Molybaby

Darryn loves Peter Molyneux. No really, he loves to hate him. Molyneux may be one of the “fathers of gaming”, but his wild and crazy rants have lost him a lot of respect in recent years. In fact, he’s more like that uncle that shows up for Christmas, drinks all the good whiskey and then buggers off. Now, he’s raving about Godus, and admitting to his flaws.

Speaking to Edge, Molyneux was desperate to explain that his game was not a remake of Populous. Godus is meant to be enormous, with a persistent, cross-platform connected world where players can build and evolve their own civilization. He wants to bring back the God genre:

What we’re going for here is the reinvention of an entire genre. For me that started when games like Farmville and Cityville started to be called God games […] I had a bit of a tantrum [over that]… it resulted in me leaving Microsoft and starting an entire studio. I just feel that there hasn’t been a God game for quite a long time, it is a viable format and it’s a format that should be reinvented to bring it up to the 21st century.

Carrying on with his tantrums and immaturity, Molyneux explains the reason Godus is the size of Jupiter:

I’ll be completely honest with you, we didn’t actually need the size of Jupiter – it’s just that Markus Persson announced that Minecraft was the size of Neptune. So childishly I had to say we’re going to be the size of the biggest planet in the solar system.

I seriously wonder about Molyneux. Godus sounds like an interesting concept. I’m just not sure I’m willing to support him at this point. There are plenty of other good games out there – I’ll wait to see if his “free to invest” world catches on. In the meantime, perhaps the father of gaming needs to grow up.

Last Updated: September 27, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

49 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR1033

    September 27, 2013 at 14:04

    I think he should of stayed by ole MS

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    • Graeme

      September 27, 2013 at 14:57

      *should have. FFS.

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 27, 2013 at 14:07

    I wonder if he calls god games “Peter games”

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 27, 2013 at 14:12

      I think he calls himself god.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 27, 2013 at 14:13

        He has lost his marbles some time ago… He was great… Was…….

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        • Hammersteyn

          September 27, 2013 at 14:13

          Power corrupts some people. He had so much potential.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 27, 2013 at 14:21

            If he was smart he would get Black and white 3 started for next gen! Then he would have another God game alright!

  3. TiMsTeR1033

    September 27, 2013 at 14:07

    Did You do the header Zoe?

    Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      September 27, 2013 at 15:29

      I will neither confirm nor deny

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        September 27, 2013 at 15:30

        Oh don’t be so modest

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        • Her Highness the Hipster

          September 27, 2013 at 15:31

          in actual fact, i attempted to make one but it was hideously bad. so darryn scaled down his skills to make a header I could claim as my own.

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 27, 2013 at 15:33

            Good guy Darryn. I mean good girl Brenda…

  4. Hammersteyn

    September 27, 2013 at 14:13

    All I know is the Cookie Clicker is better than that cube game he released on mobile.

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      September 27, 2013 at 14:23

      aint that the truth

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      September 27, 2013 at 14:40

      Noughts and Crosses is better than that

      Reply

  5. ElimiNathan

    September 27, 2013 at 14:17

    Black and White, what a legendary game that was, can still hear the sailor song in my head

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    • ElimiNathan

      September 27, 2013 at 14:18

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        September 27, 2013 at 14:23

        I hate you so much right now

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        • ElimiNathan

          September 27, 2013 at 14:24

          😀

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 27, 2013 at 14:25

            Oooooooooh. we got this notion that we’d quite like to sail the ocean

          • ElimiNathan

            September 27, 2013 at 14:28

            So we’re buildin a big boat to leave here for good!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 27, 2013 at 14:29

            laididaididi lai di dai didiiii

  6. GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    September 27, 2013 at 14:17

    Put him and Cliffy on a cruise ship, headed for Bermuda man, and pull a highlander move.. I cannot deal with 2 nutcases

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    • Rincethis

      September 27, 2013 at 14:29

      HAHAHA! Oh, Cliffy and I are tight!

      Reply

      • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

        September 27, 2013 at 14:52

        The hell did you manage that?

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        • oVg

          September 27, 2013 at 14:59

          You need TROLL EXP 9999

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        • Rincethis

          September 27, 2013 at 15:06

          As OVG said, you need an EXP of 9999 to get a response from him. That and just call it like it is 😉

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 27, 2013 at 15:12

            You pissed him off didn’t you

          • Rincethis

            September 27, 2013 at 15:17

            Maaaaybe, what makes you say that? 0-o

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 27, 2013 at 15:18

            Lol. Just this feeling I get.

            Did it elicit a *LeSigh* from him?

          • Rincethis

            September 27, 2013 at 15:34

            Oh yes, I did indeed 🙂

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 27, 2013 at 15:04

        In the steam room? O_o

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        • Rincethis

          September 27, 2013 at 15:06

          You KNOW it…

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 27, 2013 at 15:07

            Not in the biblical sense I don’t :/

          • Rincethis

            September 27, 2013 at 15:08

            With the candlestick…

  7. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 27, 2013 at 14:20

    i suspect he is on the…

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    • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

      September 27, 2013 at 14:21

      Pole ?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 27, 2013 at 14:58

        HAHA

        Reply

  8. GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    September 27, 2013 at 14:23

    On a side note, anyone attending the Taste of Joburg festival at Monte tonight?

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    • JHN

      September 27, 2013 at 15:10

      yeah dude ill be there

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 27, 2013 at 15:18

        Try our wines!

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        • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

          September 27, 2013 at 15:55

          Our wines? I’m grafting at one of the beer stands ????

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          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            September 27, 2013 at 16:22

            Come say hi to the pacman

  9. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    September 27, 2013 at 14:26

    Molymoly!

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      September 27, 2013 at 14:56

      Here she comes now singin’ Moly-Moly
      Dahtudahdah
      (Sung to the tune of Billy Idol’s Mony-Mony)

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        September 27, 2013 at 15:10

        lol

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  10. HvR

    September 27, 2013 at 14:32

    I think the size of ones penis is inverse to size the god game you are making.

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  11. ToshZA

    September 27, 2013 at 14:54

    Header win. 😀

    Reply

  12. SaintsRowNigri

    September 27, 2013 at 15:11

    I dunno which article scares me more!!!

    Reply

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