Heads up: Curiosity: What’s Inside the Cube (Free) is now available in the App Store as a $0 download. Bang that link above if you’d like to get in on the action.
If you haven’t been following along at home, Curiosity is an experimental release from 22 Cans, Peter Molyneux’s new studio. The “game" presents users with a black cube made up of countless other, much smaller black cubes. With a zoom and a tap, you can chip away at these cubes and reveal images buried in the layers. You get a coin for each cube they clear and they get bonuses for clearing swathes of cubes.
With these coins, you can buy items that clear cubes faster. Firecrackers and bombs, for example, take out entire sections of cubes.
At the center of the cube is a secret — one that Molyneux believes might change lives. The catch? Only one user will see this secret and it’ll be delivered via video.
As of this moment the first layer of the cube is coming down fast, as users chip away. One side of the cube seems to be revealing a picture of green balloons. We can’t tell what’s going on in the others just yet, but we’ll stay on it because we’re finding it hard to pull away from the app for some weird reason.
Server issues have been a real bummer so far, especially at app start-up. Curiosity needs to be connected and that initial login constantly throws up errors. We’ve been noticing some oddities with the cubes. We’ll be clearing stuff and then, all of a sudden, the server will catch up and reveal that the area has already been cleared.
Word on the street is that 22 Cans plans to use extravagant IAP as a means for users to get to the secret faster. We’re not so sure if Apple is going to let the studio charge the sums it wants to, so we’re not so sure this’ll ever shake out. As of now, IAP isn’t in the app — or at least, in a place where we can find it.
Anyway, Curiosity, it’s a thing and it’s pretty cool. Check it out if you’ve got a few spare moments today.