WINNER: IGF China award for BEST GAME!Cubetractor is a neo-retroesque action-strategy-puzzle hybrid where you defeat enemies through an unconventional cube-pulling, turret-buildling mechanic. The game carries elements of a reverse tower defence and a grounded bullet-hell dodger to deliver a unique gameplay experience presented in a...
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Fecha de lanzamiento: 29 mayo 2013

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"It quickly won be over" Rock Paper Shotgun
"like a puzzle driven Dark Souls" 8/10 Examiner
"engaging story and some tricky puzzles" Tignews

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WINNER: IGF China award for BEST GAME!

Cubetractor is a neo-retroesque action-strategy-puzzle hybrid where you defeat enemies through an unconventional cube-pulling, turret-buildling mechanic.


The game carries elements of a reverse tower defence and a grounded bullet-hell dodger to deliver a unique gameplay experience presented in a classic top-down perspective.


You play as Endroi, a menacingly happy-go-lucky quadrubot as he strives to master the art of Cubetracting -- the art of attracting Cubes. It's a deceptively straightforward skill that involves dexterity, acute awareness, multi-tasking and tactical positioning. You'll have to strategize, solve and fight your way through multitudes of enemy installations to achieve your coveted goal.

Features

  • 40+ maps for you to pull, crush and build: Levels carefully designed to bring out the emergent dynamics in a unique mechanic.
  • Symmetrical Balance: Why do bad guys always have to be stronger than you? In Cubetractor, the enemy structures are exactly the same as yours, other than they got there first. Defeating them is a matter of thoughtful timing and positioning.
  • Purely indie-made: Done by 2 people, living off their savings, working off random coffee joints.
  • Hardcore Awards for Hardcore Players: The main levels are designed for speedruns. Collect all the batteries, reach the finishing goal within impressively tight time limits -- do all that without a scratch -- to earn the most coveted of accolades. Don't worry, there are also options for those of us that are more human.

Requisitos del sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Processor:2.0GHz processor
    Recommended:
    • Processor:2.66GHz processor
    Minimum:
    • Processor:2.0GHz processor
    Recommended:
    • Processor:2.66GHz processor
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Sakufeesh~ฅ(=^-ω-^=)ฅ
( 0.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 22 de mayo
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^^ really cute neo retro aesthetic that is painfully decietful - the bright colour pallet perhaps gave me the wrong idea of the difficulty of the game but it turned out to be a fun but at times infuriating game

mix of the dodging element of damaku games and tower defense - it's a pleasant mix of avoiding enemy fire and as well as dodging things you've propelled using your traction beam in addition to strategy elements of placing towers - the confined space of the levels at times makes in infuriating but all the while more rewarding to beat

neo retro I guess only applies to the aesthetic - controller support is so and so using a DS4 emulating a XB360 controller - dead spots in the analogue sticks makes it rather difficult in a twitchy reflex dependant game and the D pad doesn't support sustained presses - though using a keyboard and mouse is ideal

the only other thing is that the protagonists sprite design - I guess the front of the face reminds of a wide clown smile and it creeps me out ever so slightly

overall charming game with interesting puzzle mechanic
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SuperSandro2000
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Publicado el 22 de mayo
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Good puzzle game.
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Sixa
( 0.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 21 de mayo
This game is boring.
Dont buy this game.
The cost is too high for this game.
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ney
( 0.4 h registradas )
Publicado el 20 de mayo
Producto recibido de forma gratuita
needs more fun
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De happey weyd
( 1.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 11 de mayo
The 10 euros are a big waste of ♥♥♥♥ing money.
The levels are so hard , that at some point they become impossible. I've been thinking how to do a level for nearly 15 minutes , when I come to the conclusion that it's impossible.
Great potential , bad game.
4/10
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Shrodu
( 4.1 h registradas )
Publicado el 9 de mayo
(Got this game from an Indiegala giveaway some time ago...)

No....no...no. I honestly thought I would be doing more than this... Welcome to Cubetractor, a game where you play as a rogue r*tarded robot that's obsessed with destroying everything, mistaking everything it destroys as some sort of "test". Seriously...that's the whole story.

This is a frustrating retro-style puzzle game about timing and collisions building turrets, walls, shields, etc. Sure it sounds interesting, but it will honestly remind you of Bomberman, which is honestly far more fun than this game.

