PC: MolyJam Spawned by Peter Molydeux’s Twitter Account
Twitter is definitely one interesting patch of cyberspace. Not only is it populated by celebrities, athletes, and authorities we love or love to hate, it is also home for parody or fake accounts. There are fake athlete accounts and fake politician accounts. With the twitter popularity of Peter Molydeux, it is apparent that the age of fake game developer personality accounts is upon us.
Previously, the Peter Molydeux account (if you are unaware, it is a send off of Peter Molyneux, the visionary mind previously behind Lionhead Studios) would send out weird ideas for games. How weird? How about the tweet about a mailman with x-ray eyes? Or the one about a game where players comfort kids on a plane who are afraid to fly? Interestingly enough, the account has quite a following. Now, the account has generated a 48-hour event which will see a few of those funky game ideas become reality.
Since Molydeux’s ideas are mostly straightforward and seemingly easy to piece together as flash games, some of the account’s followers are urging indie game developers to collaborate and create games out of some of Molydeux’s tweeted ideas. The 48-hour event for game creation is dubbed MolyJam. The real Peter Molyneux found out about MolyJam and wholly approved it. He even said he might take part. MolyJam runs from March 31 and ends on the first of April. Given the suspicious ending date, let’s just hope this isn’t an elaborate joke.
The event is supposed to take place in Brighton and San Francisco. There are already developers signed up. Although the April 1 date is troubling, the presence of prominent developers on the MolyJam list might mean this event is real. Check out the event’s website over here.