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#1 Edited by petermolydeux (9 posts) -

Hello Dear Gamers,

It has come to my attention that my upcoming project 'Curiosity' is seen as a bit of a joke. It is not, this experiment could be the most important experiment in gaming since the 80's. Let's get one issue out the way first and explain that I am not doing this for the money. Really? You truly believe I am trying to make $80,000 with the inclusion of a tool? Believe me, if I wanted to make $80,000 or more I would just have Theme Hospital ported onto the iphone. I could have made millions by staying at Lionhead and create Magic Carpet Kinect which Microsoft was constantly begging me to do. No, you see I don't care about money. This is about discovering the limits of what a player would give to experience something unique to them. No game has ever had an ending for just one person in the world. It's an incredible concept, for example imagine if only one person in the world could complete GTA5? What would they be willing to do? Would they share it with the world? Doesn't this sound so incredibly exciting and refreshing? Exactly.

EXPERIMENT. This isn't a game, it is an experiment that will be used to create the ultimate game. A game so incredible that there isn't really a need to play anything else because it will contain every type of emotion possible. There are going to be 21 more experiments that explore these different emotions. Curiosity is just one of them. Excited? You should be. The problem is that you all think this is just tapping on a screen, you think that's the selling point? Would you like me to explain? Ok, I will.

The selling point of 'Curiosity' is that you can instantly check live progress. I want to make a bet with you right now that anyone who takes part in this will be constantly checking to see what progress our world has made. Do you remember yesterday when the cube had 57 million cubes left? How much does it have this morning? Oh wow look it now has 45 million cubes left, I want to be a part of this and take that value down to 0. How many cubes has my friend Simon tapped? Only 100? I've tapped 500! I'm going to send him a message and tell him this right now!

Do you understand? Exactly, this could be revolutionary within the scope of a larger virtual world. Try to imagine being in this virtual world, we're all living so peacefully in this beautiful world. Hold on, someone has spotted a statue in the sky that appears to have a lever. They saw this by purchasing a telescope for $80,000 and have posted pictures of it all over twitter and facebook. Everyone is excited, what does the lever do? How do we get up there? Suddenly, one chap decides to start building a bridge up towards the statue. A few people catch on and start helping him. A few more people notice and someone tweets #helpbuildbridge. Suddenly there is a call all over social media to get together in this area of the virtual world and build a bridge towards the statue. It takes days but eventually people start nearing the statue. "Oh my god! We are nearly there, we are about to reach the statue! What will happen??" is tweeted around the world. A feature in the game is live cam, so if you're unable to play you can tune in via any online device and watch what happens when they approach the bridge. Suddenly everyone tries to run to the statue to be the first to pull the lever. One person manages it but to their horror the entire bridge collapses killing everyone on it. Only those not on the bridge and the lever pulling person survive. Can the person who pulled the lever continue playing with this amount of guilt? Has this level of guilt ever been experienced in a game before? Oh and by the way, the lever also created hills that open up new areas to explore with more mysteries. If that isn't exciting enough let me tell you this. The person who pulled the lever has a power that nobody else has in the game, they have become the god of that world. Everyone else must work together to strip them of their power. I know, this excites me too.

So no, 'Curiosity' isn't just tapping cubes on a screen. I believe the term 'Next Gen' is more than just reflections in puddles. We deserve more but in order to understand where games need to move next we need to experiment instead of just carrying on and making yet another sequel with a new feature or two. NASA are demanding I change the name 'curiosity'. It's quite ironic because I truly promise you right now that in 10 years time more people will look back on this experiment than the one on Mars. You see, when the most important game since Populous is created people will look back on this experiment as the foundation of what made this game possible. Believe in me and I promise you true next generation gameplay.

Peter,

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#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12537 posts) -

So here's the question: Is this really Molydeux, or is this fake Molydeux? FAKE OF THE FAKE!

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#3 Edited by AquaGeneral (165 posts) -

Good to hear from you again Peter. How was Unite 2012?

