The lights are on
Ex-Lionhead developer Peter Molyneux is setting an ambitious path towards his first full-fledged game with new studio 22 Cans.
According to an article in NewScientist, in a few weeks Molyneux is starting the first in a series of 22 projects that are designed to give the studio feedback by exploring the psychology of social media uses. This data will then be applied to the developer's first game.
Curiosity is the first of these experiments, and it puts players in a room containing only a black cube. Players tap the cube to break through its layers, and everyone who is playing the game will all tap on the same cube. Because of this, only the person who registers the final tap (Molyneux isn't saying how many licks it will take to get to the middle of this Tootsie Pop) gets the fabulous prize hidden in the center.
Molyneux says that Curiosity will look at different aspects of social media. For example, as part of a monetization study within Curiosity, 22 Cans will sell chisels of varying strengths and prices – the best of which, a diamond chisel, will go for £50,000 (more than $77,000). Furthermore, Molyneux is interested how the player who registers the final chisel tap will actually prove it to the community.
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if its money ill tap that cube thing heyo.
Isn't this the guy who promises a bunch of stuff and never really delivers?
That fabulous prize better be pretty frickin amazing...
Molyneux is a nice guy, very passionate about the things he works on. I remember him being almost manic about his upcoming Project Milo at a dinner-gala thing a few years ago. It must have been rough for him to see that project cancelled.
I hope he can retake the old magic he had when he was still developing in a smaller scale. We'll see.
Molyneux is all talk and way overrated (you can love me or hate me for saying that)
Wow, that's a really interesting study. I hope they get a counter on the last thousand taps to see what happens it could be either a final frenzy trying to discover the price or just everyone waiting to get to do the final tap.
Good old Molyneux, I wouldn't be surprised if everyone shows up and there is no black cube to begin with.