I'm certain you're thinking "Is it worth the price?". The answer? FRIG NO!!! $10 for a game like this? I'm betting most people would rather buy Undertale for the same price than to play this game and I don't blame them. This game is a boring and bland experience which tries hard to be Bomberman without being Bomberman.

2/10 Another overpriced and boring experience on Steam.
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coneil49
( 0.5 h registradas )
Publicado el 7 de mayo
An interesting concept, but not a great game.
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shezzor
( 18.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 6 de mayo
Horrible controls with lackluster and repetative gameplay. Got tedious very fast with its unbalanced gameplay. Much better games out there to be spending your time on. Next.
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Pokeforbuff
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Publicado el 3 de mayo
When I saw this game was tagged by many people as tower defense, I was hoping that this game might not have the old concept of many tower defense games. But this game did not disappoint me. The gameplay is completely unique, really fun, and involves strategy like many other tower defense games. 10/10
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スルGrifBall
( 0.1 h registradas )
Publicado el 28 de abril
Mas o menos(?
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lorny^
( 0.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 26 de abril
Just got it - feels really funny, like the old times when you had a Gameboy in your hands... :)
Actually it is nice since the missions need some thinking how you solve it the right way and so on!
Feeling like old times for not that much money :) Hf!
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Anirudh.K27
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Publicado el 23 de abril
Nope
Its a good puzzle game but repetitive and frustrating.
Got annoyed >> Uninstalled it.
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AE2
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Publicado el 22 de abril
This game is pretty ♥♥♥♥ing hard! it makes me want to uppercut a baby dolphin with a live grenade taped to my knuckles!
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Gulaschkanone
( 37.1 h registradas )
Publicado el 20 de abril
Cubetractor...
I must say I was suprised. The game is simple but hard to play. It´s easy to reach the next level, but if you try to make the best score which is possible you have a lot of work and also fun.
I can say that every gamer who wants to play a perfekt run or game will defenetly have fun with this game.

greetz Gulaschkanone
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w33
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Publicado el 18 de abril
cool game ! graphic low bt very addicting ! :D
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Pirangunter21
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Publicado el 16 de abril
gewd game
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The_Antwonette_Starqweisha
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Publicado el 15 de abril
This game is ♥♥♥♥ing annoying, but fun too
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vi0
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Publicado el 15 de abril
A very very nice game. Retro graphic, retro music and a brainsucker. Makes a lot of fun!
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Salarn
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https://youtu.be/2U_6hYLbt8E

When push comes to shove it's time for Cubetractor to pull ahead.

This puzzle game asks the player to navigate one screen puzzle rooms by pulling different types of blocks. A single block can crush or damage an enemy but when two blocks are pulled together the create a structure. Proper use of turrets, barriers, generators and more will give even the best puzzlers a solid challenge.

The pull controls are a little finicky which can be frustrating when blocks combine out of position and the player has to wait to try again. Also this puzzle game requires a lot of twice movement to dodge enemies and their projectiles while puzzling out the solution.
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(Got this game from an Indiegala giveaway some time ago...)

No....no...no. I honestly thought I would be doing more than this... Welcome to Cubetractor, a game where you play as a rogue r*tarded robot that's obsessed with destroying everything, mistaking everything it destroys as some sort of "test". Seriously...that's the whole story.

This is a frustrating retro-style puzzle game about timing and collisions building turrets, walls, shields, etc. Sure it sounds interesting, but it will honestly remind you of Bomberman, which is honestly far more fun than this game.

I'm certain you're thinking "Is it worth the price?". The answer? FRIG NO!!! $10 for a game like this? I'm betting most people would rather buy Undertale for the same price than to play this game and I don't blame them. This game is a boring and bland experience which tries hard to be Bomberman without being Bomberman.

2/10 Another overpriced and boring experience on Steam.
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When I saw this game was tagged by many people as tower defense, I was hoping that this game might not have the old concept of many tower defense games. But this game did not disappoint me. The gameplay is completely unique, really fun, and involves strategy like many other tower defense games. 10/10
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Cubetractor is like a game of tug of war where the opposing team is throwing rocks at you. Except the rocks are lasers and nobody actually remembered to bring a rope.

Though it borrows some tower defense staples, Cubetractor is primarily a puzzle game about pulling blocks around and making them bump into one another. The trick however isn’t so much in the actual pulling of blocks but in the timing and placement of them, each combination of two blocks producing a tower which is then used to destroy the pesky enemy towers that have been shooting you the whole time.

