Molyneux says new Lionhead project was inspired by a game image

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 1 May 2009 18:26 GMT

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Peter Molyneux has revealed that Lionhead’s current project was inspired by an image from another developer’s videogame.

Speaking with Gamasutra, Molyneux described how previous projects and experiments have contributed to the game currently in the works. Most interesting, though, was him admitting the main inspiration came from another game.

“A long time ago, I was talking about a project — it was actually an experiment called “Dimitri”, which was a project that we were kind of working on for a long time. That kind of evolved and changed as these experiments do”, he said.

“The core of this idea, the thing that it lacked, was the way to describe it to you, what that kind of wrapper was. And then, this moment, this evangelical moment came to me while I was sitting in a meeting.

“I was sitting in a meeting looking at someone else’s game from another studio, and I saw this one picture. It was just this single image of a picture. I thought, ‘That’s it. That’s exactly what it needs.’ And so I rushed back and said, ‘Right, we should do this.’

“It was one of those, so rarely happens in your life when you see something and you know so strongly that it’s the right thing.”

Molyneux added that when the studio finally reveals the game, he will also reveal the game image that inspired him.

Nice bit a tease there, Peter.

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