If you have a spare hour and an Apple mobile device Peter Molyneux would like your help.
Nobody knows what's inside Peter Molyneux's Curiosity - What's Inside the Cube, but if you want to get a first glimpse at gameplay and have either an iPad or iPhone, you could volunteer to Beta test. It's only going to be a brief test - running about an hour from 1600 GMT, Tuesday to Friday - but Molyneux needs the feedback to tweak his Cube to perfection.
"As we get nearer to releasing our first App Curiosity - What's Inside the Cube," says the official Facebook announcement, "we are looking for some feedback. So we are asking for a few kind people to participate in trying out our first experiment. Hopefully these people will give honest feedback on what Curiosity is like, and spot some of the flaws in this totally unique experience." Many commentators complained that only Apple mobile devices were being included in the beta. 22 Cans was reluctant to discuss the issue, saying only that "we're currently testing (and developing) for iOS."
Gameplay as it has been described so far is simple enough. Chip away the Cube one bit at a time, and the first to the center gets to see what all the fuss is about. There's a lot of bits to chip before that happens, so Molyneux has offered to sell players chisels to get the job done faster; the most expensive is a diamond chisel, the only one of its kind, on sale for $77,838 (£50,000). Molyneux calls the Cube a test of "the psychology of monetization," and says he is attempting to determine whether curiosity alone is enough to get players spending cash.
Source: PC Gamer