Players will progress through an ever-evolving series of cube puzzles that will challenge them with logic, physics, platforming.
User reviews: Very Positive (947 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 16, 2011

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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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor:2.0+ GHz (dual core recommended)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA 8000 series or higher (Shader Model 3 Compatible)
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Version 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: 1.6GHz (Dual Core) Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: At least Intel HD 4000 or Open GL 3.3 / Shader Model 3 Capable Graphics Card
    • Hard Drive: 1GB
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Version 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: 2.2GHz (Quad Core) Intel CPU
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512MB
    • Hard Drive: 1GB
Helpful customer reviews
48 of 53 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Do you like Portal series?
Do you like brain burning puzzles?
Do you like different challenges?

Yes?

So, you'll like this game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Looking good so far, interesting concept. I think it's unfair calling it Portal with blocks, as some are doing. I'm on scene 4 out of 9 at the moment and the puzzles are increasing in difficulty. Really interested to see what comes next. My only complaint at the moment is some extreme screen tearing, even with V-sync on.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
I never got into the whole Portal craze, I respect the praise the franchise has received but I just never “got” it. QUBE at first glance looked like nothing more than a Portal-style puzzle game cash-in. I was so very wrong.
I think the single element which make QUBE stand out to me was the pacing. As far as I’m concerned it was absolutely perfect. As you progress through each chapter a new mechanic is introduced. Each one is admittedly predictable but add so much to the evolution in difficulty of the puzzles. On the subject of difficulty, I was incredibly impressed with QUBE. I have no doubt some of the more hardcore puzzle fans will say the puzzles are too easy, but on the contrary I found that the difficulty was just right to both keep me engaged and also make sure I was never so frustrated that I felt the need to consult a guide. With each puzzle solved, I learned a new way to manipulate the mechanics to my needs. I truly felt like I was learning all the way through and it was magical.
Bravo to the developers of this awesome puzzle platformer. QUBE no doubt gets glazed over by many as a knockoff Portal but I think it really goes in its own direction. I highly recommend QUBE.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Interesting FPS+Puzzle game! Recommended! 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
I was pretty fresh off of Portal or Portal 2, so I almost dissmissed this as a clone, like it seems, but the only similarities lie in the fact that you are going through puzzles in first person through white hallways. That's not much.

It's a pretty good game, and it even has something of a plot going for it. Most of it is at the end though. The graphics are simple, but pretty. The puzzles can be hard at times and also very frustrating, especially when using magnets to move the blocks, that sucks.

It's not Portal, nor is it trying to be Portal. It just looks kinda similar in the screens. If you want a good FPS puzzle game, then definitelly buy this.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
I enjoyed this game. Nice ambient wich slightly changes during the game, fine soundtrack, not-so-easy puzzles. I did not get the ending but the rest is fine.

The biggest drawback is that "first person" view is not necessary nere. Most of the puzzles are hanging on the walls and floors so you do not really use your "body" to solve them, not like in Portal.

