Amazingly, Molyneux’s Curiosity Gets An Update To Add Blocks. Yes, Add.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b72HoQSQmEk

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’.

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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.

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26 Comments

  1. Molyneux’s desperation is reaching pathetic new heights. This guy needs to get out of the gaming business asap. I wish people would just stop using the app so he doesn’t get any more attention. He really doesn’t deserve it.
    How come nobody has hacked their servers yer?

  2. I honestly thought the idea was good originally. Now it’s dead. It shouldve been designed to end in a month or 2.

  3. I gaurantee there is nothing life changing in that cube.

  4. What a waste of time. I can’t believe people are still spending money on this.

  5. Wow, they actually added a means to troll the other players. That’s so shameful it’s almost impressive.

  6. why peter ;_;

  7. No matter what is inside how could it possibly ever live up to any expectation? Let’s be realistic here, what possible life changing thing could be in the inside? If something so profound existed I seriously doubt it’s in Peter Molyneux’s mind after all his over hyped promises in the past. It’s nonsense and my bet would be on it being empty.

  8. They’re panicked as the cube was probably close to being complete and they’d still not thought of the end ‘reward’ so had to come up with a desperate attempt to give them more time to think. Molyneux should indeed be ashamed of this tripe.

  9. Doesnt surprise me, honestly. The whole thing was a bad joke from the start. People spending a cent in this app (not calling it a game) must be out of their minds.

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