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Project Godus set for early access on September 13

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Project Godus set for early access on September 13

Peter Molyneux's Project Godus will get an early access release on Steam on September 13, 22Cans announced today. The god game, which granted a developer's god-like powers to a Curiosity player as part of its reveal, will cost $19.99.

Read more: Making believers, taking them to war »

"fuck that guy. never again will i trust him or play one of this over promised under delivered ..."
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Curiosity's Godus prize has a time limit, Molyneux says

Curiosity's Godus prize has a time limit, Molyneux says

The life-changing prize for hitting the center of the Curiosity cube allowed the winner to become a God among computer-generated men in 22Cans' followup title Godus, and reap some monetary reward as well. But now, designer Peter Molyneux is saying that the prize is but a temporary boon.

Read more: God for a few months, maybe a year »

"ding ding ding Also the amount of control and amount of money could be quite small. I'm pretty ..."
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Molyneux: Free-to-play must be designed from the beginning, not added later

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Molyneux: Free-to-play must be designed from the beginning, not added later

Peter Molyneux has learned a lot from his 30 years in game development, but what he is seeing now in the free-to-play arena--and experimenting with in Curiosity--has him excited about its viability as a tool to make better games, providing that F2P is at the beginning of the discussion.

Read more: No more demos with free-to-play »

"I won't say that free to play isn't better designed when designed as such from the ground up, ..."
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Project Godus Kickstarter ends, hits Linux stretch goal

Project Godus Kickstarter ends, hits Linux stretch goal

For much of its crowd-sourcing campaign, it seemed Peter Molyneux and 22cans' Project Godus would fall short of its goal. Things really picked up in the final few days, however, and it wrapped up this afternoon a safe distance past the finish line. Good news, everyone! Peter Molyneux is making another god game.

Read more: "Thank you from the bottom of my heart" »

"Oh, I think you mean recently. Fables were still decent enough."
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Peter Molyneux shows off Project Godus multiplayer

Peter Molyneux shows off Project Godus multiplayer

For a long time it looked like Peter Molyneux and 22cans' Project Godus would fall well short of its crowd-funding goal, but with two days now left to go, a rush of pledges has brought the god game tantalisingly close. To help nudge it across the line, 22cans has put out a new video showing Molyneux and fellow designer Jack Attridge facing off in the early prototype's multiplayer.

Watch: Smite-a-smite-smite»

"That actually looks like it could be a lot of fun. Seems obvious that you'll need a deep ..."
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Project Godus trailer shows prototype gameplay

Project Godus trailer shows prototype gameplay

With three days and an awful lot of money left to go, Peter Molyneux and 22cans' crowd-funding campaign for a new god game codenamed Project Godus is looking unlikely to end happily. In the hope of raising interest and that final £80,000 ($130,000-ish), 22cans has put out a trailer with gameplay footage from its early, early prototype.

Watch: Sculpting landscapes and stoking wars »

"...which barely anyone does anymore nowadays. Molyneux is sooo far past his prime. He has ..."
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Molyneux takes to Kickstarter for god-game Godus

Molyneux takes to Kickstarter for god-game Godus

The projects that Peter Molyneux's 22Cans are working on revolve around experiments. Curiosity involved learning what drives people to play. Molyneux's next experiment, entitled Project Godus, needs cooperation, and he has turned to Kickstarter to get it to the tune of £450,000.

Read more: Populous meets Dungeon Keeper and Black & White »

"because it played like shit. it was a great idea, but the reality was it wasn't fun to play. ..."
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Curiosity suffering from overloaded servers

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Curiosity suffering from overloaded servers

Curiosity, Peter Molyneux's grand game experiment that has players working together to unwrap some kind of mystery prize, has hit a few snags. Server issues have plagued the little game, prompting Molyneux to apologize and feverishly put his team to work to keep the game going.

Read more: 'Overwhelmed by the number of people trying out the experiment' »

"yeah it sucks guys this is gonna sound stupid but this is actually a pretty fun and addictive ..."
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Molyneux's Curiosity coming November 7

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Molyneux's Curiosity coming November 7

It has taken a bit longer than initially planned, but beta testing is complete on the cube-tapping, social experiment game Curiosity. The first project from Peter Molyneux's 22Cans will be coming on November 7.

Read more: Launch coming at 12:22 a.m. »

"it's because he's surrounded himself with people who are too afraid to say no to him. look at ..."
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22Cans is only making 'one game,' says Molyneux

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22Cans is only making 'one game,' says Molyneux

Peter Molyneux's new "22Cans" start-up is hard at work on lots of game experiments, which will ultimately provide the creative spark for the studio's first full game. But in a classic and ambitious Molyneux twist, his plan is to make that unnamed title the only game to come out of the studio.

Read more: '22Cans is going to make one game and that's it' »

"It seems like every time this guy talks... I'm just balancing on the edge of having no idea WTF ..."
- Gwyndion    See all 14 comments


Molyneux needs Curiosity beta testers

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Molyneux needs Curiosity beta testers

If you've ever longed to take part in the testing process for an experimental iPhone game, Peter Molyneux has your number. His studio's first title, Curiosity, needs beta testers this week. The beta application is open for anyone with some spare time before Friday.

Read more: Beta applications ask for 'a spare hour' »

"It will only cost $10 to join the beta and find out what's included!"
- Modulus    See all 4 comments


Molyneux's 'Cooperation' will be 'the biggest cooperative effort the world has ever known'

Related Topics – Curiosity, iOS, Peter Molyneux, 22Cans
Molyneux's 'Cooperation' will be 'the biggest cooperative effort the world has ever known'

Peter Molyneux is using his new studio, 22Cans, to explore his infamous flights of fancy in game design. The first such experiment is the iPhone game Curiosity: What's in the Box, which will let users join in a global effort to unwrap a giant package, one layer at a time. Only one user will get to see what was in the box, and it will be up to that person to spread the word. Molyneux is expecting 21 more to follow, and he already has the second one in the works.

Read more: What is Cooperation? »

"I love that this is a world where Molyneux has money to try his pipedream, it is better than one ..."
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Molyneux seeking new name for Curiosity

Related Topics – Curiosity, iOS, Peter Molyneux, 22Cans
Molyneux seeking new name for Curiosity

It appears that people's curiosity over NASA's Mars rover is starting to interfere with Peter Molyneux's cube-chiseling concept app. So the search for a new name has begun, with Molyneux getting plenty of suggestions via Twitter.

Read more: It's all about the Google search »

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Molyneux announces 22 Experiments, hints at next game

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Molyneux announces 22 Experiments, hints at next game

Peter Molyneux has been hard at work setting up his new indie studio, 22 Cans. And while the well-known developer hasn't detailed the studio's first major project, he has revealed a series of experimental games that will be released digitally as the studio prepares its first full-fledged game. It's called, aptly enough, "22 Experiments."

Read more: First experiment due in six weeks »

"The issue with Molyneux is that there's little consideration on game design when it comes to ..."
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Molyneux: Microsoft was a 'creative padded cell'

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Molyneux: Microsoft was a 'creative padded cell'

Peter Molyneux is known for his lofty ideas and creative spark. When he announced in March he would be leaving Microsoft to found a new company called 22Cans, his reasons weren't exactly clear. Now he's opened up to explain how being the head in a corporate structure didn't let him flex his creative muscles, leading him to step away.

Read more: 'The danger was gone.' »

"I did, what did you get out of it? For me parts like this ring true: "I had this huge desire to ..."
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