Just Updated! Version 1.1 now has 6 New online Mayhem levels, Character Customization, 35 Defense levels, 25 Skirmish levels, and more!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (389 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 16, 2012
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Just Updated

New Features:

  • Level Editor including level creation, sharing & favourites - Yes Finally!
  • Soon to be hundreds or thousands of user levels to play
  • Brand new music tracks with custom music theme selection options per game mode
  • Local Mayhem games versus Bots (no need for online connectivity at all)
  • Random tower placement option in defense (unlocked per level by getting platinum)
  • Reverse tower placement in Skirmish mode (local and online games)
  • Brand new music tracks with custom music theme selection options per game mode
  • New volume controls for Music and SFX in game options and in game
  • Level Theme skinning gallery

About This Game

Cubemen is a fast paced, action packed, original 3D Tower Defense game that mixes TD with RTS in
single player & online multi-­player awesomeness! Get ready for some crazy Cubemen action!
It’s the age old struggle between Good vs Bad, Blue vs Red, Little men vs Little men. Use your own
little Cubemen to defend your base from other little Cubemen that are trying to run it over. It’s the
usual story, but with many very interesting twists.

Play a purely defense game in various modes on a sweet selection of levels, or go into Skirmish
mode and play a new type of TD game against either the computer or another human opponent.
That’s right.. Two way REAL-­TIME TD against the computer or a real person!
It’s TD like you’ve never seen or experienced before.

Key Features:

  • 35 local Single-player Defense levels in ranging difficulties from beginner to insane
  • 25 local Real-time Multi-player Skirmish levels (play One v.s One against AI or another Human)
  • 9 local Real-time Multi-player 6 way online Mayhem levels
  • No static towers... Your towers are actually Cubemen. Place them and move them around at will.
  • Real 3D environments with Height, Cross overs, bridges and floating platforms.
  • 6 Single-player Defense modes to choose from with local and online leader boards
  • Online Leader-boards and Statistic tracking
  • 41 Achievements to earn
  • Clean, rich and simplistic visuals that keep the focus on the strategy

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows XP, or later
    • Processor: Intel or AMD
    • Memory:1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 120MB
    • Video Card: Nvidia 8000, Radeon HD3000
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Sound:any
    • OS:10.6, or later
    • Processor: Intel Only
    • Memory:1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 120MB
    • Video Card: Nvidia 8000, Radeon HD3000
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Sound: any
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or above
    • Processor: 2Ghz Indel or AMD
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible. ATI, NVIDIA or Intel HD.
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB HD space
    • Sound: OS compatible sound card.
    • Additional: No GMA series Intel video card support.
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Satisfying tower defense in a simplistic setting, with a decent selection of maps and an array of gameplay options.

The best buck I've spent in recent memory.

- Skinny from the Fat B*stard (curator link)
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
In my opinion, Cubemen is a ludicrously underrated game. It is incredibly simple in concept but it is executed incredibly well making it a huge amount of fun, the really simple but highly polished graphics also give this game a great charm to it.

Cubemen is a blend of Tower Defense and Real Time Strategy, something that can be very difficult to balance but Cubemen does it relatively well. There are a nice variety of units to chose from and an eclectic selection of official & community-made maps that give this game a lot of playability in both single and multiplayer games, this is a great game to play either alone or with friends.
Another thing that I love about Cubemen along with it's simplistic but great graphics is the brilliant soundtrack, it may be minimal in variety and some tracks sound like remixes of others but there are some really good pieces that fit perfectly into the games art style.

The hardest thing to achieve in any Strategy or Tower Defense game is balance, and even though Cubemen does it fairly well, it also has some unfortunate flaws; they aren't necessarily global flaws as the problems only seem to occur on certain maps, but the issue is still there. This is the fact that there is one particular strategy that works 95% of the time said maps, mainly some of the earlier ones but is also prominent on the later/more advanced maps too. If you rush the enemy spawning towers with basic infantry early on, it can be incredibly easy to dominate the rest of the game by pumping more and more infantry to that location. Like I said, this doesn't happen on all maps, just a handful, it is also my only real problem with this game.
Another flaw is that some infantry can feel fairly redundant such as Freds or Sids whereas other infantry like Grills, Flints and Rickys can dominate the grid most of the time in large numbers. This is again the balancing issue that lurks in these kind of games, it's a very difficult thing to overcome but non-the-less, it is nice to have a selection of units to chose from, especially since it doesn't clog up the interface and use minimal space.

So as this game is fairly cheap and is practically given away during sales, I would suggest trying it out if you're a fan of Tower Defense or RTS games. I believe some of the reviews that this game has recieved are relatively harsh and undeserved, sure, it has some issues but what game doesn't? This game and it's sequel are a lot of fun so if it's going for cheap or is in a bundle, I highly recommend it! I'm looking at you, my Command & Conquer buddies.

Also, for the record, those of you that call this game a "Minecraft ripoff" are clearly morons.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
47.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2012
Cubemen was a strange experience for me. Somehow I had gotten myself a little excited about this game, not sure why, it didn't exactly have much of a hype going for it. But there I was, actually looking forward to this game. And boy was I disappointed.

Cubemen is a Tower Defense game. You place your towers, or cubemen on the map and move them around as necessary to shoot the enemies who will come at you from a multitude of spawnpoints on the map. They use a variety of weapons who's damage potential, type of damage and accuracy varies decently. Unfortunately several easy strategies exist to completely overpower the enemy early and take command of the game to the point where any challenge disappears out the window.

The random accuracy does provide some problems though as an early rush strategy that sometimes wins you the map with no casualties will other times make you lose without killing a single enemy. This randomness, combined with the reliability of camping the enemy spawns makes the strategy very shallow. You never have to spend much time contemplating unit placement or even which units to purchase beyond the first 2 minutes of a map.

The problem is that Cubemen is a very, very simple game. It'll take you five minutes to learn how to play it and ten to master it completely. The economy questions are virtually nonexistent, all enemies and maps can be met with the same strategies and the is virtually no challenge to be found in the game.

Despite the multi-player being cross-platform with mobile devices it is almost completely dead which is probably not a bad thing, considering the broken balance.

It is a game that gives you no reason to continue playing once you've done the first 30 minutes. Only the achievements exist to keep you playing but even that is just a mindless grind.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2014
A epic combo of RTS games and tower defense games, really fun to mess around with. Sadly, nobody is usually on multiplayer, but still really fun.

I'd reccomend this to people who like RTS games OR tower defense games.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Cubemen is a fan tactical stratergy game which is highly addictive and simple to play. I reccomend this to anyone looking foor a good startergy game
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