News: Peter Molyneux has said that his next game, Curiosity, will have to change its name – and it’s something to do with NASA’s Mars-roving robot of the same name.
Peter Molyneux’s new experimental game, until now known as Curiosity, will have to be released under a new name – seemingly due to some sort of conflict with NASA. Update: Molyneux has since clarified that it was his choice to rename the game, rather than any legal issues pertaining to that adorable robot on Mars. Original story continues below.
22Cans will no longer be able to release the cube-centric game under its original title “because of NASA,” Molyneux confirmed today. NASA’s Mars-based space-rover is also named Curiosity. It’s not clear whether this is because of a trademark dispute, or other difficulties related to the same-naming.
“I wonder what one word would sum up Curiosity: The Cube,” he added.
Molyneux first revealed 22Cans’ “22 Experiments” project to BeefJack in an exclusive interview earlier this Summer.
He’s now turning to his Twitter followers to see if he can find a new name – and says he’d like to use his Twitter account as a place to gather more feedback. “Some interesting name choices, will collate them, and probably tweet top choices on @22Cans,” he said.