Video game developer Peter Molyneux has revealed that he is working on a new project called Cooperation, a follow-up to the soon-to-be-released Curiosity: What’s in the Cube, and has offered some detail on the game experience that he plans to offer.
Speaking to Polygon, Molyneux has explained that he wants to create “the biggest cooperative effort the world has ever known.”
He added, “If you think of being the biggest mystery posted to the digital world, Cooperation is the biggest cooperative effort the world has ever known. Cooperation is very, very different, maybe it’s not a game, or maybe you’d call it a social game.”
Despite the name, Cooperation will include a competitive element and the veteran developer says that the real-world mechanics that inspired his game was simple tug of war. Curiosity: What’s in the Cube
is set to arrive during September on mobile devices.
The game will ask players all over the world to cooperate in order to reveal the contents of a cube that is made up of 60 million pieces.
Each player can eliminate one piece at a time initially, but as they progress, they will unlock new moves and become more efficient, until one lucky gamer eliminates the final piece and is able to see the contents of the cube.
Molyneux has claimed that the experience will be life changing for the final player.
The name of the game was changed, with the 22 Cans team adding the What’s in the Cube subtitle in order to make sure that the video game is not seen as leaching the popularity of the NASA made Curiosity Mars rover.
22 Cans is a small independent developer that Molyneux has joined after leaving Lionhead Studios and the Fable series and focuses on creating smaller but more innovative gaming experiences.