QBEH-1 is an atmospheric 1st-person puzzle platformer that takes players on a quest through a series of divergent worlds. Each world is filled with new puzzles that require special cubes to solve as well as fun secrets to uncover. Includes a LEVEL EDITOR and STEAM WORKSHOP support!
User reviews: Very Positive (362 reviews) - 90% of the 362 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 15, 2014

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November 1, 2015

Building levels in Qbeh-1



If you are new into level design - or want to try building levels with the Qbeh-1 level editor - Steam user Mrs Ellie has written an interesting article about level design in Qbeh-1. Mrs Ellie discusses how to create good gameplay in general - and how to avoid common problems when building your levels. Check out the article here!

ps. Don't forget to check our official guide for the level editor, which should get you started with the basics!

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October 23, 2015

Community Levels

Qbeh-1 level editor is now a bit over one month old. While you can still experience some bugs - and the editor still doesn't have all of the assets you can find in the main game - that hasn't stopped you from creating exciting and interesting levels for others to venture in.

We decided to feature different community levels from time to time. We might even turn this into a monthly thing. What do you guys & girls think?

Disparity
by Steam user Don "Newton" Quixote

First community level we wanted to feature is Disparity by Steam user Don "Newton" Quixote. This level has a mysterious feeling with interesting use of both the geometry and lighting in its level design. The creator even hid in some secrets for you to find out! We suggest to check this one out and of course check out what other levels our players have uploaded into the workshop.

Download Disparity here.

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Reviews

“A simple idea has been taken and turned into a complex puzzle game, with stunning visuals and relaxing music. If you've not played this great indie title yet, I highly suggest you give it a go!”
10/10 – Glacier Gaming

“It’s peaceful, intellectually rewarding, and of all things a stress reliever. Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube, is great.”
9/10 – Hooked Gamers

“Qbeh-1 take’s everything that made Portal’s puzzles great and mix’s it with elements of MineCraft and even Tetris and blends them all together to create something unique yet familiar. Its Rift implementation is the best we have seen yet from a previously released 2D game so much so that it’s hard to imagine that it was not originally designed with VR in mind. Qbeh-1 is well worth your time and money as it’s a modern classic and a must play experience.”
4/5 – Virtual Reality Reviewer

Level Editor & Steam Workshop

Get Virtual! Oculus Rift DK1 & DK2 Support now Included

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Still not sure after all the rave reviews, videos and pictures if you want to pick up the game? Check out the DEMO and get some hands on experience!

About This Game

QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube is an atmospheric 1st-person puzzle platformer by Liquid Flower that takes players on an inspired quest through a variety of divergent worlds, each filled with new mysteries and secrets to uncover. In each world, players find special cubes that must be collected and used to navigate to the next portal. Some cubes will simply be used as stepping stones to new areas while others are imbued with magical properties such as gravity and propulsion.

Created by Liquid Flower, QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube is a prequel to their much beloved Qbeh, a small student project that found its way online and into the hands of gamers and journalists alike who wanted more after feasting on the appetizer. Now, QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube builds on the core concept and aesthetics introduced in the original and brings even more polish, passion and gameplay into the new game.

Now includes a LEVEL EDITOR with STEAM WORKSHOP support! Build your own levels then share and play those made by the community.

MAIN GAME FEATURES:

  • Solve elaborate puzzles using a variety of Cube types such as Building Blocks, Energy Cubes and Gravity Manipulators
  • Explore atmospheric Worlds, each with 6 challenging levels and unique themes
  • Discover alternate paths, intriguing platforming elements and secrets to unlock an unfolding mystery
  • Experience an immersive & mesmerizing Soundtrack that pulls you into the adventure
  • Uncover the game’s narrative through interpretive imagery
  • Oculus Rift Support (supports DK1 & DK2)

STEAM WORKSHOP FEATURES:

  • Create levels using similar (world) styles found in the game
  • Mix and match styles from multiple themes in one level
  • Add doors, switch activated doors, moving platforms, fans and more
  • Add special cubes (basic, energy, gravity and force)
  • Add geometry blocks such as walls and floors with different styles
  • Move, resize and rotate objects (only geometry blocks are resizable)
  • Change lighting and add light cubes as light sources
  • Change skybox
  • Select your background music from tracks available in the game
  • Test levels right in the editor
  • Share levels through Steam Workshop
  • Play levels made by others

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7 /8
    • Processor: 2 GHz (or 4 GHz for CPUs like Celeron/Duron)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible; integrated or very low budget cards may not work
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7 /8
    • Processor: 2.0GHz x86/64
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB GForce 8600 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: 2 ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card, 258 MB video memory
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2015
Very fun game. Very realistic and almost similar to Minecraft.
Easy to finish, hard to find tokens.
Bought it when it was 0.99$. Extremely worth it.
Played for 11 hours and still not completed the game. Too busy exploring the amazing world and finding tokens.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
79.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2015
Beautiful little gem, really feels like a new world instead of a puzzle game with puzzle levels... Even though it really is just that.

The world is formed around blocky architecture with "natural" assets added to give it a more friendly and inviting environment. There's no story, dialogue, or text except for the main menu/chapter titles. Everything is presented in a manner that teaches the player what to do, instead of holding their hand/letting them walk around blindly.

The best aspect about this game is the... everything. As I said, it has no story, but with what it has (instead of what it's missing); the level design, the atmosphere, the music, the sound design, the HUD, the graphics, it hits the right note on every one of these.

I found myself smiling and feeling a sense of wonder and calmness throughout the levels, but it knows how to be a tad more serious/somewhat challenging at times as well.

As I mentioned, the game is missing something that's keeping it from being even more. I could probably say that a story would improve the experience for me, but if it weren't done correctly, it may ruin the already wonderful experience it gives.

For such a short game, I'm probably writing too much or more than such a simple game warrants, but I think everyone should consider playing this for its atmosphere and sound design. The water sounds really wet, the wind sounds really windy, and the cubes sound really cubey. Just play it for the experience, not for challenge or story.

It made me happy.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
10/10, one of my favorite games

Qbeh-1 is amzing. The developers sucessfully created an amazingly original premise for this puzzle game. You go around through a total of 36 levels and try to make your way through. There are 6 different worlds with different atmospheres and coloring to diversify the game.

The way you get though the each level is by using the cubes you are given to pass by many obstacles. There are quite a few different types of cubes too; gravity, power, basic, etc.

What really sells this game on me though is the beauty of each level. To be concise, each level looks like minecraft with shaders, without all the lag.

I'd definately recommend this game, although be sure to watch the videos and take a look at the screenshots to see for yourself.

(I bought this at 90% off btw)

The ending on 5-6 is amazing
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
If you enjoy the FPS puzzler genera? If yes then I will cut to the chase. Buy this game. It’s worth every penny. I got it on sale and I feel like I stole it. I would of loved for it to have been a bit longer. If you don’t like the FPS puzzler genera. Then go eat a bag of D’s this game is awesome. It’s a solid 8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2015
Peaceful and relaxing puzzle platformer. Simple cube mechanics which makes the game not too difficult. If you need an extra challenge, find the hidden golden pyramids in each level to unlock 6 additional levels (World 6). Nice atmospheric environments with good ambient music.
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