Curiosity – What’s in the Cube?: Molyneux Announces New Title
Former Lionhead Studios, and Fable developer, Peter Molyneux has announced a revision to the title of his upcoming, experimental game Curiosity.
Due to NASA’s recent, successful mission to land on the surface of Mars, which also carried the same moniker, brand new studios 22 Cans decided that they had to rename, or at least subtitle their game. Following a little back and forth joking with the spoof Twitter account Peter Molydeux, the real Molyneux joked that he wanted to call the game Cube of Duty.
Molyneux commented “After hours of posting, collating office discussions, asking advice from the press the consensus is… Curiosity: What’s in the Cube….Not what I voted for but ho hum. I wanted to call it ‘Cube of Duty”‘. He added further, ”Logic and common sense has won out. Thank you all so much for your suggestions. Some truly inspired posts,” he added.
Molyneux new game doesn’t actually sound like a game at all. In fact Molyneux has described the title as more of a social experiment. Players will enter a room containing a single cube. They will have to tap away at the cube until it breaks open, to reveal something wonderful. The experiment is how much people will pay for DLC pickaxes. Because, although the pickaxes to more damage, there is still a chance that somebody who hasn’t paid for any DLC could be the one to crack the cube. Only the winner will see what’s inside (until they inevitably share it on the internet, that is.)
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