A new trailer is pegging a new release date for Curiosity, 22 Cans' experimental puzzle "game" that tasks users with simultaneously chipping away at cubes in an effort to learn a single, unique secret. According to the footage, Curiosity will see a September launch instead of its original projected August 22nd release. Bummer.

If you didn't know, 22 Cans is Peter Molyneux's new studio. Curiosity will be its first release, and also the first in a line of upcoming one-word experimental projects slated to hit well before 22 Cans settles down and makes an actual game-game.

Anyway, we're more than stoked to see Curiosity in the wild, despite it being kinda, er, conceptually silly. The idea that one of us might find the secret and then lord over it forever is pretty appealing.

[via Joystiq]

  • Michael Stroud

    Wish they would have gone with 'box' instead of 'cube'.

  • chimpman252

    Inside the cube is...another cube.


  • Tommy141

    What if it is just a promo-code for there next game 🙂
    I can imagine someone going 'I paid 50,000 for this!'

  • ducksFANjason

    My only issue with this how ridiculously unfulfilling this game will be for the 99.9% of people who help chip away and end up empty-handed. Obviously, if you tackle this game, you'll have to go in with the mindset that you won't be the lucky one in the end, but how would you still not feel like you wasted hours of your life when it's all said and done and you have nothing to show for it. Video games have traditionally been about accomplishment and reward. This "game" gives a complete middle finger to every player except one... I guess that's why it's called an experiment, I'm just not sure I even want to bother taking part in it with such overwhelming odds.

    • chimpman252

      It'd be pretty cool if the experiment turned out to be a moral one. So like, the "winning" person has to make a choice between one larger prize for his or herself, or smaller prizes for everyone who participated. And if the former is chosen, all participants are notified of the winner's username... That'd be interesting

      • ducksFANjason

        That would be genius!! Hurry, someone get Molyneaux on the line!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jgelfond Jensen Gelfond

    have some faith, Peter Molyneux is a AAA game guy. If he's putting his name on it, it'll probably be good.

    • D4rkwolf

      Yeah, only if you drop your expectations for it. He usually never fully delivers his word, taking great things out of a game because of time constraints. *cough, fable, cough*

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000018577803 Scrab Frag

    I wonder if they hit problems with approval, it does sound like a sweepstake app.
    Can't wait to see the ratings from all the people that didn't win  (see last xkcd.com)

  • ImJPaul

    U seriously jus ruined my day

    • soggy

      The lack of a question mark seriously did ruin my day, I'm not normally the sort to complain about those sorts of things but I'll make an exception in this case.

  • db2

    Whoever makes it to the center will be menaced by the cenobites.

  • http://twitter.com/RubiconDevelop Rubicon Development

    This is a stunt, pure and simple. Mr Molyneux is a tremendous marketeer so I'm not surprised he's getting copy everywhere. But really, come on. Even he isn't bullshitting this game up, so why does anyone else care.

  • DecafTable

    I'm surprised nobody has said this yet...curiosity killed the cat folks. I'll be passing at this lame attempt at a game. How is this expected to be enjoyable? At least with a lottery ticket you spend a minute buying it and that's it. Here you'll waste endless amounts of time for what? Be proactive and do some research and know what you are getting into.