So, after six months…SIX MONTHS, 22Cans’ first “experiment” is done. The tapping ended yesterday evening and the cube was done. Of course, Peter Molyneux had promised that the person who would tap the final cublet would uncover something “life changing”. This “life changing” thing would only be shared with the world if the winner – if that is the right terminology here – was ok with that.
Thankfully, 18 year old Bryan Henderson from Edinburgh Scotland was ok with this and 22Cans posted the same video that Henderson saw, on their YouTube channel. The video, which you can see below, features Peter “Promiser of Dreams” Molyneux inside of an echoey, virtual cube, outlining Henderson’s prize:
“You, the person who reached the centre, will be the god of all people that are playing Godus. You will decide – intrinsically decide – on the rules the game is played by. And – here’s the life-changing bit – 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. You will have fame, you will have fortune, and you will have the power to introduce morals into a game.”
A lot of questions are raised, here. Basically, Molyneux is saying that Henderson will get some cash whenever “people spend money on Godus” – does this mean microtransactions, or whenever someone buys the Kickstarted PC game from 22Cans’ site, or what?
Also, Henderson will apparently be the making up “the rules the game is played by”. Again…what? It all seems a bit vague at the minute and I’m sure things will become clearer over time. However, a point I saw made on Twitter posed the question: what would have been inside the cube if Godus wasn’t funded? What if the God game didn’t reach its Kickstarter goal?
Anyway, in an interview with Wired, Henderson said something that probably irked those that have been tapping since November:
“People are going to hate me for this, but I only registered for the game earlier this morning, about an hour before I won the thing.”
What do you think of all this? Is this “life changing” prize good enough? What were you really expecting to be inside of the cube? Let us know in the comments section, below.