It sounds easy on paper, but Cubetractor is exceedingly good at taking its minimalistic design and turning it against you in ways that at times wager on the downright sadistic. More often than not though this only makes solving a level that much more satisfying, and because Cubetractor was built with symmetry of capability in mind it rarely feels as if you’re outmatched by your opponent. They just got there first (and probably cheated).

I also found it hard not to enjoy my time with Cubetractor because the game itself is so enthusiastic. Sure, your little blue robot might be enacting a destructive rampage disguised as a particularly explosive form of self-education, but they’re so doggone happy about it who has the heart to stop them? There is an absurdist charm to Cubetractor that is often hard to pin down, but it’s pervasive joy had me continuing to come back for more even as I was cursing the seeming impossibility of a given level.

The only time Cubetractor falls apart is when its puzzles begin to turn into a monotonous war of attrition, requiring you to brute force your way through enemies rather than defeat them strategically. This mostly happens in the later levels of the game, but it’s a sharp and dramatic decline in the overall quality of level designs that is even more unfortunate given how the game up to that point seemed so conscious of avoiding tedium.

Troublesome (and it should be said, optional) levels aside however, Cubetractor is a delight to unravel. It cleverly combines elements of more genres than are worth mentioning into a game that feels surprisingly fresh for all its recognizable parts. I was left feeling just slightly unsatisfied with the abruptness of the ending, but if it’s any indication of things to come, this isn’t the last we’ll see of the little robot that could [blow stuff up] and that’s not a bad thing by any means.

You can read more of my writing on Kritiqal.
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I haven't seen a good 2D game in a long time (just to clarify undertale was released on november if anyone is gonna be ♥♥♥♥♥♥ at me), in fact I haven't seen in a long time a game that actually runs at my pc!

Cubetractor is a 2D puzzle game where you put your timing, agility and multi-task skills to the test.
The game is really great, it got a decent art style and decent soundtrack. Can't argue with that

I don't know what else to say, so let's get to the pros and cons.

Pros:

-Achievements
-Leaderboards (I haven't still seen any...)
-Challenging just about right
-Extraordinary Optimization:
Given that my pc is a stupid piece of crap who can't even run a game called "Missing Translation" (check if you will) at stable 60fps, this game surprised me. If you check the specs they demand actually nothing, and it's true! I never had any problems with lag or sound lag, stable framerate and stuff. So if you have a piece of ♥♥♥♥ computer like me and wanna spend the time not awaiting for the game to go back at 15 fps (after it dropped to 5), this piece of gem is for you!

-Designed for hardcore and casual gamers:
The game got these little extra tasks you can do if you want on the levels, which are not required to complete but mainly aimed to the hardcore community (or the achievement hunters, like me) to do it. They're super tough.
-Decent artwork and soundtrack (given that this game was released on 2013 you can't compare to something like hyper light drifter....)

Neutral:

-Meh price, I'll get to that in a moment
-The challenges for the achievement hunters are REALLY tough!!

Cons:

-Overprice:
The game was featured on a load of bundles over the years, and on april 2016 it was been mass given away by indiegala. We can call the game dead, but it's kind of overpriced given that a lot of people got it for free and some bought it along with other games for only 1 dolar. Common, do some research and you might end up saving a hell of a lot if you plan on buying this game. Or wait for a sale (lol lazyass)
-No trading cards for a game that has been mass given away ( :steamfacepalm: )
-No workshop support for a game that would perfectly fit


Overall, it's a really good game and you should definitely check if you're into 2D puzzles.
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gewd game
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Tiene unos controles muy sencillos y todo consiste en mover y combinar unos cuantos cubos.
El problema es que la única forma de moverlos es atraerlos hacia ti (y más te vale apartarte a tiempo),
mientras te están disparando,
y a veces incluso con enemigos persiguiéndote por la pantalla.
Odiarás este juego por lo frustrante que es, pero la satisfacción de terminarlo es insuperable.
Además, la historia es genial, y está suficientemente dosificada como para que no te canses de ella.

Si encuentras este juego rebajado (por un euro o menos) no dudes en comprártelo.
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Cubetractor is an action strategy puzzle game where, you guessed it, you have a lot of interactions with cubes. The game was released in May 2013 and a lot of people will probably have this game already due to it featuring quite often in bundles over the past couple of years.

