Take control of Paul Bishop as he struggles to close a portal that is letting Demons into his town. In this faith-inspired turn-based RPG, gather the pieces of the Armor of God by revisiting places from Paul's past.


Movement: WASD or Arrow Keys

Combat: Click on the option to use it.

Dodging / Attacking: Click anywhere on screen when the black bar is over the sword or the heart.

Open inventory: the i key or press the backpack in the upper right hand corner.

What is Project 2021?

Over the course of this year, I am trying to tell a story between all of my games. While you do not need to play any prior or following games to enjoy this, the lore does build. Can you piece together the story that is being told?

Other Cannon Games This Year:

  1. Out Of Time
  2. Armor Of God
  3. Death Percent
  4. Rouge Royale
  5. A Name Is Earned
  6. Last Man Standing
  7. Joining Forces
  8. Second Son
  9. Death Percent 2
  10. Journey to Hell
  11. A Drunk Thief Returns
  12. From the Ashes


If you do not like random encounters, they can be disabled in the settings menu. If you want to grind XP, you can set the random encounter rate to high.

Music and Sound levels can be adjusted in the settings menu, use it from the main menu or from the gear icon in game.


Traditional Turn-based gameplay with the ability to time dodging or attacking correctly to deal or avoid damage.

Two health bars, mind and heart. You have to keep them both above 0% otherwise suffer a damage penalty.

Search around for the pieces of the "Armor of God" to enable you to fight the Demons.

Discover the past of Paul and learn how he becomes stronger through his connection with God.

The Armor of God Includes:

  • The Belt of Truth
  • Breastplate of Righteousness
  • Boots of Readiness
  • Shield of Faith
  • Helmet of Salvation
  • Sword of the Spirit

In the game, each of the Armor pieces has an active ability (can be used on a turn) and a passive ability (always in use).

Attributes: "FAITH"

  • Faith - Secret attribute, you must trust in it to see what it does.
  • Attack - For every level of Attack, gain 5% damage
  • Intelligence - For every level, add 5 hit points to your mind
  • Timing - For every level, add 1/10 of a second to the attack and dodge minigames
  • Heart - For every level, add 5 hit points to your mind


Game Design and Programming by Ian

Music (Pre-purchased): Andy Ray

Made for the Brackeys 2021.1 Game Jam.

Updated 4 days ago
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
GenreAdventure, Role Playing
Made withDefold
Tags2D, christian, faith, Pixel Art, Story Rich, Turn-based


Armor_of_God_Jam_3.zip 143 MB
Armor_Of_God_Windows.zip 151 MB

Install instructions

  1. Download "Armor_Of_God_Windows.zip"
  2. Unzip the folder
  3. Double click on ArmorofGod.exe
  4. Enjoy!


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Great game. I love how the combat is turned based. It's a great way to share a great story. Thank you for creating this!


I loved finding this. With all the crazy happening in the world and my schooling and people, it was nice to have two things (The Lord and gaming) I love combined so well.


Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it! To date this is my favorite game I've made narratively. A lot of that comes down to expressing my faith through a game.


Cool. I can't wait to play the rest of the story!


wow, beautiful game.. nice effects and the turn based battle part is unique.. the story is simple but very good.. and how you present the verses and how you used the armor of God in the game. very nice.. :D


Hi! I helped with the Armor of God game that you played for VimJam 2:

My friend and I have been designing different prototypes of an "Armor of God" game for years and have finally put something together using the concept. Thank you for playing it and commenting, or I never would have known your game existed.

It really just blows my mind on the similarities, not just for the 8bit game we made here, but how much you've implemented that matches things we've brainstormed and designed as well. Starting with a battle you can't win, the bosses being the opposite of the item you're collecting in that world (truth vs lie), and many other small things.

Thank you for the work you've done and for giving me inspiration. It just goes to show that there are ways to share God's word through videogames without the cringe and on-the-nose messages!

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Yeah, my mind was entirely blown when I found your game. I haven't come across a ton of people making genuine Christian games on itch, so it was really special to find yours. To have the both the theme of "Armor of God" and same art style was pretty nuts. 

If you wanted another layer of your mind being blown, a few months ago I found another version of Armor of God someone made back in 2018. It doesn't use the same art but is still very similar to my version and your vision: https://shinysnail.itch.io/the-armor-of-god

I've always felt like Armor of God has a large amount of potential, possibly as a full release. That's the beauty of jam games to me, they're an experiment, a way to see what works and what doesn't. God has clearly put this concept on several of our hearts and I think there's a reason behind that. I usually don't do this, but if you and your friend need someone else to bounce ideas with I'd be more then happy to help, maybe we could create a discord server and try to amass other Christian game developers. Just some ideas, feel free to take them or leave them.

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Just played it, and I love all of the dialog and messages that are both physical like the king, mansion, etc but have spiritual meanings. Would you want to add me on Discord? Just so it's easier to chat?