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.


Thread Bear wins a Welsh Graduate Design Award 2011

Jenny Peers and André Silva have won a Welsh Graduate Design Award 2011, in the Interaction Design category for their game Thread Bear.

Thread Bear is a 3D adventure game set in a squishy fabric world. You will help Bobby the panda travel through each level and sew up the rips that are affecting the balance of his fragile fabric world.

Thread Bear uses the UDK engine, the prototype build is currently playable on PC only at the moment. Further development is currently under way, for platforms such as the iOS and Xbox.

Download the Thread Bear playable prototype
Thread Bear Official Website


Two Newport Games are on the short list for a Best of Welsh Design Award

We are very pleased to announce that two Newport games have made it onto the short list for the Graduate Interactive Award

Thread Bear by Jenny Peers and Andre Silva.
Thread Bear is a cute 3D adventure game set in a squishy fabric world. Help Bobby the panda travel through each level and sew up the rips that are affecting the balance of this fragile fabric world.
For more info and to Vote for Thread Bear.

Mush by Henry Hoffman, Kate Killick (from Computer Games Design), Ahmed Zaman, Matt Dennis, Greg O’Brian (from Games Development & AI).
Mush is an emotional puzzle platform game for the Windows Phone 7, giving you control over how your character feels. Directly change emotions through drawing smiles and sad faces, rotating the world and shaking the phone. Experience happiness, sadness, confusion and anger as you explore the unique emotional themed worlds with quirky abilities defined by the characters mood.
For more info and to Vote for Mush.

The Best of Welsh Design Awards are part of the Cardiff Design Festival. The winners will be announced on Friday the 14th of October.


Q.U.B.E.’s presentation at the Tokyo Game Show’s Sense of Wonder Night

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.


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

PRESS RELEASE

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.