Yesterday I brought you the news about Curiosity: What’s Inside the Cube, an interesting social experiment launched on Android (as well as other platforms) that has gamers challenged to destroy a huge cube, square by square, removing all its layers, just to find out what is inside. And that just one person will find out!
Curiosity: What’s Inside the Cube is a strangely addictive “game”. Even though I know that my chances to actually get something out of this experience are more than limited, I did get some kind of an addiction and tapped over 3,500 cubes during my breaks. Therefore, I decided to share with you the stats of the game (which are, of course, obsolete the next second) but which offer us an interesting insight on how things really go in Curiosity Cube:
So it took us about one day to remove the first layer of the cube. Over 360,000 players worked to do that, and every user destroyed 140 cubelets on average. This is very much, I might say, even though on contrast I personally destroyed 3,707 cubelets and I am sure that there are many more people who destroyed a lot more. However, the numbers are clearly lowered by those who install the game out of curiosity, tap once or twice, consider it boring and move on.
But everybody else seems to be getting some sort of an addiction to Curiosity: What’s Inside the Cube and we are all, obviously, curious to find out what’s inside. And many people are also having fun exploring the creative options offered by this: we saw drawings, we saw words (and not many of them were pretty), but it’s an experiment and I think its start can be considered a success.
But how many layers does the cube has? For how long can we dedicate our time to a cube where we do nothing but tap on small squares and remove them? Well, we will surely find out sooner or later, but until then, I’ll do some more tapping!
And finally, here is some of my work on a fresh face of the cube, the green layer. Looks like a small drop in a huge ocean of cubelets: