I have an idea that I would like to discuss with people on this forum and then decide if its a good one or not.
You may have heard of a "hit" pc game called the SIMS. Although I have not played the game, I understand the basic premise of the game is to control the life of the various characters. Help them go to school, get a job etc. same as real life, only time accelerated and its not your life but a game character's.
I was wondering if an islamic port can be done. The idea is that the game gets installed and the characters are muslim, and you win or lose by making sure that the characters you control follow an islamic lifestyle. They pray, they fast etc, do good, forbid evil etc. You can decide to not fast and you will be docked points etc for it. Of course during the installation the player will provide his geographical information and the game will be unplayable while the time of salah enters in his area ( with a message displaying its unplayable). The idea is to give kids/teens who like video games an islamic prespective.
I dont want to do this for profit but provide engaging opportunities for kids/teens to learn a muslim life style through various ways.
What do you folks think ? Additionally do you think rendering these computer generated characters be considered picture-making.
Jazak Allah Khair