In a world where inhabitants live in the sky on floating islands made of cubes, a disaster threatens to make the population fall into the depths. Use the magic paint in this puzzle game to stuck cubes together and avoid the disaster.
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Very Positive (79 reviews) - 91% of the 79 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 4, 2015

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“Revolutionary 3d puzzle mechanics”
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“The art design is bright and rich, and the music so far is light and fluffy, complementing the real joy that is the gameplay.”

“Inventive puzzle game.”

About This Game

In a world where inhabitants live in the sky on floating islands made of cubes, a disaster threatens to make the population fall into the depths. The magic paint that keeps the cubes stuck together is drying out. Lucien, a trainee painter, fights with others against the disaster by repainting the islands.

Key features:

  • Smart puzzles in 3d in a zen world
  • Magic paints with improbable powers, allowing many possibilities
  • The little adventure of Lucien, a trainee painter travelling through the sky
  • More than 100 levels to discover in 7 different skies

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or later version
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • OS: Windows XP or later version
    • Processor: 2.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
"Paint the blocks and they don't drop"
Just a brilliant 3D Puzzle game. Over 100 levels of fun. A dreamy soundtrack. Nice cubicle graphics. And lots of thinking. Use different paints with special abilities (red for floating, gold for floodfill, green for elastic and blue for solid blocks) They are being unlocked during the game and make the puzzles sometimes even harder.
But it's still fun. First you paint the blocks then you push the button and you see immediatly the result. Sometimes you must use the different colored blocks as hooks or bolts. The exclamation sign (!) levels are extra hard. Aim is to prevent the houses falling into the abyss.

Besides some little bugs (a gamecache verify caused a savegame wipe and the last update made an achievement broken) is Ubinota a very good game.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
This is a fascinating puzzle game that is partially undermined by a middling user interface and missing feature.

The concept is creative - paint blocks to anchor houses and keep them from falling out of the sky. There are different blocks with different abilities (red ones float, green ones are bendy, etc.), and you have a limited amount of each color. The puzzles start out fairly easy, but quickly become mind-bending. I was able to solve all but one on my own; unfortunately I'm not seeing a guide to get me past that one, although it's thankfully a bonus.
The game is strong, but it could be better with one thing: the ability to step back to just before you tested your solution so you don't have to redo every puzzle from scratch every attempt. That probably added an hour to the 5 hours it took me to finish. Without that frustration, the ability to experiment more freely would greatly improve the game. The ambiance and story are cute, the puzzles creative and always providing new twists. If it were just a little more friendly to the player, it would be perfect, instead of just very good. (also, the physics of the drop seem to be a little random; sometimes doing the exact same thing twice would have completely different results. A little annoying, but not too bad).
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2015
The mechanics are great, the soundtrack is phenomenal, the design is unique, and the game is simply beatiful. I usually get frustrated playing puzzle games, but the music gives off the most peaceful vibes that turn my frustration into relaxation. It's amazing how this works. Definitely worth playing!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2015
Very cool physic-based puzzle game where you've to paint the blocks so they don't fall. Must buy if you love puzzle games and sometimes you can get it at 50% discount :)
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 5, 2015
In this installment of Indie Investigations, we take a look at Ubionta by Rota Team. It's a puzzle game, and as such I spend a lot of this video frustrated. Artwork is okay, music is very zen, but the gameplay leaves a little to desired. My verdict: It's okay. Watch the video and find out why!
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2015
My Quick Look of Ubinota:

The story is there is a civilization in the clouds, made possible by using paint that can fix the clouds in space. As the levels progress you're given more and more types of paint colors that need to properly anchor to the correct fixed clouds.

It's almost like solving multiple mazes in a 3D space. Extremely relaxing and zen-like. Well executed.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2015
Awesome puzzle game.
Haven't seen such a nice puzzle for a long time.
And it has a very unique puzzle concept. It is reeeeally fun to play.

The goal is to paint the block in such a way so that the houses doesn't fall.
There are six kind of paint which make the game more fun.

All levels are well made and entertaining.
It also has nice and easy achievements. All achievements have a clear description of how to unlock it.
And it comes with a well made story. There aren't many puzzle games come with story.

The bad is...
It has 1 impossible achievement, but you can do something about it. Find how to unlock it in discussion.
Unfortunately it doesn't have trading cards. I hope they will add it in the future.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
71.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2015
Beautiful game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Some of the physics puzzle levels can be beaten by just doing the same thing over and over again because the physics engine is so poor.

One of the achievements was updated to be impossible without modifying the game's files.

I rarely see a game ask for admin privileges - I don't suspect foul play, but it irks me out every time.

There is no button to simply undo your puzzle solution attempt without wiping everything you just made. Why? It's not making figuring out the solution any harder, it's making it tedious to paint dozens of tiles again to try a solution with a slight variable.

Somehow even the story manages to ♥♥♥♥ me off because the main character is just trying to chew on everything including paint (he's hungry - that's the extent of his personality), and everyone else is a complete jerkwad who doesn't appreciate this kid doing this for them. Duh, of course it's meant for comedic purposes, but for me it's not funny, it's just slapping me in the face for having the audacity to play this thing in the first place. It's the game's characters genuinely treating me like trash for saving their lives.

