Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Q.U.B.E. is Coming to OnLive

Toxic Games is planning to release Q.U.B.E. (Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion) to OnLive in the near future. "Hard to say right now, hopefully Q1 2012," said Toxic Games managing director and co-founder Daniel Da Rocha about the OnLive release date. The game is already available on Steam and other PC digital download services. Toxic is also porting the game to Macs and prototyping an iOS version.

As for an Xbox Live Arcade or PlayStation Network port of the already profitable game, that concept is a bit more nebulous. "We would love to go in that direction," Da Rocha stated. "It's all dependent on how well the PC version does." You heard him, folks! Get crackin'!

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, inviting each player to let their imagination take over as to where they might be. Through experimentation and discovery, players will progress through an ever-evolving series of cube puzzles that will challenge them with logic, physics, platforming.

Q.U.B.E. has similarities with Portal 2. Overall the game isn't on par with Valve's masterpiece, but it offers a delightful on-screen Rubik's Cube to puzzle-lovers and perfectionists everywhere -- maybe just don't tell anyone you played with blocks all day.

SOURCE: Joystiq.

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