Peter Molyneux has announced a Kickstarter campaign for his latest game, entitled Money & Hype: It’s Just Bidniz. The title will allegedly reveal the meaning of life, finally shedding light on mankind’s destiny in the cosmos. The news came by way of a press briefing from the developer’s studio, 22Cans, presented by Molyneux himself:
We decided that Godus was clearly going nowhere, so I thought, ‘screw it!’, and cancelled the project outright. I’m sure our backers won’t mind, they’re quite used to this sort of thing by now. Besides, I’m 100% confident my next project will change the face not only of gaming, but of the universe itself. Just look at the way my previous titles have turned out and it’s plain to see that everything has been building up to this. All of human history, in fact. Which is why I need your money.
Molyneux was quick to reach out to the press, going so far as to ask journalists to interview him. When asked for his thoughts on the recent closure of Lionhead Studios (Molyneux’s former workplace), the developer had this to say:
Oh, it was only a matter of time, really. I mean, come on. How long could they really last without me? Sure, there were a lot of talented folk working there, but they all lacked the kind of ambition I made my name on. That was always the problem at Lionhead. The team could never fully realise my ideas. Come to think of it, maybe they weren’t so talented after all. 22Cans, on the other hand, are more than capable of pulling off a project like Money & Hype: It’s Just Bidniz.
The project is targeting a modest $33,000,000,000. Stretch goals include a private jet for Molyneux, with reward tiers such as a quiet trip to the pub with 22Cans. They really have thought of everything. Better get counting those pennies if you want to learn the meaning of life. Given Molyneux’s track record, I’m sure backers have nothing to fear. For more information on the game, head on over to Kickstarter.