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#4 Posted by Bocam (4099 posts) -

@petermolydeux said:

I would just have Theme Hospital ported onto the iphone. I could have made millions by staying at Lionhead and create Magic Carpet Kinect which Microsoft was constantly begging me to do.

He should have done this.

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#5 Posted by Demoskinos (17320 posts) -

MAH BALLS

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#6 Posted by AjayRaz (12802 posts) -

no

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#7 Posted by Milkman (18907 posts) -

wat

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#8 Posted by Seedofpower (4059 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

MAH BALLS

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#9 Posted by NTM (9736 posts) -

First Gunner Wright (Isaac Clarke) makes a profile to respond to a thread I made about him, and now this. I just don't believe it.

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#10 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

How can I be sure you're the real Peter Molydeux?

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#11 Posted by 49th (3530 posts) -

This just does more to confuse me about which Molyneuxdeux is doing the cube thing, or if both of them are working on it? I don't even understand the cube in the first place.

If you even are the real Molydeux...

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#12 Posted by NTM (9736 posts) -

@Seedofpower said:

@Demoskinos said:

MAH BALLS

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The person that does the Ricky Gervais show should animate the bombcast. Or someone should!

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#13 Posted by pweidman (2589 posts) -

Whatever. I will take this one chance though(thank you tc)to just say that Curiosity is pure NASA badassery. And we get at least 2 years of realtime feedback to observe it's adventures. Fuckin A.

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#14 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2429 posts) -

What is this kind of post classified as? I don't think it's a troll, it's definitely satirical. hmm...

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#15 Posted by mscupcakes (631 posts) -

Wait, so you didn't land on Mars?

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#16 Posted by Darson (526 posts) -
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#17 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4107 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

So here's the question: Is this really Molydeux, or is this fake Molydeux? FAKE OF THE FAKE!

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#18 Posted by Dagbiker (7040 posts) -

Dear Peater,

I Liked Black and White, but was disappointed in the simplifying of the AI in Black and White 2. I also thought Fable 2 did not live up to your promises. The Movies was alright. And while your here I also thought Populous was kinda weak.

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#19 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1764 posts) -

Don't believe his lies.

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#20 Posted by GorillaMoPena (3358 posts) -

Fauxmolydeux?

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#21 Posted by petermolydeux (9 posts) -

Ok, just tweeted this "Game where you are a devastating BOMB, you don't know where you are or who planted you." Believe.

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#22 Posted by CornBREDX (7187 posts) -
The original fake or not, this is amazing. Thank you!  

@NTM: To be fair, I have seen Tom Clancy's son create an account to respond to a thread on here once too. Giantbombs forums are a world of horrors, mystery, comedy and adventure. Most often one of the best places to be haha
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#23 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

You are trying too hard.

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#24 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12537 posts) -

@petermolydeux said:

Ok, just tweeted this "Game where you are a devastating BOMB, you don't know where you are or who planted you." Believe.

That still doesn't prove you're the real fake Peter Molyneux.

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#25 Posted by Demoskinos (17320 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

@petermolydeux said:

Ok, just tweeted this "Game where you are a devastating BOMB, you don't know where you are or who planted you." Believe.

That still doesn't prove you're the real fake Peter Molyneux.

I hope the absurdity of that sentence doesn't escape you.

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#26 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12537 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

@petermolydeux said:

Ok, just tweeted this "Game where you are a devastating BOMB, you don't know where you are or who planted you." Believe.

That still doesn't prove you're the real fake Peter Molyneux.

I hope the absurdity of that sentence doesn't escape you.

That is specifically why I went with that wording.

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#27 Posted by mcpaul15 (65 posts) -

I don't believe it's real, but it's still a neat post

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#28 Posted by NTM (9736 posts) -

@CornBREDX: Yeah I know, I was going to mention that. You never know though. I don't outright disbelieve that it's the actual person, but it has to do with being safe rather than sorry. I don't want to talk to an impostor! Ahhh!

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#29 Posted by CornBREDX (7187 posts) -
@NTM: I always assume impostor. The difficult one was Tom Clancy's son. He knew stuff! 
 