And every time you fail, you hear the main character make the disappointed, bratty sound of your own ears excreting. You desperately try to hit the retry-button to stop him from making that sound but it's always too late. I ended up muting the entire game and listening to conspiracy theorists on YouTube. It was an improvement.

The game wasn't fun. It was challenging at times, but very repetitive.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2015
Ubinota is a great game. It offers challenging puzzles with a moderately increasing pace of difficulty, yet every puzzle is more fun than the one before it. The characters are funny and the art style is good. The music is relaxing and really suits the "floating islands in the sky" theme.

-You play as Lucien; a boy that repaints floating islands in the form of puzzles to save his people, with the help of a wizard, who creates these magical paints.

-This game combines puzzles with physics, as you have to balance cubes and islands in advanced levels, using various types of paint.

-Great relaxing music.

-Fair price for a must have in this genre.

I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who likes a challenging puzzle game with increasing difficulty, great music, and good physics.
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7.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
Product received for free
nice little puzzle game :)
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Mischief Managed
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 23
Very nice complex puzzles.
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Neon Henchman
5.2 hrs
Posted: September 20
A puzzle game as I like'em best, simple mechanics that still offer a lot of depth.

The floating, cubic islands are collapsing, and their houses are in danger of falling into the void, so as a painter, and with the help of a wizard, you'll be painting cubes using various colors of paint, to keep them still (or relatively so), using pillars as footing, and saving the people from their impending doom. It's a very interesting gimmick that I've rarely seen, and you'll need to think of a certain pattern to paint the stage before pressing the red button, the moment of truth which makes the blocks fall, and hope that the houses are safe and thus completes the level. As you progress through the game, you'll be unlocking said paints, which all act in a different way; blue and cyan keep the cubes still, red makes them float up, green sort of has elastic and loose properties, etc.

Like the greatest puzzle games of the time, the game uses these limited options and soon grows surprinsingly complex. You don't always have access to all paints in a level, and you are always limited depending on it, so it leads to many various situations. In a level, you'd have to make a blue platform holding the homes, then make two blue platforms bellow to catch it, in the other you'd have to make a blue platform again, but catch it using a carefully crafted array of green blocks, acting like a net. The game also has a very good physics engine on the block and homes, which you also have to account for, so for example, you'd have to watch out so that one of the red blocks that support a platform doesn't lift up a side too much due to a lack of weight, and making the poor people fall off, or even have to use unpainted blocks to keep a bridge of blue blocks, over the void, still and safe. Again, the creators managed to make very creative levels using limited resources.

If there are some things I would complain, is that the camera remains focused on a single point, you can't move it to the sides, only rotate it, so visibility can sometimes be a problem, and if you pushed the red button, but it didn't work, you can't go back and try to figure what you painted wrong, the game forces you to restart from scratch, painting everything again. I can overlook these issues though, for the sake of enjoying the game, it's not that bad in the grand scheme of things.

The graphics are good. I wouldn't say that the cutscenes are riveting, as the story is pretty childish and basic, there's even some running gag with Lucien being hungry all the time and eating paint. The in-game art however, is pretty neat, it's colorful and cartoony, and there's a lot of neat paintings on the cubes, giving most levels a flair of their own. Some of these drawings also take advantage of the perspective on the cubes to make a pretty damn cool picture.

I was pleasantly surprised by this puzzle game, so much that I would be interested for a sequel. It uses limited options to its best, and the painting gimmick isn't something I've seen much as well. Definitely pick it up if you're an avid fan of puzzles.
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AC-130H "Spectre"
7.6 hrs
Posted: September 1
Sweet little puzzle-game :)
I really enjoyed the gameplay (mouse only) and the athmosphere. I really like! Sadly, it used to crash from time to time, but due to level-based gameplay, you won't lose any progress.

9/10 ... would buy again - even worth full price!

+ visceral gameplay
+ sweet graphics
+ lovely kind of humour
+ great soundtrack
+ great to play in boring university-lessons ;)

- a little buggy, but that's ok

P.S: Nevermind my gameplay-time, I finished it ;)
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11.7 hrs
Posted: June 8
Nice little game. Some puzzles are tedious, some of them painfully simple, decent little game, everyone should give a chance to it :)

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7.2 hrs
Posted: May 27
It's a good basic puzzle game. Worht a few bucks for a few hours of fun zolving puzzles. The later levels can get a bit annoying as they require trail and error to solve and every time you try it makes you start the level over again even though you'd only want to change one or two things.

Over all the game is fairly easy so making you redo whole levels isn't a huge issue but one I certainly hope they fix if they ever make another game like this.
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4.6 hrs
Posted: May 3
This kid is hungry D:
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12.8 hrs
Posted: April 29
Enjoyable and relaxed playing with physics with well balanced difficulty (neither easy nor too hard)
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2.6 hrs
Posted: April 8
It's easy to play, to control and you can enjoy it to relax. Game's sound is not very interested. Some challenges are easy to pass, but others are hard, a lot of achievements to unlock.
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