Black and White

Reinstall: Black & White

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Black & White’s high concept could have been an @petermolydeux tweet: ‘You’re an all-seeing deity who’s followed around by a devoted chimp that shares all of your powers but none of your reasoning or judgement.’

The popularity of the Peter Molyneux parody account is down to the developer’s penchant for ‘imagine if’ statements like this one. In the years prior to its release, Black & White was sold as a revolutionary new kind of game: a world that doubles as a personality test, a measure of character that would reflect you personally.


Reinstall: Black and White

Chris Thursten at

Black & White’s high concept could have been an @petermolydeux tweet: ‘You’re an all-seeing deity who’s followed around by a devoted chimp that shares all of your powers but none of your reasoning or judgement.’

The popularity of the Peter Molyneux parody account is down to the developer’s penchant for ‘imagine if’ statements like this one. In the years prior to its release, Black & White was sold as a revolutionary new kind of game: a world that doubles as a personality test, a measure of character that would reflect you personally.


Peter Molyneux leaves Lionhead and Microsoft

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With an echoing cackle and a cry of "so long!" Peter Molyneux has fled Microsoft towers on a tiny, portable helicopter banged together from bits of old chairs and several rolls of red tape. Prior to take off, Kotaku established contact via long distance mind meld and received the following statement: "It is with mixed emotions that I made the decision to leave Microsoft and Lionhead Studios, the company that I co-founded in 1997, at the conclusion of development of Fable: The Journey."

"I remain extremely passionate and proud of the people, products and experiences that we created," Molyneux intoned, telepathically, "from Black & White to Fable to our pioneering work with Milo and Kate for the Kinect platform. However, I felt the time was right to pursue a new independent venture."


E3 2011: From Dust trailer is hauntingly beautiful

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2011's E3 is proving to be bountiful for fans of the word 'dust'. Hot on the heels of CCP's Dust 514, Ubisoft's From Dust is a god game, something in the mould of one of Peter Molyneux's world-shaping titles: Populous, and Black and White. It's also stylised and beautiful - something you might expect from the mind of Eric Chahi. From Dust tasks you with shaping the world around a tribe of mask-faced humanoids in an attempt to keep them safe from the rampaging elements. And yes, it looks like you can forgo all that nicety and just drop flaming chunks of rock on their villages. You cackling madman.