Peter Molyneux’s Curiosity now has the ability to add cubelets to the main cube. In a frankly amazing update, the social experiment will now happily take your money in exchange for mass block addition, wiping out the hard-earned tapping of no-doubt furious ‘players’.
Except, well, you can also pay to remove blocks.
This, according to one source, is designed to create what Molyneux calls a “war of attrition” between those adding blocks and those taking them away. Prices for both adding and removal start at 69p (for 10,000 blocks) and go up to £7.49 (for half a million).
“We don’t know quite what will happen,” says new text in the app update. “Curiosity may very well rapidly degrade to reveal its innermost secret or maybe the effects of automatically removing cubelets will be neutralised by players keen to keep Curiosity going.”
In any case, it’s likely to make even more money.
The addition and removal of cubelets bought via the new in-app purchases are actually tallied together and applied to the next layer of the cube (so you won’t see cubelets magically appearing under your taps) meaning that potentially the layers on the cube could actually get bigger than the previous ones.
260 layers have already been removed since the experiment started nearly six months ago.