Thanks for the in depth post. The watch isn't made out light, by the way; it runs on it. Also, carbon dating is the most commonly known. I'm not trying to give a science lesson here, just something most people will understand. Believe ability is great and all, but the scientist explaining the method they used to date the thing wouldn't make sense in a document where everyone in the project would already know. Also, there are no evil scientists. The people chasing you really don't have a specific profession. It's up to you to decide. I'm going to guess they're not scientists. The only one I know of that can shoot a gun is Gordan Freeman, and he has a goatee, while my guys are just red.
I never said I have no particular religion in focus. I'm trying to say that you shouldn't think because I used these elements that I think it is the "right" one. I just used Judeo-Christian beliefs as they are the most common (specifically monotheism, which Islam would also be classified under. Believe it or not, but the church was going to be a mosque, but I don't know their interior and barely their exterior, so I went with what I knew). I was not aware Amen was English either... Doesn't sound very English. Keep in mind, I pronounce it Awww (as in hawt) men. Not Ahh (as in axe) men. I hate ahh-men... Sounds really weird to me. I'm going to find my train of thought now. In fact, maybe someone else scratched that into it before they found it. You simply don't know. I know I don't.
Also, directed at other people, I would have LOVED to make the ending better, but I was really running out of time (one day left!) I was going to make the camera man angle the camera toward the floating watch and have more text when they came in, but the latter conflicted with my "not much talking" story telling (contradictory, right?) I wanted it to be more image based, which the camera moving would have conveyed... Curse you starting a month before due date!
Call it "radiometric dating" instead of "carbon dating". I don't know the specific kind of radiometric dating you would use in this case (actually, with manufactured objects like watches it's unlikely it would work anyway), but that way it's less blatantly wrong. (Metal watches don't even have any carbon in them.)
Amen is technically Latin, but that doesn't affect the point that the Watch had a word written on it billions of years before the language of that word was invented. And the languages used to write the Bible are Hebrew and Greek anyway.
The belief set endorsed by this game is definitely a Judeo-Christian religion. I don't mind, personally.
The Watch having zero mass was what broke my willing suspension of disbelief. For one thing, such an object would probably disintegrate or disappear the moment you touched it, as the slight momentum you imparted to it divided by a mass of zero gave the watch infinite velocity (or maybe only accelerated it to the speed of light). For another thing, zero mass would make it lighter than air, so it would float upwards very fast when put in Earth's atmosphere. Finally, at one point you drop it and it falls down. That clinches it for me.
The Watch is basically a MacGuffin
: It gives your quest a purpose and is the object the entire plot revolves around, but it doesn't actually do
anything. You could replace it with a diamond, a briefcase of money, the Holy Grail, a letter proving your innocence, a will, a CD, a vial of antimatter, the Death Star blueprints, an indestructible egg, a portal to another world, the key component of some machine or other, a music box, a statue, or a box of chocolates. All you'd have to do would be change a bit of dialogue and the cinematics; the plot itself would be basically unchanged.
That's not that I don't like the idea of a piece of evidence proving God's existence, I just think you should have designed it differently. Having no visible power source and being indestructible is cool though. Leave that in.