A Sandbox Multiplayer Airship Shooting Game.Design battleships with weapons in a "rock paper scissors" mechanic.Shoot or Collide enemy ships into pieces.Challenge players all over the world with ships designed by yourself!
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Release Date: Jun 25, 2014

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Why Early Access?

“We need you to test the gameplay and help us add more game mode.Want a new weapon design by you?Join the Early Access now!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It'll take one month or two”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“More weapons.More Multiplay mode.Island build and loot.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The main cycle is done,you can fight against players all over the world now”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We'll set the game free when we are ready for more players to play the multiplay mode,and the players who purchase the game in current prize will get some diamonds in the game”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Yes, we need your suggestions to improve the game”
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About This Game

  1. Design your own Battle Ship and Island
    Design your own battle ship with weapons,armors,functional devices In a cube based editor.
  2. Weapon Balance
    Every weapon has pros and cons,Every weapon is useful in the right position.
  3. Multiple Battle Strategy
    To fight with different types of enemy ships,use different battle strategy. Use Energy Shield to block bullets, Use Mortar or Torpedo to break shield,AA-Gun to shoot torpedo,or use armor to protect your deck and charge enemy ship directly.Use thrust to rush to the weak side of enemy ship.Use cannon to push enemy back when they charge toward you.
  4. No Role Level
    Players are equal in online battle.There is no such thing as a level 99 player kills a level 1 player with a single bullet.It's all about your control of movement and right combination of weapons.
  5. Design your own Profession
    Although there is no built-in profession as warrior or archer,With different combination of weapons and devices,you can customize the profession of your ship such as:Long range attack/Charge/Tank/Cure/Weapon obstruct.
  6. Simple combat control
    Movement,Rotation and Critical Skill cast.
  7. Weapon Merge & Weapon Height
    Put multiple weapons of the same kind in square pattern to merge them into a bigger one,make it more powerful.Raise the deck under a weapon to increase the shooting range.
  8. Everything is physical and breakable
    Every part of ship can be destroyed.When you drive your ship to collide the other ship,Decks will be broken and ship will be push back and rotate.Terrain can be destroyed with weapons too.
  9. Support Multi-player battle up to 3V3
    Cooperate with your teammates in online battle,Cure your teammate's ship with huge combined Repair Station,Arm with plenty of armors to be the Tank of team and cover your long range attacker teammate,Collide enemy with your ship to stop them from escaping when your teammate is using super skill.


  1. Minigun:
  2. [/b]High fire rate,high bullet speed,need turn your ship to aim.
  3. Energy Shield:Blocks high speed bullets,width 5,length 1,will turn red and lose function temporarily when get overtaken damage.

  4. Torpedo:Fly pass through Energy shield,only weapon to destroy deck under device.

  5. AA-Gun:Shoot down all slow bullets as torpedo and mortar ammo,high fire rate,low range,low damage.

  6. Armor:Protect the deck under it,can take several torpedo attacks,or use to collide with enemy's ship.Armor on a multiple level deck is very hard to destroy.

  7. Mortar:Low fire rate,low bullet speed,long range.Fly pass through Energy shield and armor,destroy target directly,destroy multiple targets nearby with high damage,suitable to attack heavy armor enemy,not suitable to flexible ships.

  8. Thrust:The bigger your ship is,the slower it will be,both in movement and steer,thrust increase ship's move and steer speed.

  9. Cannon:Low fire rate,high bullet speed,push enemy ships back when hit,use it to push enemy back or push them to hill and crash into pieces.

  10. Interference Robot:Hit target to make them lose function temporarily,can be used to interference weapons/energy shield/repair station/thrust etc.

  11. Repair Station:Repair device nearby automatically,not include itself.

  12. LandMine:throw landmines and wait for enemy to trigger.Can be removed by AA-Gun

  13. Magnite:pull your target closely,very useful when you want to collide your enemy or pull your enemy to the landmine area.

  14. Boomerang:can be used to attack enemy's back side,return immediately when hit enemy(so very effective in close combat),can't shoot again until the Boomerang fly back.

  15. Deck Cube:All devices must be on a deck cube,A deck can have several levels,Higher deck gives the weapon on it longer attack range.If all levels of deck are destroyed,the device on it will be destroyed too,So use torpedo to attack the deck or collide it with your ship will destroy enemy's weapons and other devices indirectly.

  16. Engine:Heart of the ship,more health point than other device,so is the deck under it.If it is destroyed,the ship will crash.

