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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what did i just read? What a waste of time. Hey Peter, no one likes you or your ideas. Oh and Fable sucked a big fat ****.
*** you, Peter. You *** liar I don't trust you
Experiment gone wrong
"Furthermore, Molyneux is interested how the player who registers the final chisel tap will actually prove it to the community."
Wait, why would the final "tapper" have to prove his or herself? If it's a game they should be able to track it, right? I don't get that.
I can't help but think in every picture of this guy, he is laughing at the gullibility of the consumer. Just a thought.
As for this project, I have no interest in it whatsoever; he lost me at Fable 3. Best of luck to whatever he is trying to sell.
Ok, i can see this going well
In my experience, Molyneux is the kind of guy who has lots of awesome big ideas that he loves to talk about, but that usually ends up being the extent of it. He -talks- a lot about his ideas, but the ideas he talks about rarely end up seeing the light of day, at least not on any kind of time scale that the public appreciates.
This guy might have some awesome ideas, but he is still a whackjob.
Perhaps he's just trolling people by getting them to buy these chisels while he sits back and collects money on something that probably had a very low production cost.
very interesting idea, as you can see its already causing debate and emotions to rise.
im interested in seeing how it plays out, but i definitely wont buy any chisels :)