Pope Simulator Game In The Works

Ready to lead the flock?
Ready to lead the flock? Ultimate Games SA

Ever wondered what it means to rule one of the world’s largest religious groups? Pope Simulator hopes to do just that, assuming it does get released. We say that because this one is bound to court some controversy somewhere along the way. Being developed by Ultimate Games SA, Pope Simulator hopes to put players in the role of, obviously, a pope, and claims that it’s going to focus on both strategy and politics.

If you’re not familiar with Ultimate Games, they’re known for games like Ultimate Fishing Simulator and Deadliest Catch The Game. In relation to the game, it’s still in its early stages with no expected release date given or news about what platform it’s going to be launched on.

As a simulation, Pope Simulator is expected to teach players how to use soft power and influence the fate of the free world. As Pope, players can help organize pilgrimages around the world while helping and supporting humanity. While world peace is indeed the ultimate goal, players need to conduct some evangelistic activities as well. More importantly, players need to manage the influence of the Vatican on a strategic level.

In a statement, Ultimate Games CEO Mateusz Zawadzki shared that while the game is indeed at its early stages, it released a trailer just to show how the game is going to look. He went on to say that there’s no question that the game “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.”

There’s no question that, if it ever gets off the ground, this game is going to be exciting for those familiar with the genre. This is because, according to Zawadzki, the Pope is someone that “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.” The game in general puts emphasis on what is known as soft power and how it influences events and impacts international politics, Zawadzki said.

Excited for this one? Well, we know we are at least interested in seeing how the project will develop.

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