The game play looks very simple from the screenshots on the store, but there is actually quite a bit of depth to this little title. You are in control of a little robot who can move cubes around the map using his tractor beam, these cubes can either be used to out right destroy enemies, combined to create turrets or barriers and even be used to cause harm to yourself if you aren’t careful. The blocks will continue to move in the direction you pulled them until they come into contact with something, so you have to be really tacticful with how you interact with them sometimes. If they don’t hit anything, they will tend to respawn after a few seconds in their original spot. The game play is really pusating and enjoyable, some very fast paced action can be seen throughout your play though of this game.

The art style is really pleasantly presented. The 8bit theme is pulled off very well, along with some really nicely done animations and lovely sound effects. There isn’t any spoken dialogue, simply because it isn’t needed.

Cubetractor surprisingly has a very interesting story line. The robot you play as is trying to escape to freedom, you do this over the course of completing your exams for robot school? I would strongly recommend people read the dialogue between the main characters in the game as there are some great lines to be seen. Silly enough, the robots who built you failed to think about putting some sort of self-destruct feature in your build, so they are forced to sit back and hope you fail your exams and destroy yourself.

The game is difficult to say the least, once you complete the tutorial you are pretty much thrown in at the deep end. I might add that the tutorial is done very well and explains the mechanics of the game to a level which allows you to keep up with the early levels but also doesn’t hold your hand throughout. Once you get past the first 10 or 15 levels, a lot of the game play is luck based and how quick you are on your feet with the amount of bullets flying around your screen from enemy turrets and mobs.

I have been playing the game for about three hours now and have just finished the game. There is a side of me that thinks I will want to jump into the game at some point to maybe work on a few achievements given how easy the game play is to just pick up and play as well.

I would personally say Cubetractor is a neat little indie title that could quite easily find a place in most people’s library. I would definitely say it is worth the £6,99 price tag, but you can quite easily pick this up on sale for much lower on other sites.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Not Recommended
3) Only recommended when on sale
4) Recommended
5) Highly recommended
6) This is a must play

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A cube pulling puzzle game with hints of tower defense. I dig the retro graphics and the chiptunes, but the game is genuinely enjoyable and the tutorials and level design are well-crafted. Definitely worth it as a distraction from your 'main' game.

Pros:
- Simple to understand
- Fun
- Challanging but not impossible
- Great art style
- A bunch of levels

Cons:
- Not too many really. Would be cool to have a level editor, but its not a deal breaker.
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A cube pulling puzzle game with hints of tower defense. I dig the retro graphics and the chiptunes, but the game is genuinely enjoyable and the tutorials and level design are well-crafted. Definitely worth it as a distraction from your 'main' game.
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Finalmente, podríamos decir que se trata de un juego bastante adictivo, muy divertido y que todo el mundo debería probar. La historia es muy buena, consigue engancharte a la vida de Endroi antes de empezar las peores misiones.

Otro punto a favor es la necesidad de ingenio para resolver las misiones, pues no necesitas ni habilidad manual, ni grandes dotes de puntería, ni nada por el estilo. Tu cabeza será el único requerimiento, y pensar con calma qué debes hacer para poder resolver el puzzle y derrotar a los enemigos.

Quizás, por otro lado, el tutorial sea demasiado básico, y no te explican como hacer las cosas, pero realmente no es necesario esto, por lo que no es del todo un punto en contra, como si lo es la mala nomenclatura de los niveles, por lo que nunca podrás saber exactamente en qué nivel te encuentras.

También a veces es un poco complicado empujar los cubos, incluso si te sitúas detrás de ellos, pueden hacerte daño si los tocas, es algo que debería cambiarse a mi parecer.

Ya termino con una recomendación, comprarlo, pues solamente cuesta 10€ y tiene muchas horas de diversión tras de sí.

Análisis completo en: http://tecnoslave.com/analisis-cubetractor/
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Me gusta, como para jugarlo un poco de vez en cuando. Me hizo reír algunas veces.
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Old School de los buenos. Excelente combinacion de graficos, sonido y jugabilidad, como en los viejos tiempos.
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mmmm si genial
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Juego de estrategia variado y divertido

Nota: 6/10
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Buen juego, divertidos.
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divertido y facil de entender, los que no sepan ingles no deben preocuparse ya que el juego se explica solo
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Un juego de turrets alternativo, con la dificultad justa para enganchar
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Muy buen juego de puzzles, adictivo realmente por su sencilles :D recomendado
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me gusta *-------*
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