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Exclusive Interview with Bryan Henderson!

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Bryan Henderson earlier today hit the final Curiosity Cube and instantly became our almighty God in Godus. My Twitter Followers have been forwarding questions for me to ask him.

@KnealeK asks ‘4 million people were part of Curiosity, you have great power will you use it for good or evil?’

BH 'I don't know really. Not thought about it too much. I don't even know what the game is? The Godus one? I'm usually a nice person so I guess nice? Doubt I'll be playing it much. I'm more into Gears of War and Halo type games to be honest.'

PM ‘I think what Bryan is trying to say is that he’s still quite shocked and doesn’t fully understand this incredible role that he’s been given. There will be many layers of good and evil and perhaps this will change over time? Who knows but I do know that there hasn’t ever been a game like this!

@Lazysavant When did you [Bryan] start playing? I want the answer to be “About 5 minutes before the end”

BH ‘It was more like a minute before the end. Someone mentioned it on twitter and it had been a really boring Sunday up until then so I thought I’d try it out. I couldn’t work out what the hell was going on. I tapped it a few times but then the game crashed or something so I just stuck on some Fifa on the Xbox. Then this Peter guy was trying to get in touch, apparently he has been famous for years. Sort of the Bono of gaming I think.

PeterMolydeux ‘That was always the exciting thing about Curiosity. ANYONE could win. It’s quite incredible isn’t it?

@EWilldridgehow’s how long did he spend tapping away? Did he ever think he would win and did he ever think what was.inside

BH ‘I don’t know. About a minute? Was this game up yesterday? How long has the game been up?

PM ‘It’s been played by millions of people for nearly a year!’

BH ‘What? A year? Why would anyone play this for that long?’

PM ‘Because they were curious of what was inside?’

BH ‘This god thing is inside? Why would anyone want that? Can I exchange it for a car or something?’

PM ‘I don’t think you get it do you? YOU ARE A GOD!’

BH ‘What does that even mean?’

PM ‘It means you get to control how the world in GODUS works!’

BH ‘What do you do in GODUS?’

PM ‘You build civilisation! You decide the fortunes and tragic events of the world. You get to build an empire!’

BH ‘Can I just make people explode and stuff?’

PM ‘You can do that too, yeah.’

 

 

 

 

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Firstly, if you are taking part in Molyjam2012 you are free to pick ANY design from my entire twitter feed. These are just a list of the designs I feel would make for great Molyjam projects.


Genre : Action, Survival Horror

Survival Horror combined with Bowling

Genre : Puzzle, Adventure

Game where you are a coin being passed around. Must travel as far as possible, placing yourself in ideal places to be picked up and transported

Genre : Puzzle, Strategy

Game where you play a life support machine in a hospital but during the night you turn into a diseased rat.

Genre : Puzzle, Strategy

Imagine living in a world where all anyone can do is hurt each other. You on the other hand, your only ability is to hug those around you.

Genre : Puzzle, Strategy, Action

What if the pause button was a weapon? Until developers think outside the box we’re going downhill.

Genre : Action

Game where you control a full stop. Enemies read you stories you and you have to jump in between words at the right time

Genre : Action

Game in which you must comfort children on a plane who are afraid of flying, game mechanic is similar to spinning plates.

Genre : Survival Horror

A survival horror game where the enemies can only be seen in mirrors? Could add more depth by having dirty mirrors that need to be cleaned?

Genre : Puzzle

Your child is made of lego, you have to detatch bricks to make bridges etc You need to keep adding bricks to stop him getting depressed.

Genre : Strategy

I also love the idea of playing a character who is PRETENDING to be blind, so you have to keep bumping into things to not arouse suspicion

Genre : Puzzle

Try to imagine a game in which you have an imaginary friend who doesn’t believe you are real, you must convince them that you are.

Genre : Strategy, Action

What if you could plant seeds that grow into cover systems?

Genre : Adventure

Imagine carrying a radioactive baby in a pitch black environment, your baby would act as a torch. Rocking the baby intensifies the glow etc

Genre : Platformer

What if your body is essentially a hourglass? Intense acrobatic game where you have to make sure sand is always falling and never stops

Genre : Puzzle

What if you could steal animation frames from other NPC’s animation cycles and give them to yourself or others to solve puzzles?

Genre : Action, Strategy

You are Cupid, you must find compatible partners. One arrow in each partner, connected with lasers. If any NPC touches laser, game over

Genre : Survival Horror

A survival horror game where you have to sing lullabies to your 2 year old to stop them from screaming/crying and giving your position away

Genre : Strategy

You are a bear but for some reason your oxygen comes from hugging people. Problem is that hugging people breaks their bones.

Genre : Puzzle

Imagine a game in which you have to join protests to make changes to the rules within the game’s world.

Genre : Puzzle

Game in which you control a waterfall and must travel the world hiding outdoor passages from adventurers.

Genre : Puzzle

You control a mystical rabbit at a bus stop during Winter. You must find as many creative ways as possible to make people miss their buses.

Genre : Puzzle

You play a hole, you must move around an environment making certain elements fall into correct targets at the right time.

Genre : Platformer

Would love to make a platformer where you play as a thing with a microwave for a head. You have to grab enemies, put them in your head. Etc

Genre : Puzzle, Action

What if everyone in the world had an explosive telephone in their body? If you could find out their number you can detonate their phone?

Genre : Strategy, Action

What if you lived in a world where all guns are required to be plugged into wall sockets? Now THAT would be a tactical shooter wouldn’t it?

Genre : Puzzle, Action

A game where if you touch the floor you die. The only way to progress is to kill enemies and use their bodies as platforms.

Genre : ?

You are a Pigeon who must go around the city trying to persuade business men not to jump off buildings by retrieving items from their home.

Genre : ?

Game where you must hold onto your mother’s hand. Let go for more than X seconds and it’s game over

Genre : Strategy, Action

You live in a little house made of guns. You need many guns to fight invaders but you also need to keep a roof on top of your many children.

Genre : ?

You are a scarecrow in a world with just 1 bird

Genre : Strategy, Action

Game where your arms are controlled by a psychopath who keeps firing guns at innocent people. You must turn away from them and run.

Genre : Puzzle

Visualize an open world game set in a white box. During the night you dream and can place elements from your dream into the blank world

Genre : Action

What if you were half man half tree? You can only fight when in soil and constantly grow throughout the game.

Genre : Action, Stealth

Interesting concept, enemies with dirty piano keyboards for heads. To kill them you must clean the piano without making a noise.

Genre : ?

Imagine if instead of reading a bedtime story to your child you played a 10 minute portable adventure game that generated random storylines?

Genre : Action, FPS

A FPS where you control a soldier’s shoe, however imagine if you play as a shoe that was left at home with your wife and children during war

Genre : Action

What if there was a fighting game where the mechanic was to ‘colour in’ parts of your enemy to create your own weak spots?

Genre : ?

A game in which you control a boy playing with action figures, you only control his big hands and also his mouth for making SFX.

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