Gnostic elements in popular culture are also found in popular games (including video and computer games), especially those that are interactive and involve role-playing. Dungeons & Dragons has been around for many years, but continues to excite players. Complementing the game now are companion books replete with Gnostic ideas. One, for example — The Book of Exalted Deeds — reveals details about a figure that appears to be Pistis Sophia, the archon of the game's monks (who are experts in martial arts).
The Book of Exalted Deeds serves as a sourcebook for the interactive game of Dungeons & Dragons. It reveals a magical artifact considered extremely powerful for the game. The book helps players who wish to wage campaigns utilizing good forces and good alignment. Other supplement books include Complete Arcane and Book of Vile Darkness.
Final Fantasy VII and X feature Gnostic elements, themes, and references, as does Kult and Aeon Flux (the latter is an MTV animated science-fiction TV series). Elder God is a character of Defiance, the most recent of the games in the series called the Legacy of Kain. Defiance contains numerous Gnostic elements and references. Finally, one other game worth mentioning that is replete with Gnostic ideas and images is a game called Tales of Symphonia. It features two worlds, one declining and one emerging. Angels are not the divine beings traditionally portrayed. The quest, the central element of any game, is based on an untruth perpetrated by the church and necessitates the overcoming of the powers of Lord Yggdrasil, who is unquestionably a demiurgical character and the game's main villain.