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Peter Molydeux Twitter account

Wired has published an intriguing dual interview with legendary game designer Peter Molyneux and his Twitter doppelganger, @PeterMolydeux, telling the story of how the parody account helped jump-start the British designer's career. Having made his name with classics such as Populous, Theme Park, and Black & White, Molyneux was acqui-hired by Microsoft in 2006, where the ill-fated Fable series gave him a reputation for ambitious promises that never quite came to fruition. But tweets from @PeterMolydeux — which specializes in posting outlandish game ideas — helped him to resist the temptation to dumb down for corporate palatability and pushed him to quit Microsoft earlier this year, starting a new independent game studio called 22Cans....

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