The online smartphone gaming experiment Curiosity has been completed, and 22cans boss Peter Molyneux has finally revealed what’s inside the cube.
Just six months after the unusual social experiment commenced, asking hundreds of thousands of players to chip away at a huge multi-layered cube, the final digital block has been removed.
Some 25 billion cubelets were tapped away, it’s been revealed. But even more importantly than that, we’ve discovered the nature of the “life-changing” secret hidden within the cube.
Unsurprisingly there’s no cosmic secret involved, but the solitary winner of the game – one Bryan Henderson from Edinburgh – will be granted godlike power in a certain sense.
Peter Molyneux and 22cans’s next game will be called Godus, and it’s a return to the veteran industry figure’s god game roots, according to the Kickstarter pitch that secured funding for the project. The winner of Curiosity will be granted the ability to set the rules for the game, as well as to profit from every payment made within it.
“You will have fame, you will have fortune, and you will have the power to introduce morals into a game,” Molyneux told the winner through the means of a specially prepared video.
Molyneux revealed that the idea of a single god-like player overseeing a whole game had come to him many years ago, but that it was only now, with today’s network technology, that such a concept could be properly realised.
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