|Molyneux would need to be in a "vegetative state to consider retirement"|
|Posted: 03.12.2012 15:47 by Simon Priest||Comments: 1|
Peter Molyneux, the man held responsible for robbing us of our little plantable acorn in the original Fable, has said the very idea of retiring from game development is "abhorrent" to him.
Comments from Molyneux that his 'next major game was his last' was taken as he'd be hanging up his keyboard and mouse in the industry. Not so. He also touches on Project Godus.
Why the heck doesn't Peter Molyneux just sell one of his gold plated mansions to fund Project Godus? Why is he asking us, the fans, to pledge £450,000 to see it made?
"Everyone kind of thinks I'm loaded with money and live in Versailles or something, and drive around in a gold Rolls Royce," Molyneux told . "None of that is true. I'm not starving by any means, but I haven't got unlimited wealth. I used a lot of money to found 22 Cans, to release Curiosity, and to build a team of 20 people."
The announcement of Project Godus has received a mix reaction, and he admits he has been "somewhat surprised" by the negativity surrounding it. "I know I'm a controversial figure," Molyneux said. "We have this food over in England called Marmite. Some people hate Marmite, and some people like Marmite. And I'm definitely one of those people."
"There's a lot of reasons for people to hit us with negativity," said acorn thief Molyneux. "I've got to accept that."
Kickstarter was the way forward for Project Godus, as right now publishers and investors are both struggling, he says, to come to terms with what the games industry looks like today and how the market has evolved. Should the Kickstarter campaign fail though then 22 Cans will likely go to one of the big boy publishers. "We'd have to look at some of the more traditional routes. I think it would be a tough world to be in if we weren't funded, that's for sure," he said.
Molyneux's 22 Cans recently launched Curiosity but it suffered a number of server troubles as the huge interest overwhelmed them. This hasn't helped their case for Project Godus, they fear. An alpha build playable for Kickstarter backers is planned for Christmas, at which point analytics will feed them player behaviour and help shape it. The Black & White creator is eager for testing among gamers to be as early as possible as focus group tests come too late.
Check out the for Project Godus which has 18 days left with £193,628 pledged.
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