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Curiosity update now lets players add back to the cube

The social experiment game Curiosity from developer 22Cans has added another layer of interest to the app. Now, a new update allows players to purchase cubelets to add back to the layers being chipped away, prolonging the previously overriding goal of revealing what was in the center of the cube.

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The social experiment game Curiosity from developer 22Cans has added another layer of interest to the app. Now, a new update allows players to purchase cubelets to add back to the layers being chipped away, prolonging the previously overriding goal of revealing what was in the center of the cube.

"We don't know quite what will happen," a note within the app said (via Eurogamer). "Curiosity may very well rapidly degrade to reveal its innermost secret or maybe the effects of automatically removing cubelets will be neutralized by players keen to keep Curiosity going."

Players can now buy back 10,000 cubelets (99 cents), 100,000 cubelets ($6.99) or 500,000 cubelets ($10.99). So far, people have bought more than 5.1 million cubelets to add back to the next layer, and 260 layers have already been removed in since the app launched a day early on November 6.

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    April 19, 2013 9:30 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Curiosity update now lets players add back to the cube.

    The social experiment game Curiosity from developer 22Cans has added another layer of interest to the app. Now, a new update allows players to purchase cubelets to add back to the layers being chipped away, prolonging the previously overriding goal of revealing what was in the center of the cube.

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      April 19, 2013 9:37 AM

      ...why?

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      April 19, 2013 9:38 AM

      Wait, someone was actually playing this?

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        April 19, 2013 10:29 AM

        it's clear that at least a few people are sending it money, too

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        April 19, 2013 10:36 AM

        i started playing. :(

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      April 19, 2013 9:40 AM

      Kinda sad. The prize at the end (middle?) is just some video clip. But, without knowing how many layers there are, it's just an exercise to see how many people they can string along and for how long. Meh. There are more interesting games to not be played on my Steam sale back log. ha!

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      April 19, 2013 10:42 AM

      Awesome; paying money to be a virtual asshole.

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        April 19, 2013 4:06 PM

        Indeed. I cannot imagine paying for such thing. A most foul behavior, as tears are most dearly cherished, when earned. To pay for such a valued commodity is an affront to the time honored institution of Tbagging. I will no stand for it, nor will I crouch repeatedly; we must, urgently, send word to these scoundrels that they're bad at the game and have no life. They have also just lost The Game.

        We should insult their hair as well.

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      April 19, 2013 5:07 PM

      It's an experiment to see how dumb people are.

      Curious what I've got in my pocket? $5 please!

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      April 19, 2013 5:34 PM

      Wait I saw this posted by the Peter Molyneux parody account... PeterMolydeux and I laughed about the joke earlier today... https://twitter.com/PeterMolydeux/status/325281598444556288

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      April 19, 2013 5:38 PM

      wow. this is dumb.

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      April 19, 2013 6:40 PM

      Pay money to delay the cube being broken into by, what, a few seconds per purchase? 5.1 cubes bought... that's like $110. RAKING IN THE CASH!!

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