Toxic Games have announced that Q.U.B.E will release on December 16th on Steam for PC with a Mac version releasing soon after, though a Mac release date was not given. A price is also yet to be announced. This is the company’s first game, the idea originating in 2009 as a student project.
Like most, I hadn’t heard about this game but doing some research into Q.U.B.E makes me believe that this could be a nice addition to the puzzle platformer genre that became popular with Portal.
“Set in a mysterious and abstract sterile environment, Q.U.B.E. (Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion) is a first-person puzzle game that challenges players to navigate each level by manipulating coloured cubes that surround them. There’s little to go on as the game begins – the player is dropped into an all-white room with few instructions, and simply has to figure their way out.
The tone of game changes as the player finds small and big alterations to their environment, supported by an original score…Through experimentation and discovery, players will progress through an ever-evolving series of cube puzzles that will challenge them with logic, physics, platforming.”
There is also a trailer to view for Q.U.B.E.
The game definitely takes inspiration from Valve’s Portal series but I also think Q*Bert played a bit of an inspirational part too.
Source: Press Release
UPDATE: Jonathan Savery, Co-Founder of Toxic Games, has confirmed that the price for Q.U.B.E will be £9.99/$14.99/EUR 10.99