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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Overwhelmingly Positive (133 reviews) - 96% of the 133 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (718 reviews) - 86% of the 718 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
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Kroovka
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Pretty good puzzle game. Portalish.
6.5/10
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QuantumPhysicals
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Product received for free
This is a beautiful, the story draws me in, it's price is a decent estimate for its content, it simply furfilled the purpose I brought it for :)

9/10 :)

10/10 In my books, right above Portal
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GvB
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
A great game and all, looks and that stuff although i kinda broke the game... SPOILERS On one of the levels you are supposed to lead a ball, I used the yellow blocks so that it would push the ball, although it well started levetating and didnt move but apart from that little bug i r8 8/8 or 5/7 for 9gagers
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Skytis
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Product received for free
Interesting game - until I got to Sector 6. A certain puzzle was literally impossible there (at least for me). You have to move some "things" via magnets, but the game keeps bugging out - some the "things" sometimes move on their own, get stuck in a wall and bounce out randomly... good luck arranging them correctly like that.

If it wasn't for that, I'd probably recommend it, but well... literally unplayabe uncompletable.
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John Bananaz
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
I recommened this game because:
+Good Graphics
+Good Performace
+Creative Puzzle Elements
+Nice main stories,but it's a little bit short
Basically Portal but about cubes

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°ZTMafia° Lucy Briggs
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
A wonderful puzzle game about a man who is trying to piece his life back together again whilst getting messages from a guy who has lost his own memory as well as some lady who wants to help you out of this place but also is trying to be very cryptic about his past.
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SunandMoonhype
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Product received for free
So,it was a normal day and my friend had accidentally bought two of this game and gave the code to me.
This game is amazing,and it runs smoothly on my 10 year old PC. 10/10
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Termin8rSmurf
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Product received for free
It's a great puzzle game, in first person perspective. Think - Portal, but with out a portal gun. Think - 3D puzzles, but you're there, in the puzzle, and you have to try to work out how to get through each seperate puzzle room, to progress through a strange, clinical, constantly moving corridor (Think - the Staircases in Hogwarts) to get to the next puzzle chamber.

You'll notice I use the word THINK quite a bit. That's because you have to use your thinky thing to progress through the game.

There's a one way radio communication throughout the game, which outlines who you are(Because your memory is wiped) why you're there, and what you're doing. I'm offering NO spoilers, because I've only reached stage four, so I don't have all the answers for myself yet.

The puzzles invold moving things, touching things, activating switches and using colour change devices to switch and blend colours. I hope you were paying attention in art classes.

If you're into puzzles, this is a great game.

Yes, I did get this game for free, but, because I enjoyed it so much, I bought it for a friend so that he may enjoy it as much as I did.
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Narenthyl
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
There really is not much to say about this game, it's a pretty nice puzzle game, with a little bit of lore. It's a bit short, and it didn't strike me as much as portal did, but it's overall okay.

Pros :
-Nice design
-Nice puzzles, except one or 2.
-Nice voices.

Cons :
-Lore don't feel especially original. (but it's totally possible I heven't been paying enough attention).
-The games physics is a bit weird sometimes.
-Short (really short).
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DigitalMoleGuy
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Quite a neat puzzler. However, the plot is not the best.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
10/10- It teachs you how to color blend
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Pretty nice game , i enjoy it a lot really worth of money :)
+ Really nice graphics
+ Nice storyline (MindTwists , etc.)
+ Really nice puzzles
+ Nice voice dabing
I have just nothing to complain about this game JUST NICE !!!
I personally recommend this game for every one !!

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
This is a really good game!

Maybe the game can feels a bit short (I mean the main story), and the puzzles could push it further, but it's not a problem because this makes the game very varied. It never becomes boring, there is always something new. You can spend much more time with the DLC's and (mostly) the achievements.
A little interesting story is told by the game with not a big messege, but it's very good and impulsive.

I can just recommend this game! :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Puzzles were fun to solve. Game is very short though.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
7/10 good puzzle game, recomended for portal fans or just simple puzzle fans
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Product received for free
For a game I got for free, It's pretty fun, but I would also pay the full price if I had to.

This puzzle game has unique mechanics and just plays amazing.
After I went through the basics I am now proud to be...

Wait for it..

Better Than my brother

9/10
Would replay again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Product received for free
Interesting game - until I got to Sector 6. A certain puzzle was literally impossible there (at least for me). You have to move some "things" via magnets, but the game keeps bugging out - some the "things" sometimes move on their own, get stuck in a wall and bounce out randomly... good luck arranging them correctly like that.

If it wasn't for that, I'd probably recommend it, but well... literally unplayabe uncompletable.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
Review for the original version, however I bought it before it went off the store: http://steamcommunity.com/id/BluePaw/recommended/203730/

Thoughts are the same, however this version was more optimized for better performing computers. I have issues with frame-rate jittering to dropping below 30 (I prefer 30 minimum or steady).

The additional story it offers is good, but I'm torn of which version I prefer: story or silence. It did give context of what you were doing there and such.

QUBE:DC does provide the Against the Qlock DLC in it instead of sperately, less money spent for achievement hunters, however the original version requires a purchase and I don't know if current owners can still get the DLC for it.

Despite all that, QUBE:DC is still good and enjoyable if you liked Portal.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Warning: First Impression
This is probably going to be a neutral view from me. I say probably because this review is merely a first impression and will later be edited to reflect my final opinion on the game.

At this point I'm about 20 minutes or so in, and have beaten the first two areas of (I assume) seven total. I understand that the level design will become more complex in later areas so I'm not going to stress on that so much. However, I have some notable problems with the game already which I feel need to be mentioned.

Problems encountered in the first 20 minutes of gameplay
  • There are no subtitles available. Yes, you heard me right. I actually had to search this up to be certain because it was so UNBELIEVABLE to me that a game with any amount of spoken dialogue could ship without subtitles. This is an insane omission that doesn't affect me much personally but can be a deal breaker for many affected gamers. It's just insane that a re-released, presumable successful game lacks such a basic feature.
  • Audio sliders. There's only one master audio slider. Enough said. Devs need to get their options menu ♥♥♥♥ together.
  • Platforming? The puzzles I've encountered so far have required some moderate platforming, more that you would expect from a portal-like puzzler. The problem is, the platforming mechanic doesn't seem as fleshed out as it should be. It feels incredibly uncomfortable to JUST be able to jump onto the ledge leading to the next level (which has been the focus of many of these puzzles so far). It just doesn't feel right, which is unfortunate since the game chooses to put so much emphasis on the mechanic.

Why it might be worth it to venture on?
  • The game seems to have a very nice ambience and there's a great feel to the puzzles.
  • The story seems to be forgettable so far, so perhaps the lack of subtitles isn't as much of a vice as it could have been,
  • The game has a very strong portal feel to it: it moves you forward to rooms that contain self-contained puzzles and has a similar plain white aesthetic that brings out some of the strong colors.
  • The puzzle mechanics are novel. Each colored cube introduced so far (blue, red, yellow, green) is relatively unique and enjoyable to work with. Although one can say that only two of these (yellow and green) are truly novel ideas.

In conclusion
It seems to be worth bearing through the problems so far, but only just barely. It hits me at my weakness with its Portal vibe and has intelligent enough puzzles to justify sticking around. Some of the levels (though still early on) have been clever and engaging and I hope there is more of that to come.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Super fun,
great gameplay,
rich story,
not annoying.

10/10
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