Q.U.B.E. is currently available to buy on Steam and other digital distribution platforms.
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. has been received really well, here are a few of the reviews… Rock Paper Shotgun, Kotaku, DIY Gamer, The Play Vault, Giant Bomb, Shack News, Velocity Gamer, Super Level, MM 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.
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.
You can also vote for Q.U.B.E to be IndieDB’s Indie of the Year 2011.
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
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.
Dave Hall has been busy once again, this time being interviewed about Q.U.B.E. for and article in RockPaperShotgun.
In the interview Inside Q.U.B.E.: Toxic Games Interview Dave talks about how Toxic Games formed at the University of Wales, Newport, then goes into more depth about how they moved forward with development and obtaing funding from Indie Fund.
Q.U.B.E. will hopefully be realsed before the end of the year. For the latest news follow Q.U.B.E. on Twitter.
Recently Q.U.B.E. has also been featured on Voodoo Extreme 3D.
Newport alumni, Dan Da Rocha, Dave Hall and John Savery a.k.a. Toxic Games have been awarded significant funding by Indie Fund (http://indie-fund.com/) to continue the development and commercialisation of their game Q.U.B.E. They have been invited to the Independent Games Summit at GDC where the funding award was announced (http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/03/01/inside-the-indie-fund-a-better-deal-for-developers/).
Q.U.B.E. is a first person puzzle solving game where the player finds themselves set in an environment built from cubes. The objective is to explore the environment and complete challenging puzzles by manipulating coloured cubes using a special pair of gloves. The player can pull out red cubes, launch themselves using blue cubes, pull out multiple sets of yellow cubes and push around green cubes.
Q.U.B.E. was nominated for Best Single Player Game Award on IndieDB http://www.indiedb.com/features/ioty-2010-best-udk-game
The beta release is available from http://www.indiedb.com/games/qube/downloads/qube-beta-v-13