06
Nov
curiosity

Have you ever felt the need to endlessly tap on your screen for no real reason? Do like watching things turn from one color to another? Then we have the game for you! It's called Curiosity, and it's mind bogglingly boring. And pointless.

Here's the gist: there's a giant cube. Like, huge. And the entire world "chips away" at it little by little in real time. Why? To satisfy their own curiosity (hence the name of the "game"). Apparently, there are new things to look at with each layer and whoever chips the last block will find out some "life changing" secret. But here's the thing: that literally means that only one person will see this secret. Out of everyone playing. One person!

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Actual gameplay shots. Tap, tap, tap-a-roo.

If chipping away at the block is too tedious for you, the game offers in-app purchases of better tools. Yes, so you can spend real money to chip away faster. Up to $80,000 in real money, according to Shack News. Eighty. Thousand. Dollars. For one tool.

I still don't understand this.

What's more, is that this is supposedly the "first of 22 experiments." That basically means we can expect 21 other equally as ridiculous games in the future. Awesome.

The game itself is free, so if you want to give it a try, the widget below will give you that opportunity.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Martin Kemp

    peter molyneux is god

  • TwinkieFGR

    peter molyneux is continuing his path to irrelevance

    • TwinkieFGR

      (And I love the blowie that Kotaku is giving this on the store page, typical)

  • Sven Enterlein

    Thank you for keeping me away from this game and saving my precious time!

  • Steve

    I appreciate the Happy Gilmore reference.

  • hert

    Molyneux thinks he's a genius for creating this shit.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    This will seem like a weird joke to anybody but developers, but I wonder if he tests for isUserAMonkey. Monkey is an Android testing tool that just sends a bunch of random taps to the screen. I'd be tempted to just set up Monkey and point it to this game.

    btw, not actually going to try, just considering this a novel solution to an otherwise ridiculous problem. Not even remotely interested in trying this game...

  • Cherokee4Life

    okay i don't suggest anyone download this game... but it is kind of addicting

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    I was just playing this game, and I was the one that got to see the secret...

    ...I think it turned me gay...

    ...I'm not sure how...

    • fixxmyhead

      lmao

  • GraveUypo

    in app purchases are made with in-game money as far as i'm aware. each cube you destroy awards you one gold. and yeah, it's boring and pointless. and laggy. and boring again.

  • Humberto Hernandez

    Thanks for saving me some hours of my life and MB of downloading. =)

  • timwoj

    The last person to chip away gets a message on their screen...

    "Be sure to drink your ovaltine"

    • whoknowswhereor

      hahahahahaha

  • Dan

    Cool!

    Kinda Neat.

    bored.

    uninstall

  • Bill

    There's no in-app purchases, everything is bought with in-game money from breaking the bricks.

  • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

    Kudos to the developer for an interesting social experiment, even if the "game" itself is, well... you already said it.

  • Drakal

    Good job for misinformation AP! NO YOU CANNOT SPEND REAL LIFE MONEY IN THE GAME. IT IS IN GAME MONEY THAT YOU EARN IN GAME

    • etheri0n

      The real money in-app items will follow, they are just not available in the store atm. This is not misinformation, just the developer has not yet enabled them.
      According to some sources 300k of the in-game currency will cost 8$.

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