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Molyneux's GODUS allows players to overthrow their god


4:30 PM on 05.30.2013
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Peter Molyneux's at it again, but this time, his lofty game idea hinges on the behavior of Bryan Henderson, an 18-year-old university freshman from Scotland.

Henderson won Molyneux's Curiosity contest by clicking the game's final cube, and has been rewarded by being deified in GODUS, the next project from Molyneux's studio, 22Cans. The gig pays too, as Molyneux says that Henderson will receive a "significant" portion of the profits that GODUS rakes in. However, the position comes with one Mount Olympus-sized catch -- players will be able to overthrow him.

After a certain period of time, other players will be able to usurp Henderson's throne, and take a cut of his salary. Molyneux hopes that this caveat will keep Henderson a fair ruler instead of leading to a predictable god-complex.

Despite his mighty status, there will be limitations to Henderson's reign. "These [powers] are within the confines of game balancing. Some of them are moral decisions, some may be territorial decisions" Molyneux states. "He can't kick everyone in the world. He can't suddenly decide that everyone's games get deleted."

Regardless of the reaction to their ruler, Henderson sounds like he's up for the challenge. "If anyone tries to overthrow me, they'll have to give me everything they've got" he says.

Godus Players Can 'Overthrow' Their Virtual God Bryan [Wired]








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