The retro-style video game follows Moses’ journey along the River Nile to Mount Sinai, highlighting central moments in the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt. As users adventure through the Exodus story, they must complete different challenges, including “Tetris”-like puzzles and hand-to-hand fights with ancient Egyptians.
Money generated from in-app advertisements and donations goes to Oxfam America’s Syria and Refugee Crisis Response Fund. Vu said he hopes Moses’ historic role as a shepherd of refugees and central figure of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam will inspire game players to donate.
“The story is timeless,” he said.
Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, D-South Bay, wants to remind the California Legislature that the biggest industry in California isn’t entertainment or agriculture – it’s aerospace.
“Aerospace, in terms of gross domestic product, exceeds even that of the entertainment and agricultural industries combined,” he said. “It’s one of California’s biggest sources of jobs; over 200,000 Californians are directly employed in this industry.”
With that data in mind, Muratsuchi said it’s time for the industry to have a bigger voice in Sacramento. The lawmaker introduced a bill, AB 427, to the Assembly last month to form the California Aerospace Commission, an industry council that would advise the state government on policy.
“It will be a bully pulpit for bringing together the private sector as well as government leadership to make policy recommendations to the governor and Legislature,” he said. “The commission would be made up of leaders from the aerospace companies.”
Muratsuchi said the state already has the California Travel and Tourism Commission and California Film Commission, so it would make sense for the aerospace industry to have a similar body.
“The South Bay was built on the aerospace industry,” he said. “We need to continue to build on this proud history and legacy.”
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