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NASA rover's popularity prompts Peter Molyneux to rename 'Curiosity'

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"I wonder what one word would sum up curiosity?" Peter Molyneux, 22Cans

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Peter Molyneux's Curiosity, the first in a set of 22 experimental games by the man behind Fable and Black & White, is in need of a last minute name change.

Peter Molyneux's Curiosity, the first in a set of 22 experimental games by the man behind Fable and Black & White, is in need of a last minute name change.

The change is prompted by NASA's similarly named rover currently exploring the surface of Mars, but it's not because the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is standing in the way of the name.

"The name change is prompted by the need to have something simple to search for in Google," Molyneux told Polygon. "This worked well for 'Curiosity' but since Nasa: Curiosity is now obviously generating a lot of interest we need to change the name."

In a series of Tweets, Molyneux hinted at the issue and then asked readers and gamers to help his studio, 22Cans, come up with a new name.

"I wonder what one word would sum up curiosity?" he asked in a Tweet.

He said he plans to collage the suggestions, select his favorite and then share the name on the official 22Cans Twitter page.