What Was At The Center Of Curiosity? The Chance To Be A God
Last night, Peter Molyneux and 22 Can’s cube centric experiment, Curiosity, finally came to an end after over 150 days since it’s launch, and after exactly 25 billion cublets had been destroyed. The winner of the massive competition was ultimately the person who destroyed the very last cublet, being treated to an exclusive video describing the prize and then having the option to share it with the world.
It only took a few minutes for winner Bryan Henderson, from Edinburgh in Scotland, to allow 22 Cans to publish the video, which featured a rather godly Peter Molyneux talking about the competition and ultimately, the prize. And what exactly did hard work and dumb luck reward Henderson with? Well, the chance to become a digital god.
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Peter Molyneux stated last week that the winner of Couriosity would have their life changed, and that certainly seems true. Henderson will now become a god in 22 Can’s new title, Godus. What this means is that Henderson will decide the rules and regulations of the online title, effectively ruling over everyone that plays.
“You, the person who reached the center, will be the God of all people that are playing Godus. You will intrinsically decide on the rules that the game is played on.”
But it doesn’t stop there either. After becoming the ruling God in Godus, Henderson will also receive a share in the profits the title makes, effectively making him a developer on the title.
“You will share in the success of the product. Every time people spend money on Godus, you will get a small piece of that pie.”
Now if that isn’t one of the most awesome prizes a competition has ever offered, I don’t know what is. It’s also a rather interesting experiment in itself, with Molyneux effectively putting a lot of trust into this one person who could be, well anybody. A social gamer, a hardcore one, who knows.
All I know is that we’ll be keeping a close eye on Godus from now on.