Anyways, I'd recommend it to those, who love fpp.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Short. Really short. I have enjoyed it though. It is a first-person puzzle game where you control cubes. There were some puzzles where the emphasis was on speed and precision as opposed to smartness, but overall it was good. Worth for recommendation.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
I like this one alot, much better than the directors cut actually. This has no story, you don't really know what you're doing. You wake up in an unknown structure near earth. You dont know what it is, but either way, its mysterious. The DC is ok, you can still get it. It has really good narraration and an actual story, but the original is better. This may look like a Portal clone, but Portal is probably nothing compared to this game. Now, who's Jonathan Burns?
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80 of 87 people (92%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2013
If you love Portal, you'll probably love Q.U.B.E., too. The puzzles in this game come from colored blocks, which are related but behave VERY differently. As an example, blue ones are basically trampolines, and red ones create a ledge or a stepping stone. The puzzles are very clever and mostly a lot of fun, and there are some TRUE mind-benders near the end. Best of all, there is no death; you can reset the hard puzzles and try again and again to find the solution, with no reloading of checkpoints needed. My only complaint is the lack of story, which takes from the charisma of Portal. Otherwise, this is a Grade-A puzzler and highly recommended.
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62 of 70 people (89%) found this review helpful
Posted: September 22, 2012
click a box so you can get into the dev room and see the ugly grin of the guy that made it. based on a true story. 7/10
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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
43.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2013
Q.U.B.E. is a game about problem solving and navigation. The art style is kind of like Portal but instead of using portals, the player has to navigate through each level by manipulating coloured cubes that surround them.
Unfortunetly there is no story at all other then you wake up at the begining of the game and you just solve puzzles.
The puzzles in Q.U.B.E. start out simple and get progressively more difficult. Progression is unfortunately linear, there is only one way to solve a puzzle.
Q.U.B.E. has also some bugs and the main game is very short.
All in all I would say that Q.U.B.E. is still a good game, the puzzles are very satisfying. For fans of Portal and other puzzle games it is worth a try.

Sounds 7/10
Graphics 7/10
Gameplay 8/10
Atmosphere 7/10
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
7.5/10 good, but remade since this review.
I enjoyed this quirky little first-person puzzler. The puzzles ease you in gently, and build complexity until you are feeling pushed. Sadly it is a little short, and the ending a tad weak after you put yourself through all those challenges you don't even get a cake :(
In short: It's not quite Portal, but if you've run out of Portal and feel the itch for something on a similar vein, this is that game.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2014
9/10 Best Portal rip-off on the market

No seriously, it's worth a try. If you like 3D puzzle games, this one is pretty damn good. Puzzles are intricate yet visually appealing and the game offers a variety of mechanics to progress from one stage to the next. Backed by solid visuals, it makes for an enjoyable game, no doubt.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
This game sucked me for hours and hours. You are someone who woke up, in some kind of sterile chamber and You have to get out of it. Chambers are built of blocks and designed like they were taken from hospital for insanes. This makes You feel more depressed and more motivated to get out of there. You can do that by solving puzzles, somone created for You. First they are easy but farer You go, finding solution is harder. You can move blocks, jump on them, move entire chamber sections, and much, much more...

Game is very similar to Portal but it has it's own athmosphere... There are blocks, silence, You... and only one way out.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Absolutely amazing. The puzzle design in this game is second only to the portal series. Highly reccomended!
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2013
A decent first-person physics puzzle game, somewhat like Portal. However, this game does not have the personalities or voice acting or as much flavor as Portal. The puzzles aren't too hard. I liked the way it ended. You manipulate colored blocks in your environment, that can rotate or move in different directions. The learning curve is not too steep. Some of the areas in the game are fascinating but serve no other purpose but to look really cool.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Very short but fun puzzle-platformer (mostly puzzles though). Not a very complex game, it has nice, clear visuals, enjoyable ambient music and a decent variety of puzzle types. There's really not much to say about it though that's by no means a negative. Could have been longer so I would say wait for a sale but evidently, you can't buy this version anymore.

I have nothing to say about the director's cut version, other than putting a "story" into it is a bad idea. The vague, silent nature of the game is nice and obviously an intentional direction that they're now going back on, which is disappointing. A voiceover wouldn't make this more enjoyable.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Great puzzler fun that can be done in multiple goes or in just one. Nice, fun, relaxing and simple. It's cheap, go get it!
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
Like portal! But without portals.
And with moving cubes!
Hell yeah!
Gamers who like puzzles should play this game!
It's alot of fun!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2012
Q.U.B.E. (Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion) is a mysterious puzzle game with a smooth difficulty curve that introduces its mechanics in a simple and effective way. You use a futuristic pair of gloves to manipulate your environment until you reach the exit door and navigate through different sectors. While it lacks a deep storyline, it's very interesting to play. Definitely a challenging and satisfying puzzler you can't dismiss.
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