A cube of sugar escapes the factories to avoid the fate of being a cookie!
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Data lansării: 7 nov., 2012

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Cumpără Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory

includes the Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory soundtrack.

 

Recomandat de Curatori

"A game that should have come out on the DS but didn't. Too cute for words graphics and puzzle filled platforming lead to a fun time killer."

Ce spun criticii

“Responsive and well-tuned, with one unique mechanic that makes it interesting.”
Play This Thing!

“It’s cute, it’s fun, and it’s original.”
7/10 – darkzero

“Sugar Cube presents a short, sweet, mind-working, challenge”
77/100 – Indie Game Magazine

Despre acest joc

A cube of sugar escapes from factories to avoid the fate of becoming a cookie!

Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory is a 2D platformer game that presents the story of a sugar cube. The background tiles of the game have two sides, namely, the front and the back. These tiles can be flipped for access to critical hints to solve different levels. They may or may not help you, so pay attention!

The game is the full version of IGF China 2010's winner, Sugar Cube. It includes 5 factory themes containing 90 levels and 2 endings. Also included is the full soundtrack of the game.

Note: Soundtrack will be located at -> Steam -> Steamapps -> Common -> Sugar Cube Bittersweet Factory -> Soundtrack

Cerinţe de sistem

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.66GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX compatible card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:180 MB HD space
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5 din 6 oameni (83%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
3 de oameni au găsit amuzantă această recenzie
2.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 13 martie
short and sweet. its not hard, but it does have some challenges 7/10. i really wish you could make your own levels and share them in the game.
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38 din 47 oameni (81%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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3.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 19 octombrie, 2014
My parents used to warn me against eating sugar if I cared about my teeth, almost as if it had some magical ability to destroy matter on contact. That's exactly the power it has in Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory: a short and sweet 2D puzzle platformer in which you play as—you guessed it—a sugar cube with the passive ability to alter the physical state of almost anything he touches.

Each of the 90 levels in the game is a single screen overlaid with a grid. Your goal is to get from the starting point to the exit by flipping certain squares on the grid to on/off states that enable or disable platforms, obstructions, switches, hazards and more. You can also hold down a button to temporarily disable your powers while you move, which allows for some much-needed precision in choosing the cells you flip. Enemies, some with abilities of their own, are sometimes added to the mix to make solutions more complex.

The platforming is rough around the edges and imprecise, serving only as a crude means to execute the puzzle elements; the graphics, while cute, are low-resolution and don’t scale well to full-screen; and, while there are a few challenging puzzles, solving most of them is like taking candy from a baby. Aspartame recommends it, but the rest of me feels that it's unlikely to satisfy most people.
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26 din 33 oameni (79%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
7.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 30 noiembrie, 2013
Grabbed this because it was - A) on sale, and B) dropped trading cards. Seemed like an easy way to use up steam funds and break even.

But wow, the gameplay actually takes some lateral thinking to get around the puzzles in the game! It's very casual compared to platformers like vvvvv, 140, or spelunky, but this game takes a simple mechanic of tiles changing as you move past them, and works with it to create an interesting, curious, yet fun and laid back puzzle platformer.

Well worth the $1.74 it's currently selling for in the November sale. Check it out!
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36 din 51 oameni (71%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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Postat: 26 aprilie, 2014
As you absentmindedly stir them into your morning coffee and sprinkle it on your grapefruit, did you ever consider that maybe sugar has feelings too? Not just feelings, but friends and families; a whole life that inevitably leads to a tragic ending. The sugar cubes in Turtle Cream's Bittersweet Factory have had enough of this grueling cycle, and thus look to you to guide them to safety...but do you really want to?

Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory is nothing if not original, but a delightful premise and strangely charming characters can only take a game so far. Something of a puzzle platformer, levels are built around a mechanic of flipping the background to reveal or make disappear platforms, buttons, and whatever other manor of device is for some reason sitting here with these anthropomorphic sweeteners, with the express goal of making it to the exit (and by extension, freedom). It's a solid mechanic on paper that I can't recall seeing used in quite the same way, but when executed boils down to a lot of blind luck and frustration.

As you are only able to flip tiles in a small area around you, you're often forced to awkwardly jump around to reveal tiles (most of which you have no way of finding without raw trial and error), which leads to an endless stream of inaccuracies. Because the grid around you that decrees what tiles you can flip is never quite constant, it's enough of a challenge to get tiles to flip consistently, which is to say nothing of the precision required in later levels. Difficulty through mechanical issues is never the right way to challenge the player, and this mistake is built into the foundation of everything Sugar Cube attempts.

Despite being most easily described as a puzzle platformer, there's a noticeable absence of anything intended to make you think or otherwise befuddle. Levels are decidedly straight forward from beginning to end, with rarely a spot of innovation or an interesting use of the game's sole mechanic. Haphazard and nondescript, each level bleeds into the next with a dull and tedious complacency, missing every halfhearted opportunity to do something inspired until you finally stumble upon the ending less than two hours later.

That ending is Sugar Cube's one redeeming quality, and not just because it means I can finally set it down and move onto better games. As the credits role, an upbeat track cutely puts into words just how sad a world it would be without chocolate. It's charming and catchy, and for a moment made me completely forgive the numerous mistakes that Sugar Cube otherwise makes. I couldn't help but love it and will surely have it stuck in my head and on my playlist for some time to come.

Unfortunately, the journey to get to that point is nowhere near as sweet and for a game about sugar left a rather sour taste in my mouth.
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29 din 40 oameni (73%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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Postat: 25 noiembrie, 2013
The Good:
-Good pacing in game.
-Actually makes you think (in some levels).

The Bad:
-Difficulty curve is uneven, many levels are just too easy and others are more difficult all of a sudden.
-Short, not a lot of variation.
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