Want to kiss babies, bless the sick, and influence world politics and leaders? You’re going to get your chance soon, because Pope Simulator is almost here.
That’s right. The white smoke is calling you to make a new papal name for the world to discover. Your chance to make big on your “
I could do it better that must be a hard job” is coming to your computer screen. Check out the trailer:
Pique your interest? Looks interesting, to say the least. In a gaming world where you can simulate everything from commanding the starship Enterprise to playing the role of a goat—yes, there’s a goat simulator—this is the chance to see how your skills stack up on a global scale of influence.
Pope Simulator will allow players to head the largest religious institution in the world: the Catholic Church. The new release in the publishing portfolio of Ultimate Games S.A. is to be a realistic game focused on politics and strategy.
According to Ultima Games:
“The works on the game are at a very preliminary stage, and the first trailer has been released for illustrative purposes. However, Pope Simulator is certainly a unique project demonstrating a serious approach to the subject and intended to offer players a lot of freedom and great opportunities to implement their own vision of papal activity in the virtual world” – says Mateusz Zawadzki, CEO of Ultimate Games S.A.
You start the game on the conclave day – you choose your coat of arms, affecting the course of the pontificate, and your opportunities in the game, such as oratory skills or the strength of your own faith, which you can give to the crowd or through it, bless Units. However, every decision to interfere in the fate of the world comes at a price – with further actions you strengthen the faith of others, but you weaken yourself.
“The Pope has no military or economic power behind him, but he has other means of influencing the world, which was evident in the 1980s, for example, when the communist system in Poland collapsed. Our idea assumes the possibility to use, among others, the so-called soft power, and – consequently – influence the fate of the world and interfere in international politics. All this, of course, in accordance with the vision adopted by the player” – explains Mateusz Zawadzki.
Ready to overthrow dictators and solve all of the Church’s problems? Release date has not been revealed but the game is listed on Steam.com and a community is building. It won’t be long before you’re elected and will hear the humbling words, “Habemus Papam!”