Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut is the definitive version of the brain-twisting first-person puzzler. Using special high-tech gloves to manipulate cubes in the environment, the player solves an array of conundrums - from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials.
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Very Positive (582 reviews) - 84% of the 582 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 21, 2014

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About This Game

A new Director's Cut of classic indie puzzler Q.U.B.E is here, and this time the mind bending gameplay will be accompanied by a completely new story by award-winning writer Rob Yescombe.

Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut is the definitive version of the brain-twisting first-person puzzler. Using special high-tech gloves to manipulate cubes in the environment, the player solves an array of conundrums - from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials.


Feature List
  • Single player campaign with an all new narrative
  • Challenging and unusual puzzles
  • New time-trial mode with 10 levels
  • Brand new original music score
  • New achievements and leaderboards
  • Oculus Rift DK1 support
  • Mac and Linux Support


The All New Story
To reboot the narrative, Toxic Games brought in industry veteran Rob Yescombe, writer on franchises including CRYSIS, ALIEN: ISOLATION, STAR WARS and PS4’s upcoming RIME; winner of Best Thriller Screenplay at the Creative World Awards, and the screenwriting Award of Excellence at the Canada International Film Festival.

“The Director’s Cut is a single-location thriller” says Yescombe, “It’s about figuring out what the Qube is, and why you’re inside it. You’re told you are an astronaut inside some kind of alien structure hurtling towards Earth, but it’s also about something deeper than that.”
Under the surface, there is a subtext about games themselves – “We are conditioned to expect death and doom. We’re resigned to it. At its heart, this story is about that state of mind and how it effects the way we view our experiences, in games and in life. The Director’s Cut will feel either heroic or unnerving, depending on your own personal trust issues.”

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz (Dual Core Recommended)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 8000 Series or higher (Shader Model 3 Compatible & 128MB or more memory)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.6
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz (Dual Core Recommended)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or higher
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz (Dual Core Recommended)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 8000 Series or higher (Shader Model 3 Compatible & 128MB or more memory)
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
You awaken stranded inside a structure made from millions of interlocking cubes with no memory of how you arrived. A woman's voice sounds over a radio. "Fingers crossed you can hear me. You are in a large ship in space headed for Earth. You are humanity's last hope for survival. Solve some puzzles, destroy the cube."

As the story progresses another voice crackles across the radio in your suit. "The woman is lying. Her fingers are crossed behind her back. They stole your memories and trapped you in an underground test facility. Do you really think solving tests will somehow save the world?"

The puzzles are fairly simple in design, though solving them can and does become very complex by the end of the game. You're limited to 5 abilities: red cubes expand and contract, blue cubes bounce objects into the air, yellow cubes transform into stairs, green cubes create blocks that can activate switches, and purple cubes rotate sections of the room.

The game is fairly short, which is good since the mechanics don't really allow for much variation in puzzle design. The solutions become more convoluted as the game progresses, but ultimately you're doing the same thing over and over again on a grander scale each time.

Aside from the new story, the director's cut also includes 3 beta puzzles that were note included in the original game. These puzzles are essentially 3D tilt labyrinths and they add a tiny bit of variety to the game. There are also some speed run levels to see how quickly you can click your mouse on colored blocks as you run forward through a level, but I don't much enjoy those types of challenges.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
+atmosphere & environment
+ambient sounds & voice acting
+gameplay
+extra time-run stages
+enigmatic story (lets you wander what really may happened)

-lack of subtitles
-graphics could be better
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Great game, love the overall design, look & feel. The game itself is pretty simple and I quickly reached the end wanting more, In game you move tetris looking blocks to progress onto the next area, eventually taking a portal 2 turn & your out the game behind the scenes wondering who to beleive between the only two voices you hear via your radio (This is where having a choice between two endings/arcs would have been nice)

Dislikes were the bright primary colour of the shapes (I would have liked a more grown up feel and alien look but understand that bright colours help distinguish them as interactive). Would have liked cards/badges to show of on my profile, just cous' I liked the game!
Loved the game & cant wait for the announced sequel. Get it if you like Portal, Time Rifters, Talos Principle... RECOMMENDED
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
Best game! I absolutly LOVE IT, the story is so god.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
A very RARE game that was missed and quite fun to play. If you like games like Portal then this game is really fun. Abit short story mode but i didnt even expect that this kind of game should even have a story... But the game really starts after you finish it, when you start doing TIME mode... its really fun and just just wanna get better and better.
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