Curiosity – I hope it didn’t kill the cat
My son just showed me a Yogscast video about a new application on the iPhone that has been created by Peter Molyneux at 22cans – and has already taken the world by storm. The servers have already collapsed under the stress of the popularity of this game.
22cans call it an experiment or a competition.
Curiosity the cube
When you first open the application it just says – Are you curious !
Its simple but its so exciting!!!!!!
Why is Curiosity so exciting?
The aim of the game to click madly at the blocks or cubelets on a GIANT rotating cube to destroy them all with everyone else that has the application at the same time to see what is inside the box …… CRAZY …. gaming gone mad.
Everyone that has the application is chipping away at the same box, some people are creating pictures, text messages and even QR codes while they chip away at the side of the box… This website shows some of the creations – many aren’t very tasteful so don’t look if you are easily offended http://onthecube.tumblr.com/
My son created this one, very good I thought..
What I don’t understand is, that there are all these people playing this game (some call it an experiment) players are drawing these pictures and yet, I’ve looked and looked on the Cube and I can’t find any, not one, not a sign of anyone else. You can’t see other blocks being destroyed either, so in fact it feels like you are alone. Interesting…….
Edit: Now on the next layer, its red – I can see other players, text and drawings. The server problems seem to be easing – making it much easier to connect to the game. However, there is lag with it updating, I’m not sure how often it updates, but my son can see the game further on than I can, which is weird.
What’s in the box
Only one person will see what is inside the box . WILL IT BE YOU??
….this will be the last person to get rid of the last tile – they are the winner ……. OH NO!!!
The winner of the competition will automatically be sent a video link on their device explaining what is at the centre of the cube, what they do with that information is totally up to them. However they are not allowed to use the information to make money, so you can’t sell the information to the tabloids!
You get coins for destroying blocks and clearing your screen – which you need to see stats or to get tools to help you destroy the blocks – you can also use real money to buy coins to use the ingame tools. A great idea for the developer to make money from the app which is free from Apple app store.
You can link up with Facebook to track your progress and rank against your friends, and apparently see where your friends are tapping and accrue bonuses through your Facebook friends joining. Although I haven’t been able to do this yet, I keep getting 500 internal server error.
Can’t join the Curiosity server
I’ve been just looking at my sons application because – its so gone crazy I can’t even access the server – oh no! now he’s got kicked off.
They are definitely having server problems, I hope they manage to fix that soon.
He got back in but he’s lost all of his coins, awful!! Oh no he’s kicked out again!
If you can’t join the game – just keep hitting retry until you get it. You do eventually.
Peter Molyneux was trying to help everyone yesterday by keeping players or gamers informed that the team are trying to fix the coin problem and the server problems but they were trying to make the changes while the server was live. Many are still having trouble joining in the Cube game.
Everyone please remember something as concurrent as this has never been attempted before, and we’re just a tiny company.
This is awesome ……….not the bit about getting kicked off the Curiosity servers but its fantastic to have something totally different, and that everyone on the internet can join in together!
Weird – Amazing – Strange - What’s inside the box!!
Available on itunes - Curiosity
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
What do you think is going to be inside the cube – I wonder if it will be a let down in the end!