What if God was one of us? Now we know. Bryan Henderson, 18, from Edinburgh, Scotland, will become a god in Peter Molyneux’s upcoming game, Godus. It’s his reward for being the first person to reach the center of the mysterious box that populated Curiosity – What’s Inside the Cube? for iOS and Android.
Millions of players tapped away at the cube over a period of six months, removing layers brick-by-brick. Henderson admits he joined them at the last minute and happened to be the lucky son-of-a-gun who flaked away the last layer.
Molyneux outlined Henderson’s new duties in a YouTube video that was initially for Henderson’s eyes only, but he agreed to share it with the world.
“You, the person who reached the center, will be the God of all people that are playing Godus,” Molyneux says in the clip. “You will intrinsically decide on the rules that the game is played on.”
Gods are fond of offerings, and Molyneux says Henderson will get paid for his lordly work. “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.”
Godus, which was funded via Kickstarter, is a “reinvention of the god game” that will hit PC, Mac, iOS and Android at an unspecified date. A playable alpha of the game is expected to be released soon.