The Molyjam is back! MolyJam Deux, the second worldwide game jam where developers create games based on the tweets of Peter Molyneux parody account @PeterMolydeux, will take place from July 5 to July 7.
When the MolyJam was announced a few weeks ago, it was always clear that the results would be bizarre, but it has delivered on an unexpected scale. The jam has come and gone, and we're left with 280 little games based on the mad tweets of master Peter Molyneux parody tweeter, Peter Molydeux, who offered his "Sincere thanks to all who took part in this event" on twitter.
"We have created a new world together, a world in which bears can hug in space. Thankyou"
Peter Molyneux OBE is the veteran designer behind games like Populous and Black and White who recently left Lionhead and Microsoft to work on secret projects with a new company, 22 Cans. Peter MolyDEUX is a twitter personality who describes himself "a twisted parody based on the legendary British Game Designer." He regularly tweets comedy game ideas, like one for a game "in which you control a waterfall and must travel the world hiding outdoor passages from adventurers."
Another one casts you as "a small girl flying a talking kite. The kite seems to know about a upcoming major terrorist attack and floats towards clues." Occasionally, the tweets are feature ideas. "What if every bullet you fired hits the floor & spends 10 minutes evolving into a fast paced creature that will chase you down for revenge?" asks one.
Some of the ideas, while funny, are actually pretty interesting, or at least bizarre enough to spark new ideas. Joystiq spotted a tweet from Double Fine's Anna Kipnis calling for a game jam based on Molydeux's tweets. The idea has quickly taken off.