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.
Once again students and graduates from the Computer Games Design course will be attending GameCity in Nottingham from 25th to 29th October.
This year we will be showcasing some of our graduate projects in the Lounge, all day on Thursday 27th October. There will be a variety of games, made by our students and graduates for everyone to try out.
The games on show include, With The Dust, Thread Bear, Pipe Dream, QUBE, COAST and Mundungo.
The games will be part of the Open Playtest session, there will be a selection of games from current students and graduates, including Q.U.B.E.
playARK is part of the Cardiff Design Festival.
The guys have just come back from showcasing Q.U.B.E. at the Tokyo Game Show. They were invited to present their game at the Sense of Wonder Night, to a select group of industry delegates.
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.
Q.U.B.E. is also getting some great publicity after recently being shown at E3’s IndieCade, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWCDuyBshvs (from 4:30 to 5:30).
Q.U.B.E. has been selected to appear on Epic Games’ UDK Showcase.
Well done guys, we can’t wait to see the finished game.
The talk From Student to Indie, will be taking place on 21st July, at 15:15, as part of Develop’s Indie Dev Day.