Peter Molyneux’s new project, 22cans, has launched its first experiment. Called, as I’m sure you’ll be aware, Curiosity, the aim is to tap away at a massive cube one block at a time, in order to be the ‘player’ that removes the final block.
The cube is multi-layered, and the idea is that people will co-operate and co-ordinate together in order to remove every last block of each layer systematically.
Of course, history has proven time and time again that our human nature isn’t that straightforward – already there are dozens of crude (and a few rather artistic) drawings of penises and various rude words, many of them aimed at Molyneux.
Interestingly, the huge in app purchases that were touted at the beginning of the project seem to have been quietly shelved, instead you ‘buy’ shovels and bombs (and so on) using in game currency, dramatically removing some of the more experimental aspects of the game.
I still think it’s a great project, and although once the initial rush wears off progress will be a lot slower (the stats screen currently says it’ll only take 3 days to ‘beat’) the thrill of finding out what’s in the centre will hopefully still hold some attention.
The in-game rules suggest it’s a video clip, though. Whether or not the winning player will share that clip is anyone’s guess, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Curiosity is free to play, and out now for iOS.