Left Behind Games Arrive In 100 Walmart Houston and Dallas Area Stores
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MURRIETA, CA, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Left Behind Games Inc. (OTC: LFBG), dba Inspired Media Entertainment, a leading publisher of Christian video games, are now available in select Walmart stores in the Dallas and Houston markets. Games are priced at $29.96 & $19.96 and are located among PC games in Walmart Entertainment departments. Christian products have gained popular acceptance in the music and book sections of retailers over recent years. The newest Left Behind and Charlie Church Mouse PC video games are among three titles being piloted in approximately 100 Texas Walmart stores for determining customer interest. For many years, Walmart has sold gospel music and both fictional and non-fictional Christian books, including the well-known Left Behind book series which has sold more than 65 million copies. Yet, there are few, if any, moral or Bible-based video game choices for youth and adults alike. The demographics in Texas make it an ideal testing ground for Left Behind PC Games where there are over 23,000 churches(1). Texas ranks first in the nation in the number of Evangelical Protestants (over 5 million), second in number of Mainline Protestants (over 1.7 million) and third in number of Catholics(2). Troy Lyndon, CEO of Inspired Media says, "The US market for Christian video games could reach $648 Million within the next five years based upon just 3% of video game sales being in the Christian segment." This projection is based upon the prediction by PricewaterhouseCoopers that the sale of video game software will reach $21.6 Billion by 2013 in the US alone. In an effort to promote the new arrival of the games at Walmart, Inspired Media has sent out letters of appeal to thousands of Texas-based church pastors and will continue to do so over a 10 week campaign through Christmas, which begins today, October 12th. There are almost 25 million residents in Texas(3), and Christians represent the greater portion of the 49%(2) who claim that they attend church or synagogue once a week(4). Inspired Media Entertainment currently publishes six games including Tribulation Forces, the sequel to the original game LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces, known as the most widely distributed Christian PC game in history. The Company's LEFT BEHIND branded games is based upon the popular novel series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins which have sold millions of books in 30 languages worldwide. Inspired Media also offers three games under the Charlie Church Mouse brand, for ages 2-8 and Keys of the Kingdom for all ages. Consumers interested in finding the nearest Walmart carrying the games can go to www.inspiredmedia.com/walmart. (1) As listed in online yellowpages.com. (2) From a 2006 Gallup survey reported in wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_United_States (3) According to Texas Dept. of state health services, it (the 2009 population) is 24,873,773. See wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_population_of_Texas_in_2009Wikipedia.com (4) As found online at www.texasalmanac.com/religion/ About Left Behind Games Inc. Left Behind Games Inc., also known as Inspired Media Entertainment (www.inspiredmedia.com), has become one of the world's leading independent developers and publishers of quality interactive entertainment products that perpetuate positive values and appeal to mainstream and faith-based audiences. For samples for your church or school, you can go to www.inspiredmedia.com. 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