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Molyneux's Curiosity launched a day early

Curiouser and curiouser, Peter Molyneux and 22Can's experimental cube-clicker Curiosity was released ahead of schedule this morning. It was due to arrive tomorrow morning at 22 minutes past midnight, in reference to the studio's name, but a slip means we can all get on with the undoubtedly underwhelming experience of clicking on a cube to see what's inside sooner.

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Curiouser and curiouser, Peter Molyneux and 22Can's experimental cube-clicker Curiosity was released ahead of schedule this morning. It was due to arrive tomorrow morning at 22 minutes past midnight, in reference to the studio's name, but a slip means we can all get on with the undoubtedly underwhelming experience of clicking on a cube to see what's inside sooner.

The iOS edition is live now for free, but we're still waiting on PC and Android. 22Cans is trying to push the latter out today.

"That was a surprise. Apple release Curiosity earlier than we expected," Molyneux said on Twitter. "Just looked at Curiosity stats its all going crazy. Messages, tapping 24million cubes destroyed in 4 hours. I NEED TO GET HOME!!!" he followed-up, adding "I wish i could teleport home!!"

Curiosity - what's inside the cube, to use the full name, is a big old cube made of squillions of tiny cubes, which ever player in the world is tapping away on to clear layers and find what's inside. Or to scrawl obscenities and draw genitalia. Co-operation is a beautiful thing. Only the person who removes the final cube will see what lies at the heart, which Molyneux has boldly said will "change your life forever."

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    November 6, 2012 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Molyneux's Curiosity launched a day early.

    Curiouser and curiouser, Peter Molyneux and 22Can's experimental cube-clicker Curiosity was released ahead of schedule this morning. It was due to arrive tomorrow morning at 22 minutes past midnight, in reference to the studio's name, but a slip means we can all get on with the undoubtedly underwhelming experience of clicking on a cube to see what's inside sooner.

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      November 6, 2012 6:34 AM

      I could imagine the last dude finally clearing away the final cube, his life forever changed at that moment in time when he realizes that he spent countless hours in time to witness one elaborate goatse joke.

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        November 7, 2012 4:45 AM

        lol goatse... haven't heard that term for ages.

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      November 6, 2012 6:40 AM

      I just keeping getting 'Error accessing server'... curious indeed.

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        November 6, 2012 9:39 AM

        Yeah I got that a few times. Got in, clicked around and got 600 or so "coins" ... lost connection with the server again, got back in, back to zero coins.

        I dunno.

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      November 6, 2012 6:44 AM

      Inside the cube??

      BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE

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      November 6, 2012 8:01 AM

      Maybe we could organize a hard hitting interview with him. I be Faylor would return for it!

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      November 6, 2012 8:18 AM

      Yeah, lemme know how that turns out.

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      November 6, 2012 8:49 AM

      The winner receives a 50% discount for sex reassignment surgery and dinner with Mr. Molyneux in beautiful Rio de Janeiro.

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      November 6, 2012 8:49 AM

      Isn't it just him talking to a chair? Or maybe he talks to a cube.

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      November 6, 2012 9:29 AM

      "Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. "

      Life changing could be something like a huge cash prize. Not sure how 22can would make money off that, but it fits the description.

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      November 6, 2012 10:07 AM

      This amused me: https://twitter.com/dphrygian/status/239045117447651328

      Curiosity feels like a pretty harmless toy to me really -- I can't get all exercised about it. I guess it's just in the larger context of freemium/F2P trends that it becomes a bit depressing. And, that this is the first thing out of the gate for Molyneux's second-wind this-time-for-sure new studio.

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      November 6, 2012 10:24 AM

      As dumb as the concept is, its kinda fun to leave messages and graffiti for other players. Plus I was chipping away during a meeting today. First meeting I felt like I accomplished something.

      I still think the winning player will see Peter's balls or something like that.

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      November 6, 2012 1:22 PM

      A lovely use of the too-rarely curiouser, Alice.

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      November 6, 2012 2:04 PM

      Molyneux has become a parody of himself.

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