Curiosity Winner Rewarded With Starring Role In Peter Molyneux's Godus

By Jacob Siegal , Updated May 27, 2013 02:09 PM EDT
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Peter Molyneux, a man as infamous for his wide-eyed optimism as he is famous for his popular franchises, founded the 22Cans production company early last year with the promise of new, unique games coming soon. The company's first release, Curiosity - What's Inside the Cube?, was certainly unique, but attracted more head scratching than applause.

The "game" consisted of a single action - tap away at countless pieces and dozens of layers of a three-dimensional cube until someone, just a single person, would discover what was hidden inside. After six months of constant tapping by thousands of people simultaneously all over the world, someone finally did reach the center on May 26.

The Edinburgh-based winner, Bryan Henderson, received a video after breaking the final cubelet informing him that he will be granted "the ability to be a digital god." In other words, Bryan will be the overlord of 22Cans' first major release, Godus. In the video, a tiny Peter Molyneux explains further how this will change the life of Bryan Henderson:

"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. [...] It means that you will decide on how people play our game. You will accrue riches from that game, from the start until the finish of your reign. That, by any definition of the word, is life-changing."

Shortly after the 22Cans made the announcement on Twitter, Wired got in touch with Bryan for a short interview, in which the newly minted "digital god" admits that he "only registered for the game earlier [that] morning, about an hour before [he] won the thing."

If you are interested in being ruled over by Bryan, there is still time to back Godus as a "Late Believer" on 22Cans' website.

Check out the video Bryan was greeted with below:

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