How a videogame god inspired a Twitter doppelgänger — and resurrected his career

Famed game designer Peter Molyneux speaking at a worldwide game jam inspired by a Twitter lookalike:

“Personally, I’m just a bit bored,” he said. “Bored of all the same pap that’s been popped out year after year after year. What we need is innovation, and we need to come together and do crazy things, whether they be radioactive babies or blind men walking into lampposts—I don’t care what it is. That’s what the world wants from us.” It was a debatable assertion, but Molyneux powered through it. “Now let’s go and do it!” he concluded, and the room erupted in applause.

Molyneux is one of those idiosyncratic game geniuses that I don’t know if he’ll ever fully get his groove personally. Yet Wired paints a great picture here.