Molyneux's Curiosity cube secret revealed

Peter Molyneux's peculiar mobile "game" Curiosity has ended, and the prize inside is a pretty sweet deal.

Peter Molyneux's peculiar mobile "game" Curiosity has ended, and the prize inside is a pretty sweet deal.

The cube in its final days. (Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)

When Peter Molyneux launched experimental game Curiosity: What's Inside the Cube, it spurred a lot of controversy. It consisted of a cube floating in a white room; players had to zoom in and tap at the surface of the cube to remove layers, with over 69 billion "cubelets" that needed to be destroyed. What was inside was a mystery, a prize that Molyneux said would be "life-changingly amazing".

Finally, with 30,000 players working on the cube at the time, the last cubelet has been stripped away by 18-year-old Bryan Henderson of Edinburgh, Scotland, who joined the game about an hour before it ended. Although speculation and hints from Molyneux pointed toward something related to the Xbox One , the prize is much better than physical goods.

The video Henderson saw when he cleared the last cubelet revealed that he is to become a god. In Molyneux's next game, Godus, Henderson will be the ultimate god of the game universe. "You will decide — intrinsically decide — on the rules that the game is played by," Molyneux said in the video.

More than that, though, the prize comes with a fiscal reward: every time someone spends money on the game, Henderson will get a small percentage.

For one person, the prize is indeed "life-changingly amazing".

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.


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