Q.U.B.E.: Against the Qlock hits Steam


Q.U.B.E. wins Ffresh Award

Q.U.B.E. win Ffresh Award 

We are very happy to announce that Q.U.B.E. won first prize in the Games and Interactive Category at the Ffresh Awards, which is part of The Student Moving Images Festival of Wales. 

Read what the judges had to say about Q.U.B.E. and the other games from Newport that made the short list.

Q.U.B.E. is currently available to buy on Steam and other digital distribution platforms.


Q.U.B.E. pays back it’s initial investment and think about expanding!

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After successfully launching Q.U.B.E. on Steam on the 6th January, the game sold over 12,000 copies in just 4 days, which enabled them to pay back the $90,000 investment from Indie Fund.

More information can be found on Gamasutra.

In an article for Joystiq, Dan Da Rocha also confirmed that they are already working on  getting Q.U.B.E. ready for a Mac release and prototyping an iOS version.  They are also planning Q.U.B.E. to be release on the OnLive platform soon.


Q.U.B.E. is released and is getting great reviews!

Q.U.B.E. has now been fully released on Steam, Desura, Gamersgate and Playism. A demo is also available via Steam.

Q.U.B.E. has been received really well, here are a few of the reviews… Rock Paper Shotgun, KotakuDIY GamerThe Play VaultGiant Bomb, Shack NewsVelocity Gamer, Super LevelMM Gaming, Just Press Start & The Review Cast.

Q.U.B.E. is the first game to be released by Toxic Games: Dan Da Rocha, Jon Savery and Dave Hall, with the help of Indie Fund. It is also the fist game developed by Newport students to get commercially released. Well done guys, keep up the good work.


Q.U.B.E. to be released on 16th December

It has been officially announced (via the Indie Fund website) that Q.U.B.E. will be released on the 16th December 2011. Q.U.B.E. will be available on on Steam, Desura, and Playism. It will be sold for £9.99/$14.99/€10.99.

The release is significant for both Indie Fund and the Computer Games Design at the University of Wales, Newport. For the both Q.U.B.E. is their first game to get a full commercial release.

The game was developed by Dan Da Rocha, Jon Savery and Dave Hall, they built the prototype as part of their undergraduate degree program (graduating in 2009). Then continued to develop it into a full game after their graduation with the help of the Indie Fund.

An interesting fact about Q.U.B.E.‘s development is that it has been developed without a programmer!  The guys have only used UDK (the Unreal Development Kit) and its scripting facilities.

As usual Q.U.B.E. is getting some great press… JoystiqThe Sixth Axis, IndieGames.com, The Witness.netDIY Gamer, Develop Online & DIY Gamer Preview

You can also vote for Q.U.B.E to be IndieDB’s Indie of the Year 2011.


Press Release: Toxic Games announces their first debut title, Q.U.B.E.

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South Wales, UK – 9 th August 2011– Toxic Games, a newly formed small independent developer based in Newport, South Wales founded by former classmates, began development of Q.U.B.E. as a student project in 2009.  All three core members are game designers with no programming expertise. Thanks to the encouragement of academic mentors and industry professionals, and with the help of the Indie Fund for start-ups, Toxic Games went from student hobbyists to independent developers upon graduation from university. Toxic Games plans to release their debut title, Q.U.B.E. with the support of Indie-Fund in late 2011 to early 2012.

Q.U.B.E. is a first-person, singleplayer game that begins in a sterile, white cubic environment. The game presents the player with a series of brain-teasing puzzles, ranging from physics-based challenges and 3D jigsaws to platform-based trials.

With the aid of technologically enhanced gloves, the player manipulates and navigates a deep space training facility packed with cubes. The player can pull red blocks one at a time, extract multiple cubes of yellow all at once, use blue cubes for jumping, and push green cubes around the environment.

Q.U.B.E. has been nominated as a finalist in several game competitions including the Indie Game Challenge, The Escapist Extra Credits Innovation Awards and IndieDB’s Indie Game of the Year award: Best UDK Game.

Visit us at: www.qubegame.co.uk

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Q.U.B.E. at the Tokyo Game Show 2011

Q.U.B.E. will be on display at the Tokyo Game Show 2011 from 15th to 18th September in the Makuhari Messe (Mihama-ku, Chiba City).

Q.U.B.E. is also one of 9 games (out of 60 submitted) to be chosen to be presented at the ‘Sense of Wonder Night‘ (SOWN).

SOWN will be held on Friday, September 16 17:30-20:00 in Makuhari Messe – International Conference Hall, Room 201.