Weapon balance
  • Energy Shield block high speed bullet

  • Missile pass through Energy Shield

  • AA-Gun shoot down Missile

  • Torpedo break Deck

  • Armor withstood Torpedo

  • Mortar fly over Armor

Strategy Balance
  • High fire rate weapons strategy defeats Flexible movement strategy:
    High fire rate weapons can shoot flexible target accurately with high speed bullet.
  • Tank strategy defeats High fire rate weapons strategy:
    Energy shield and armor can block bullets effectively.
  • Low fire rate weapons strategy defeats Tank strategy:
    Take advantage of slow movement and heavy armor ships,use low speed but shield ignore missiles to destroy their line of defense.

  • Flexible movement strategy defeats Low fire rate weapons strategy:
    Use flexibility to dodge slow bullets and rush to the weak side of the enemy,shoot/collide and run.

Points and Weight Balance
The design points of ships are limited.Every strategy of points allocation has pros and cons:
Weapons and devices need more points.
Deck Cube need less,the cheap deck can be used to collide enemy ship hull,Higher deck give the weapons longer shoot range and protect devices behind it.
But more decks make your ship heavier,penalize you in low move and steer speed.Some weapons are more effective in numbers,such as single mortar has low accuracy,but plenty of mortars shoot at same time make enemy hard to escape.
So it's better to allocate points in several kinds of weapons than buy all kinds all devices.Besides,combined weapon is mush more powerful than scattered ones.

Critical Skill
The top most 3 kinds of devices can use Critical Skill in game by clicking the Critical Skill button.More devices need more cool down time,which are more powerful as well.After you release the critical skill,the weapons will keep in critical model for a short time.Every device has special critical skill.Some weapon increase attack point,some weapon increase fire rate,the thrust increase force,Energy shield refill its energy and increase energy regenerate rate,Armor refill health point and increase defense rate.
Use critical skill at right time is the key to win a battle,some critical skill can be used together,such as use critical thrust to rush to enemy then use critical armor to collide it.Use both critical thrust and critical cannon to fall back and push the following enemy away.


  • Single Game
    We made a serial of tutorial levels to teach players the pros and cons of every weapon,let you practice designing different kinds of ships to fight against enemies.Challenge epic Boss when you are ready.Some player may like to build their own levels with the built-in level and enemy editor.We plan to publish the whole editor to public in near future then you can upload your home made single play level to our game server and share with others.
  • Loot Base
    Build your military island and loot random player's island with your battle ship.If you defeat them,loot their gold,or leave yours if you die.This game mode need a network to download random island data,but don't need continuous connection as PVP mode,so if you are playing this game mode with your mobile device outside your house where is no WIFI connection,mobile network will be enough.
  • Online Battle
    This is the best part of the game,Fight other players with your teammate in real time,test your skills you practice in single game,and cooperate with your teammate.You can choose a buit-in map or a player made map.
    We plan to publish several game mode of online game map
    • Battle Map:players vs players death match.
    • Cooperation Island Map:players vs computer controlled evil island
    • Cooperation Ship Map:players vs computer controlled evil ships

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or Later
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB graphics memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB graphics memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
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100 of 152 people (66%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
CubeGun is an interesting concept done horribly, horribly wrong. Between the terrible port of an iOS game, the broken English, and just the game breaking bugs that don't even allow me to continue the game, I can't choose what is worse.

Here's a quick look video if you want to see this for yourselves, or simply read the rest of my review for the sad truth of this game.


So let me just start by what drew me into this game, the ability to make and customize your ship and levels. It seemed pretty neat that you could make a ship however you want and launch yourself at your foe. The rock, paper, scissors mechanics of the guns is cool, too. Machine guns are devastating but shields render them pretty useless, but torpedoes can blow through shields no problem, while anti-missile guns can stop the torpedoes even getting near you and so on. And the best bit of all this is that you can combine different weapons together to make up for their weaknesses. It's a pretty solid concept. But done very, very wrong.

Let me start with the gameplay. After customizing a ship to your liking with limited resources, you get thrown into battle with no warning or start-up screen. Your curiously silent weapons are blazing like no tomorrow, and there's absolutely nothing you can do to stop them. The only controls you're allowed are moving with WASD, so the only thing you have to do is point yourself at the enemy and strafe to win. Yup, that's it. And once you win the match with this method, your met with a low-res banner stating you won. Needless to say, it didn't feel like I did.

The next thing I couldn't help but notice was the terrible English littered everywhere. Sometimes the tutorials made me more confused about what something did rather than help. But hey, I can overlook it since this game isn't exactly story driven. So I pressed on some more, and encountered some interesting and overpowered enemies to fight. But rather than use my crappy weapons compared to theirs, I just used the terrible AI to my advantage and watched them drive themselves into cliffs. That seemed to be the most effective method of taking dudes down. Hell, sometimes they ran into walls themselves without me having to do anything. It was kinda funny, but mostly sad to watch.

