Babel Rising 3D bringing divine punishment to Xbox on Windows Phone this week

Last week’s Xbox release, Extraction: Project Outbreak (review coming tomorrow!) was a surprising strategy title mixed with elements of action. This week, we get another strategy title, but otherwise it couldn’t be more different. Babel Rising 3D will soon be on the Windows Phone Store, courtesy of developer Mando Productions with Ubisoft publishing. Yes, this is Ubisoft’s first Windows Phone title (Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell came from Gameloft under license from Ubisoft).

Babel Rising allows players to play god… Not just any god, but a vengeful god! Your worshippers have decided to build a tower to the heavens – a tower of Babel, if you will – and it’s your job to smite them into ashes and not allow them to use birth control no matter how much it makes sense to do so. You’ll smack them down using a variety of destructive powers including lightning, floods, earthquakes, and even meteor showers.

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The game consists of 15 campaign levels plus an endless survival mode. To unlock new powers, you’ll need to replay levels and survival mode for Babel currency. Alternatively, you can buy currency with Microsoft Points to make things go faster. Let’s hope this game can actually connect to the Marketplace, unlike poor Extraction.

Babel Rising 3D is actually the third game in the Babel Rising series. Previous games were 2D, but then a 3D sequel launched on smartphones and consoles, including Xbox 360. By all accounts the XBLA version suffers from horrendous (but optional) Kinect controls and is quite the grind. The iOS game is also said to be extremely grindy and overly difficult, but people do seem to like it better. Here’s hoping!

The iOS version of Babel Rising 3D costs only 99 cents, with in-game purchases subsidizing the low cost. The Windows Phone version will hopefully cost the same, or $2.99 at most. It should become available later today or on its official release date: Wednesday, October 10.


Reader comments

Babel Rising 3D bringing divine punishment to Xbox on Windows Phone this week


How many Towers of Babel were there? There's just one...

Personally, I'd rather be the Babylonians trying to build the tower to get to God...then beat him. That'd be more exciting...

If you're asking how many, I don't know, I never saw any :-)
This game looks like it doesn't have much to it.

Daniel, relax not everyone knows biblical text as well as you do. Expecting people to know what your talking about is like me expecting you to know the fastest way downtown. Its common knowledge to me but an out of towner wouldn't. Your kinda coming across like an ass.

Wow, I link the guy to the Wikipedia story and explain the significance in case he didn't know and you're calling me an ass? Thanks.

It's not a shame, it's actually great that less and less people know and believe those ancient fairy tales. I can't wait till the time comes when young people won't know the God myth, or at least consider it fantasy fiction like the Lord of the Rings, Star Wars or Twilight.

Sorry Daniel if I ticked you off but I think you assumed I was a Christian and would know biblical stories.

It's not politics but religion actually and it was one line in jest, as you even call it a joke. No offense was implied but I think people can have tougher skin around here, especially when writing about a game where the conceit is God vengefully murdering humans, lol.

I'm all about vengeful murdering...and I'm not offended by it. Just wanted some part of the day without that stuff involved.

Typical Lib Strawman Crap... Your jokes not based upon truth..Nobody cares about your birth control or how you use it... We just don't want to pay for it... Go buy your own if you want... Its Just like we don't want to be forced to pay for your abortions... Sorry but You make a stupid joke based on a lie and you should be called out on it.

Well when I read him joking about the Hindu god and starving people not allowed to eat cows or a joke about Allah then I will believe its about religion, but of course his joke was about Christians not paying for others birth control or as they put it, "they are trying to take away your birth control"

First off, I'm the author of the article, not Daniel. So it was my joke. And I don't think any subject like politics or religions is off-limits for jokes. We do have to be careful because people with extreme viewpoints and a lack of humor will woefully misinterpret jokes on those subjects, but I still feel this joke is pretty tame.

The actual thing I'm poking fun at is that one major organized religion (based around the same guy you play as in the game) explicitly prohibits the use of birth control. There is no relation between the game, the article, or the joke itself and health care policies.

As for that, "you're a liberal so I hate you" or "you're a conservative so this and this..." stuff, it's not helpful anywhere in life. Far better to think through situations on your own and respond to individual facts and arguments rather than resorting to labels and an "us versus them" mentality.

Hope it's $1 and I'll gladly buy it.  Tried the XBLA version when it was on sale for $5 and that was a Hell NO!

Hey, downloaded the trial...and it worked over LTE. Thought they limited downloads over 20MBs to WiFi. The game says it is 42MBs in size.