Luckily for us we at Space Ramblings managed to score an interview with legendary and award winning game designer Peter Molyneux about his upcoming game Shoe. Peter Molyneux remains one of the most fascinating game designers out there so we were happy to sit down and chat with him about his shoes or Shoe as it may be.
SR: So Shoe, a deceptively simple name for a great game?
PM: Absolutely. But the simple is also great. Like the shoe.
SR: So Peter, what is Shoe like as a game?
PM: Shoe will change games, it will change gaming, it will change how you even think of games. After playing Shoe you will look at ordinary games and wonder what they are. You will look at game consoles and be unable to connect them with game playing.
SR: So basically Shoe will make you retarded?
PM: Parts of you. Only parts of you. The parts of you that are cynical and unable to connect with a spiritually more aware world.
SR: And that covers 90 percent of me. Okay so in Peter Molyneux’s Shoe, do you play a Shoe, are you on a quest for Shoes? Is your main character called Shoe?
PM: No, no. you are not getting the big picture. Shoe is meant to make you think of shoes in a whole new light. How do you see shoes now?
SR: As well something I wear on my feet.
PM: And that is all wrong. Have you ever thought that shoes could be your friends?
SR: Generally not.
PM: Have you ever connected emotionally with your shoes?
SR: I’m not French, so no.
PM: Peter Molyneux’s Shoe will change all that. It will create an intimate emotional connection between you and your shoes.
SR: So this game will turn people into shoe fetishists?
PM: That is the narrow minded American in you talking. Shoe will elevate your understanding, it will enable you to view your world from the world of a shoe.
SR: Alright, now we’re getting somewhere. Do you play a shoe in the game?
PM: If you choose to, you can play a shoe.
SR: What else can you play?
PM: Anything you want!
SR: Oh come on. Just tell me what the game is about already.
PM: It’s about your soul!
SR: Oh crap.
PM: Have you ever woken in the middle of the night from a strange dream believing that you had no friends left in the world only to discover that your only true friend is your shoe?
SR: Is this how you get all your ideas?
PM: Shoe is about a quest but the quest is already complete before you begin it. You can do anything you want in Shoe.
SR: Can you fly in Shoe?
PM: If you decide to, yes.
SR: Can you scuba dive in Shoe?
PM: If you imagine it, you can imagine doing it.
SR: I see. Can you return Shoe for a refund?
PM: Regrettably not in the real world, but you can imagine returning it for a refund which is even more satisfying.
SR: Well this has been fun, in an awkward and painful sort of way. Peter Molyneux’s Shoe, coming to a GameStop’s discount bin near you. It involves shoes in some way.
PM: And the human soul.
SR: Shut up.