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Far Cry 5 and Far Cry: New Dawn

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Abstract

The Project at Eden’s Gate (The Project) is the name of a fictionalized apocalyptic ‘cult’ fuelled by millenarian ideologies featured throughout the video games Far Cry 5 (2018) and Far Cry: New Dawn (2019). Based in Hope County, a fictional region of Montana in the United States, this apocalyptic millenarian group is presented as a White American Christian community. Their belief dictates that God will punish humankind for their sins and wipe the slate clean through the total destruction of the earth. In the opening of his memoirs, called The Book of Joseph—a few copies of which were published in physical form [1]—Joseph Seed, the founder and leader of The Project, declares: ‘I am the messenger. I am the one who must warn you of the ending of this world and gather the chosen ones who will build the next world’ (The Book of Joseph, 2018, 5). Their Hope County compound functions as their safe haven, wherein the First and Last Family will await the End of Days ‘to live in the Garden of Eden’ (The Book of Joseph, 2018, 21) promised to them by God.