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