I've got to say, I rarely write reviews for anything, but I think that in this case, I just have to. So let's get started! A quick intro
Qbeh-1 is a prequel to game Qbeh (which you can download via Desura). Qbeh was a student project, practically a demo containing 6 levels. This '-1' (minus one) standing next to Qbeh tells that this is a prequel. So, getting back to Qbeh-1: This is a first person perspective non-violent exploration puzzle platformer game.
You will meet several game genres here. What you can expect
The game contains 5 (or maybe 6? I won't spoil it) worlds, each with 6 levels.
It's an exploration game, so you will not be told practically anything except key bindings (in options).
a) Your goal
Your goal is simple: find the portal to the next level. Simple but difficult.
As you probably saw in the trailers, Qbeh-1 is inspired by Minecraft - almost everything is made of cubes.
In every level, you will be placed in... well, locations floating somewhere high in the sky. The sky is above you and below you. On your way, you will encounter several kinds of cubes you can pick up, each one with a unique ability.
c) No violence
For some it's an advantage, for some it's a disadvantage. The only dangers you face is falling, being crushed by a door and touching poison.
Soundtrack of Qbeh-1 is what makes the game incredible. It's ambient, atmospheric, soothing, relaxing... Each level has different soundtrack, and every song creates a different climate. You will definetly like it.
The game is rather slow-paced, but if you don't like it, in one of the worlds you will encounter fans, transporting you at high speeds.
I forgot to mention about this at the beginning of my review, sorry ;)
As I said before, you can pick up special cubes (several kinds) you can then place on special surfaces or other cubes. The game gives you the freedom of building, so there are always several ways to solve each puzzle. On each level, you can also find a Secret Token, and if you collect them all, you will unlock something special.
Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube is a relaxing game, you can have a break from reality. You will have to jump, think, explore and have good eyesight.
It's now on sale, so I fully recommend you to buy it. Buy, and you will not regret.
Thank you for reading :)