But still, I continued like this was a guilty pleasure until I couldn't go on anymore. Not because I reached the end, but because the game is broken and doesn't allow me to. It won't let me go any farther in the single mode, Island Loot is still locked for whatever reason, and the multiplayer is dead on launch day. There wasn't a single game going. I tried scrolling what seemed infinitely through the level selection menu, but all I saw was the levels I did and lots of blank screens. And thus that led me here to this review since I can't continue beyond that point.

I'm not even gonna bother ragging on the obviously large touch buttons and poor mouse controls, so I'll wrap it up here. Don't get this game unless you want to be disappointed by a cool concept like me. Maybe if they patch this mess of a port and it goes on a steep sale will this be worth it. But for now, stay away. Stay far away.
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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 5, 2015
Auto BattlesThis game mode is for the lazy people who had just enough ambition to make either three bots that easily cooperate with each other or three of the same robots that are over powered enough to obliterate every other type of robot. In this game mode you have three bots that go over to enemy bots and slap away at their bots, the winner is the one left standing, or you could trash all of that if you enemy has a black hole launcher or cannons that just pushes you away until time runs out and the defender wins. These strategies usualy involve one tank bot and two other shooter placeb behind them, or all of the bots are tanks and shooters. I know that their are more complicated stradegies that can go into this game mode but those can only be expanded by buying better weapons.1.Easy to play game mode
2.Easy to regain bullets
3.If you win a match it will put you with stronger opponents
4.If you loose a battle it will match you up with weaker opponents
5.Variety of stradegies
6.Has the oppurtunity to choose starting position
1.Limited amount of bullets
2.Small chance of winning against stoger opponents
3.Sometimes AI is completly stupid
Fleet battlesThis game mode is for the people who are less lazy then the poeple who are mlg at Auto Battles, I currently consider this their primary game mode because is is listed as the first game mode on the list and it also has their own in game currency to play it ,oil. This game mode is one were people can have the same strats as a the Auto Battles but instead of haveing three uncontrollable bots that go and try to kill the other bots you have to kill the other teams thing? I have no idea what it's called but it's a shiny ball of light. The strategic view about this game mode is that you buy bots with electric thingies based on the weight of that bot meaning that if you are low level then you have a chance of winning if you send out alot of small bots that ae able to destroy your opponents larger bot. This gammode is by far the most balanced game mode, and has close to no flaws.1.Strategies include bot design as a requirement
2.Strategies include when to use which bot
3.Strategies include makeing small cheap bots for spamming
4.Strategies include large bots for taking out aeverything
5.Strategies include pretty much everything
6.Good balance between strong and weak bots
7.Good balance between the person winning and the person loosing
1.Getting wrecked by people with hammers and lazers
Boss battlesEvery good boss is pretty much three huge hammers with shields, AA guns, and a few magnets. This boss has close to no counter unless you consider standing at the back of the safe zone with your two freinds all with lazers and thrusters to avoid the magnets.1. Alot of strategy involved with making a good boss
2. Auto Battles and Boss Battles share the same currency required to play(bullets)
3. Bullets are easy to regain
4. Gives you boss points that you can spend at the boss shop
5. Allows you to move around your bot in a 2D mode
1. The rewards are OK but I find I get more out of Auto Battles
2. Everyone makes pretty much the same boss
MultiplayerUnlike the rest of the game modes this one is a third-person shooter were you can Wreck them scrubs. Their are two types of game modes Get the Ball (PvP) or Survival (PvE). Get the ball is a game mode in which you are in a 3D Arena and you control one of your bots and your goal is to run into a floating ball which you then carry around, when you have the ball you are slowed and have less defence, you have to carry that ball for around a whole minute. I don't think that this game mode gets you much gold or metal as survival because you only get gold or metal from killing other people but if you kill a person more then once then they imediatly rage. Survival is were you and some other people are trying to protect 3 Power Ups from hoards of AI robots, at first this may seem like you are recieving nothing but in actuality once you get to the higher waves you start recieving more then 50 gold and metal per round. In both of these game mode everyone who wants to get kills uses bots with giant hammers on them because their is currently no counter to them.1.OH BABY A TRIPLE! and MOM GET THE CAMERA!
2. No cost to play
3. Good gold and metal gain
4. Wrecking them scrubs
1.Everyone uses a hammer
2. Hammer = OP
3. Getting wrecked like a scrub
CommunityThe community that this game has is one of the nicest communities that I have every seen in a game, The people their are realy accepting and answer almost every question about the game. Don't know were to start after going through the toutorial, ask the community. Want more friends to play the game with you, ask the community. Don't know were to cummunity is, ask the.. wait, it's right here. Want to find a a different game to play that is not Cubegun, ask.. NO ONE! This game also has a very friendly in-game global chat that im sure would also be friendly.. if anyone used of course.1.You can ask almost any question you want
2. You can search for friends
3. You can eaven ask why some game modes were taken out even though they are mentioned all over the place
1. It is kind of small, but their can't be anything done aobut that
Creaters The creaters of this game a relentles bunch of video game makers who are amazing at what they do, from them you can expect a constant stream of new content. The creaters of this game are also all over the community and accept almost any good and realistic ideas that you throw at them, an example of this is that the tracking missile were an idea suggested by this person and now it's an in-game weapon. And then their is the spelling. I find that I aquire OCD purely based on the fact that everything is in a forign language and acts as though english is the secondary language, nor is their a language canging button to change that. Thier is also the fact that somethings are spalled miscorrectly in english, an example is how Get the Ball is spelled Get the Bal, they should just rename it Get the Other L in Bal. Also when someone leaves multiplayer it says "Name" has leaved IT SHOULD SAY LEFT NOT LEAVEED, LEAVEED IS NOT EVEN A WORD! I know that english is not your primary language but it doesn't seem the most professional. Remember the creaters of this game are amazing.1. They are inveractive with the community
2. They are fast with updates
3. They take sugestions
1.litttle spelz an grammmers
2. 没有语言的变化 No way to change the language
AchievementsMan was I looking forward to aquiring the vast amount of achievements that this game had to offer, for you see I need achievements to get self-esteem and I need self-esteem to get achievements, so it's a chain reaction until I run out of achievements. Why did I run out of achievements you ask thats an easy one, bacause Around 75% of the achievements are broken. I am currently dead inside. The reason that over half the achievements are broken is because they took away the gamemode that over half the achievements were based off of. I ran out of characters, so im skipping pros and cons.