@petermolydeux: I'm willing to believe everything, then hate you later for the ending =)
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#30 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12537 posts) -

@CornBREDX: Really? What thread was this? I want to see what Tom Clancy's son did on GB!

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#31 Posted by CornBREDX (7187 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan: I will have to find it. That may take some time. I think I had a response on it but I don't remember. It was a while ago.
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#32 Edited by MooseyMcMan (12537 posts) -
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#33 Posted by Jay444111 (2639 posts) -

@petermolydeux: If you are really the real one... please make a Dinosaur hunting video game... Seriously, to damn many games involving dinos tend to fail. If you make a great dinosaur hunting game. You will become even richer than even Curiosity will ever make for you. No offense to your project. But dinosaurs sell stuff easily.

Heck... if I ever get the chance to fight raptors on a island with my bare hands in a video game as I struggle to survive. I will crown it as game of that generation. Listen to the fans man. We all want a dinosaur hunting game with high quality.

I can dream... can't I?

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#34 Posted by CornBREDX (7187 posts) -
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#35 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

I don't believe for a second that this is the legit Molydeux.

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#36 Posted by Jay444111 (2639 posts) -

@Azteck said:

I don't believe for a second that this is the legit Molydeux.

It's possible. I mean, we ARE one of the more... well... sane gaming websites out there. Also for the fact that Devs have gone to video game websites before. I know EDF insect Armeggedon guys and even some Sabatoer guys were on Gamefaqs for a while. I know... I spelled those two names wrong... damn writing program isn't fixing them for me.

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#37 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

@Jay444111: You do realize Molydeux isn't a game developer, don't you?

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#38 Posted by Jay444111 (2639 posts) -

@LordAndrew said:

@Jay444111: You do realize Molydeux isn't a game developer, don't you?

Wait... then... what DOES he do then? I always thought he was a more outspoken developer... is he a designer instead?

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#39 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

@petermolydeux:

Curiosity is a fucking piece of shit and a waste of money!

YEAH I SAID IT!!!!

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#40 Posted by recroulette (5435 posts) -

I read it wrong at first and thought it was a call to stop making fun of Qriocity, which I was about to laugh at. Damn you Bombcast.

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#41 Posted by mlarrabee (3844 posts) -

Man, I figured this was a one-off thing, so I flagged it.

I had no idea that this fake Peter Molyneux was a staple!

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#42 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

@Jay444111 said:

@LordAndrew said:

@Jay444111: You do realize Molydeux isn't a game developer, don't you?

Wait... then... what DOES he do then? I always thought he was a more outspoken developer... is he a designer instead?

Peter Molydeux is a parody of Peter Molyneux.

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#43 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4714 posts) -

@GorillaMoPena said:

Fauxmolydeux?

Faux-lydeux

He specializes in sound design.

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#44 Posted by Jay444111 (2639 posts) -

@LordAndrew said:

@Jay444111 said:

@LordAndrew said:

@Jay444111: You do realize Molydeux isn't a game developer, don't you?

Wait... then... what DOES he do then? I always thought he was a more outspoken developer... is he a designer instead?

Peter Molydeux is a parody of Peter Molyneux.

...dammit...

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#45 Posted by Tesla (2126 posts) -

How are you people on the internet, while being a fan of video games, and NOT know about Peter Molydeux?!

Face palm indeed.

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#46 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

Given all of the attention paid to Molyjam on this site (it was co-organized by Patrick, guys. Come on!), I'm amazed at the number here that are unaware of Peter Molydeux.

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#47 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -

Whoever you are, welcome to Giantbomb!

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#48 Posted by Muerthoz (366 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

Given all of the attention paid to Molyjam on this site (it was co-organized by Patrick, guys. Come on!), I'm amazed at the number here that are unaware of Peter Molydeux.

I'm surprised that we haven't seen somebody use the Molydeux name sooner than this.
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#49 Posted by Mixwizzard (87 posts) -

Dear Peter,

I'm still waiting for my plants to grow in real-time on Fable.

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#50 Posted by Hunter5024 (6700 posts) -

I'm going to laugh when a week after this comes out people find ways to hack into it and figure out what is inside the box