Bound across the world spreading color, creating life, tearing brains asunder and meeting interesting geometry. Slowly begin to doubt that you are playing correctly. Slowly begin to doubt that life is even able to be lived correctly. And come to a terrifying conclusion.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (63 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014
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May 5

Cube & Star: Warped and Twisted

"This is like the ultimate mind-f**k experience"
Robin E: The Gaming Ground.

Taking our cue from Robin E's vivid description, Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love is now warped (hyperbolically) beyond reason and logic.

Select the lens through which you view this bizarre, colorful little world:

Opt for the world-stretching Spindle view, the comforting and classic Perspective view, or the sociopath's delight: Data view.

Because truth isn't tied to reality, it is tied to the perspective through which we view it.

If you own the game already, you've got it right now! Update and view the world through a whole new lens.

If you don't... maybe our friend Robin E from The Gaming Ground can inspire you to take a look:

"You don't need drugs and alcohol when games such as Cube & Star exist"
Robin E: The Gaming Ground.

We're saving lives here!

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Reviews

“Cube and Star: An Arbitrary Love is one of those indie games that make us remember why indie games are so important.”
Hooked Gamers

“Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love is a strange entity, but it makes a compelling case for games as high-art.”
Critical Indie Gamer

“Cube & Star: An Arbitrary love is a wonderful weird little game ... There's some magic here.”
Rami Ismail

Cube & Star: Warped Perspectives

"This is like the ultimate mind-f**k experience" - Robin E: The Gaming Ground.



Taking our cue from Robin E's vivid description, Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love is now warped (hyperbolically) beyond reason and logic.

Select the lens through which you view this bizarre, colorful little world: Opt for the world-stretching Spindle view, the comforting and classic Perspective view, or the sociopath's delight: Data view.

Because truth isn't tied to reality, it is tied to the perspective through which we view it.

About This Game

"Spread color. Spread joy. Thrill to the emergence of strange new creatures. And burn them all to ashes."

Cube and Star: An Arbitrary Love is a game about the joy of exploration - the joy of... aimless but mindful wandering.
The world is a living, breathing entity and you - bold individual that you are; spread color throughout the land.

Day breaks, grass grows, night falls, stars fall from the sky, trees shed their fruit...

And across the world other cubes like yourself are bounding around, each with a little knowledge to impart to you... if you are curious enough to listen.

As the world become more vibrant - as you lend it your own breed of charm, secrets emerge from the ground: discover ancient relics, bizarre monetary tokens and personal journal entries left by cubes long gone.

And ultimately... fill your void with strange new knowledge, flood the world with color, burn the world to ashes - and watch as an ancient civilization is reborn.

And as you wander... relax.

This is the best of all possible worlds (and all is for the best, in the best of all possible worlds).

  • DRM-free!
  • Explore an ever-changing, ever-bizarre world.
  • Night falls, day rises, grass grows, and the world becomes slick with rain.
  • Seek out the lost voices of the Tiny Things, unearth relics, pointlessly accumulate currency.
  • Decrypt the bizarre language of the Tiny Things.
  • Resurrect long-dead creatures.
  • Flood the world with color.... and drown the world in fire.
  • Raise strange new structures and bear witness as their occupants continue their grim calling

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Mint. Or equivalent. You know how it is with Linux.
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Oh man. I don't know. Linux covers a broad area.
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Cube & Star is a game I very much wanted to enjoy, but unfortunately, the game doesn't give you enough back to warrant continued play.

You're a cube in a mostly-colorless land. You begin your quest mostly without direction. You interact with other cubes and surface-dwellers. You start to color in the environments. You meet a tiny thing and discover there may be more to them to meet the eye. It all seems like something very clever is beneath the surface, but as the hours went by, I couldn't find it. Like the other reviews say, achievements are broken. Even after you decode the language of the tiny things, not much is revealed other than cryptic laments.

As you collect currency and stars and such relics, you eventually feel the grind and pointlessness of your quest. You can spend hours coloring in the world...but when you figure out how to open the map and figure out how the big world is....you release you could easily spend another large quantity of hours filling in all the empty spaces. And for what? The tediousness of my journey weighs heavily on my cube-like shoulders, and it is with much regret that I finally ceased to roll across the plains.

Cube and Star feels like it aspires to something great but then maddeningly keeps it forever out of reach of the player.
Posted: June 21
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
64.3 hrs on record
Fun simple game. It's minimalistic but enjoyably so; you can color the world in rainbows or destroy it with the agony of fire. Raise hundreds of "tiny things" or leave them extinct, Super simple game play, feels monotanous at first but that quickly leaves and is replaced by the satisfaction of a colorful musical sandbox world from the perspective of a cube traveling across the land. At this sale price right now, definitely worth a try.
Posted: June 23
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Starts off as interesting and relaxing but quickly becomes tedious after a while of playing. I think the game doesn't want you to play it, though. So the developer accomplished that much at the very least! I really did enjoy this for a while, but the fact that most of the achievements are broken as well as a lot of them being largely about wasting time (good luck with the 1 million stars achievement, seriously...) and I get the feeling that this game could've been better with a more interesting execution. There's some neat ideas here but ultimately it ends up simply not being too much fun for more than an hour or two.
Posted: April 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
I've played this for about 2 hours so far and it's really turning into a gem of a game.
Posted: May 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Fun, surreal thing.
I've not gotten far, because I keep accidentally deleting my save file -_-.

I don't know how to describe this other than "you're a cube, and you paint things colours you get from trees, sometimes you find randomly-generated emotions".

Get it, because yeah.
Also, it's been crashing for me (64-bit Debian Linux), so there's that. ....
Posted: July 29
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35 of 43 people (81%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
I have no idea what I'm doing, but I sure am enjoying it.
Posted: February 16
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