Despite bugs and everything else I think this game is worth it.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31, 2015
Initially the game was bad because it had a lot of mistakes and it was barely playable. But since the last update it was really good because it was a real system introduced into the game, there are only a few errors. There were also a lot of new weapons and levels that make added some interesting there. A level system makes the game more difficult and thus better, because earlier you won without any problems.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 13, 2014
I've loaded the game to find that 1234 people (the defaulting fail number) are supposedly online and the world fails to load...
I've loaded the game to find that no one is online and the AI does rediculous things (like running away from the battlefield into oblivion) and the game goes into a stalemate idle...Photo here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/pugsprofile/screenshots/?appid=299420
I've seen text prompts that overwrote other text prompts (all in VERY broken English) so much so that I could not understand what it was trying to tell me (so the game became a chore to click and explore)...
And when the combat "worked" it was not enjoyable and felt extremely automated...

And all of this in under one hour. This game is a "Do Not Buy" title!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 16, 2015
CubeGun is a pretty unique airship fighting game that I had not heard of until yesterday while browsing Steam. Having played a couple hours I can say that the population is really low but the gmaepaly is there if a little buggy. In CubeGun you craft airships out of blocks and equip weapons and propulsion, from the tutorial it seems you can control ships either with a third person perspective manual, or with an RTS style mouse drag and click. I dont have much experience with the game but from I played it looks like something I hope gets a little more popular so it can improve.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
166.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 11, 2014
Don't let the unrecommends stop you, it's free, try it!

That being said, cubegun is a shooting game where you build a ship, slap it with turrets and spam projectiles at your enemies. The weapons are quite varied, and the synergy effect is functioning properly (e.g. Nothing is undefeatable). Currently there are 2 solo modes and 2 online modes.

The devs are real active, and they sometimes release updates and bugfixes daily! They are also very open to feedback, and as such, the game improved A LOT over the year.

Still, the lack of players means there will usually only be 1~3 servers for multiplayer, and player fleet battles are real uncommon. However, you will usually find somebody to play with. There are still a whole lot of bugs, and UI needs improvement as it looks ♥♥♥♥ now.

I would give this a 8/10, it's not a must-play, but you will most likely have fun.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 17
It's a good game for early access I think it has a big feature it will be a very good game!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
31.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 28
Not a bad game. The devs actually listen to feedback from the community, unlike some other Early Access games.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 3
CubeGun is a Early Access free to play game where you build airships out of blocks, arm it with weapons and then i guess fight other players. It worked, looked ok, played ok, sounded ok. Sort of like Robocraft game but a minecraft look. Different idea for a game. Need more debugging, rough gameplay, need more work and feedback. Mostly PVP.
Try it, maybe you might like it. Someone might like this game, but i don't.

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Posted: October 8, 2015
11/10 the tactical space battleship simulator that makes you think new tactics with every battle
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