Fable and Populous creator Peter Molyneux's new studio, 22 Cans, has unveiled Curiosity, its first experimental release in an upcoming line of one-word "games" designed around pure concepts and ideas. This one focuses on a user's desire to poke around inside a mysterious black cube, which is presented in a flat, white room.

On this episode of GTTV, Molyneux explains why his studio isn't making traditional games and shows off an early version of Curiosity while detailing its hook.

"You're presented with this white room. In the middle of the white room is a black cube," he says. "If you touch on that black cube, you'll zoom into it. This black cube is made up of millions of tiny little cubes. You can tap away at that cube."

"As you're doing that, these words will come up: 'Curiosity, what is inside the black cube?' That's when you realize it's not just you tapping away at that black cube, it's the whole world. The whole world is tapping away is revealing layers of this cube. One person in the world will find out what's inside. What is inside is so unbelievably amazing and incredible, we'll have to see if people crack it," Molyneux says.

Curiosity is expected to hit within the next six weeks on PC, iPhone, "and all of that." 22 Cans' first game-game is expected to launch within the next three years.

[Images via GameTrailers]

  • http://twitter.com/BeRad_Ent Be-Rad

    I saw what's inside the black cube. It's a bucket filled with 'Peter Molyneux hype'

  • Ssylex

    Ahh, Molyneux. Master of hyperbole. Since Black & White, I've learned to take everything he says and reduce my expectations by a factor of 10. I've not been disappointed, since!

  • blackharon

    I don't get it. Where is this headed?
    I'm not even sure I'm in the right parking lot.

  • http://players.openfeint.com/ er (Erwin Ocampo)

    I bet that one person in the world gets Rick Roll'd....

  • http://www.jshamblin.com J.Shamblin

    Tapping away for hours for something amazing that you might not see...

    You don't need an app for that.

  • Adam Gibson

    I am disappointed to not see an announcement for an updated version of Populous for ipad.  Populous 2 for the PC is still one of my favorite games from the past.  Heck just port pupulous 2 to the ipad as it was and I would be happy. The touch screen is a perfact match for it's gameplay too.

    • Adams Immersive

      I’d actually be very happy with good old retro Populous 1 on iPad!

  • Gatada

    I like the concept.

    They are trying to create the same momentum as Apple gets when approaching those Billions of download prices, difference is of course - participating in this experience is pointless (until the end) while purchasing music or an app (hopefully) isn't.

    So it's only good in theory, in practice it's more of a moron test: contribute and you're an idiot.

  • Igor Nemirovsky

    inside the black cube is....  a black octahedron!

  • eviladrian

    When you solve it, Peter Molyneux bursts into flames and you become the new Molyneux for the next year.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/rekzkarz#a0df5 REkzkaRZ

    WOW!
    (Sarcasm.)

  • http://twitter.com/Shaakes shaakes

    uggh. This guy is as bad as an old wrestling manager...

  • http://twitter.com/artingu Martin Gumucio

    We have such sights to show you!

  • Rothgarr

    Does this sound to anyone else like a metaphor for a whole bunch of people trying to fertilize an egg... and only one person can be successful?

  • AcneVulgaris

    ""You're presented with this white room. In the middle of the white room is a black cube," he says. "If you touch on that black cube, you'll zoom into it. This black cube is made up of millions of tiny little cubes. You can tap away at that cube.""

    So this will be coming out on Degenetron?

  • theundertow

    What's in the Black Cube? There is no Black Cube.

    Seriously I think B.C. Is in there waiting to be released.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1776024028 Daniel Joseph Buck

    Will we have to euthanise it? 

  • x173x

    This sounds like the worst idea for an IAP freemium game.... although it does have an ending apparently.