Curiosity: What’s in the Cube was a fairly simple game which involved a giant cube made up of billions of smaller cubes. The aim of the game was to tap the cube to destroy the smaller cubelets in order to reveal a “life changing” prize within the center. That prize has since been won by an 18-year-old Brit named Bryan Henderson who only started playing the game for an hour before he got to the center and won.
The developers, 22 Cans was founded by legendary developer Peter Molyneux. Their début game was the social experiment; Curiosity: What’s in the Cube which began with a far few flaws. Due to initial adoption of the game the cross platform servers became difficult to get into, Facebook integration failed, and peoples progress was lost. Eventually the initial hype surrounding the game died down and the servers were upgraded resulting in a more pleasurable gaming experience.
When the game first launched Peter Molyneux issued a statement saying that there was a “life changing” prize at the center that’ll be revealed to the winner who chipped the final cubelet away in the form of a video. They were given the option to tell the world or keep the prize to themselves. Last night the final cubelet was chipped away and the winner Bryan Henderson decided to tell the world.
“I didn’t even think about keeping it for a secret. I guess I just didn’t want everyone to be disappointed.” Said Henderson in an interview with Polygon. “My mum has taken the duty of telling the rest of the family,” he continued “I couldn’t be happier or more excited,”.
So what did Bryan win? He won the title of “God” in 22 Cans up coming game Godus. Molyneux explained in the 4 minute long video which was revealed at the center of the cube that the prize winner would gain the ability to become a digital god in 22Can’s upcoming title. Not only that, Henderson gets the chance to “intrinsically decide on the rule Godus is played on,” and each time someone spends money on the title, Bryan gets a share.
“You will have fame,” Molyneux said. “You will have fortune. And you will have the power to introduce morals into a game.”
I was already pretty excited for Godus and now knowing that the digital god behind it all is in fact a real person who could decide how my game plays out only heightens that.