The Ark is the world's first internet reality gameshow, created by shipoffools.com where Big Brother meets the Bible. Twelve biblical heroes, controlled on computer by contestants in their own homes and linked up via the internet, battle it out to stay on board for 40 days and 40 nights. Only one can avoid the dreaded plank. He or she steps onto Mt Ararat to claim a cash prize of biblical proportions. Watch this space for further sailings.
Meanwhile, click here to board the 3D interactive version of Noah's floating zoo, currently docked at Mt Ararat. You'll be accompanied by Noah or his wife Joan (of Ark). All 13 characters are onboard, as walking, talking "bots" (in automatic mode) available to be quizzed about their identity, likes and dislikes, etc. Click here for animated clips from the Ark's first voyage. Read transcripts of all 40 shows, listen to the Ark's theme music and print out our study notes. If you want to be part of the next Ark voyage, click here.
Read on for highlights from the first sailing...
The Ark to remain online
The Ark, including the 3D model of Noah's famous boat docked at Mt Ararat, and the website, is to remain online for the foreseeable future.