not resort to name calling? You don’t have to agree with me but you don’t have to call me a retard either.

    Anyway, I just think I could be a cool basis for a game, there is lot of stuff to explore there I think.
    Besides, wasn’t everyone here recently fawning over some cyberpunk game set in a dystopian future where extremist feminist won?

  • InkViper

    Hey why don’t you try it before you knock it!

  • Maria Maasaa

    Noah’s Ark wasn’t unlicensed though

  • Maria Maasaa

    That’s Life is Strange

  • RichardGristle

    A game like that has the potential to be the best redpill ever.

  • sanic

    Have to put down some money to find out.

  • Madbrainbox

    Exactly.

  • other company’s might try doing the same

    You mean companies.

  • le master trole

    “he spoke to me last night!”
    – “how do you know it’s him?”
    “I-I just know!”

  • Mr0303

    Or that Kickstarter is the Devil.

  • PinkCrocodile75

    I was brought up Catholic, I’ve read the bible and the catechism so many times.

    It’s wonderful fiction but that’s all it is in my view

  • InkViper

    I was talking about the psychotropics!

  • ProxyDoug

    *Dragon Age Inquisition

  • Snorlaxation

    for you, but not for me.

  • Noah Howard

    What happened to the deal with the homebrew company? Or is this part of the deal?