Cubicle Quest is a game about how life can suck. Dead end jobs, repetitive obligations, irritating coworkers... Cubicle Quest takes all of those things and turns them into enemies you can fight in an old-school RPG.
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Mostly Positive (200 reviews) - 71% of the 200 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 25, 2015

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About This Game

Cubicle Quest is a game about how life can suck. Dead end jobs, repetitive obligations, irritating coworkers... Cubicle Quest takes all of those things and turns them into enemies you can fight in an old-school RPG.

Adventuring in Cubicle Quest doesn't earn you levels and gold to fight some great ancient evil. Every quest has an impact on your character's life, whether it's getting a promotion at work, finding new friends, or figuring out what you want to do in life. Gain allies and personal strength until you take on the forces keeping you in your cubicle!

Features:
- 20-25 hours of gameplay, including post-game challenges and secret ending. Permanent choices and time-based challenges add replay value.
- Monsters don't drop gold. All your cash comes from the complex financial system, including your regular job, side gigs, and potentially starting your own business.
- In addition to destroying your credit card and college debt, you can invest your money in savings accounts and stocks.
- Instead of elements like fire and ice, you fight enemies with work or interpersonal skills for intuitive strategy. The enemies will be hitting you with unique elements too, many of them not comparable to normal RPG strategies.
- Nine party members, each useful for supporting you in different challenges.
- Multiple choices for marriage, each providing unique elements to the second half of the game. Or stay single, if you find the right quest.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 98+
    • Processor: 800MHz Intel® Pentium® III or higher
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 or better video resolution in High Color mode
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
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TrashYeti
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Good concept yet very poor execution.
Would get for 50 cents to a dollar but no more
Pros
-Quirky, kinda ok dialogue (kinda funny)
-Non-linear adventure
-Battle system is ok
Cons
-Lack of direction
-You run into instant death areas A LOT
-Without a public guide on steam, this game gets really annoying to play
-Money system is literally useless (don't get money from battles; only real way to earn money is to grind buying/selling sandwiches)
-All of the pros listed are ok but are mediocre
Despite all these flaws, I feel like the game would be infinitely better if you got money for fighting monsters.
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Pahhur
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Outside of the concept there really isn't much in this game, poor characterization, thin plot, confusing combat all serve to make this difficult to get through. Add on that it relies heavily on the base RPG Maker toolkit with few if any modifications and it just isn't worth the time or money.
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Peasant
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I loved this game, by far the best RPG Maker game I have ever played. My favorite part of the game by far is how satirical it is, in fact, the premise of the game itself can be considered satirical. An overall funny, challenging, and fun game to play.
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MALANG BEST MIDLANER
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
AMAZING, TIME KILLER 8.5/10
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issssk
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Nice! Some fights are very hard though, and the game doesn't really help you in finding out where to go, so there's a lot of try and error and running into mobs which are still way too strong (and unlike the tutorial said, you will die often).
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KRRX
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Cubicle Quest is an rpg where your life becomes fantasy!

The plot of the story is good but somehow it feels like it wasn't original. (even the names of some stuff.)
The game got LOTS of humor! (Ha Ha Ha! No, Really!)

The cons of the game is that it is made on an RPGmaker.
(I really don't know why they hate it. Maybe because the scenes and displays are pretty common.)
Also the game maybe short unlike the past rpg's you played.

But, overall I recommend it. Try it!
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Demonik
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Very funny game, constantly breaks the fourth wall. Strategy will be needed, brute force doesn't always work. Spits some truth about the lives of students/young adults with a bit of crude language/humour that is always wanted but barely ever found in modern games.
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The Internet Police
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
1.6k and you churned out this piece of ♥♥♥♥ using only free resources nice job buddy 10/10
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Wooden PC
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
SAVE everytime done fighting, SAVE everytime after check loots, SAVE everytime before talk with important NPC people.
ESCAPE in early game, ESCAPE a trap, ESCAPE from reality.
MUCH PARODY, MUCH SAVES ATTEMPT, MUCH ESCAPE ATTEMPT.

Actually bought this game only to get the trading card since the game was only $0.12 (after currency conversion), but it's better than i expected.
Worth if you buy this game at discouned price and profit from trading card.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Cubicle Quest is an rpg where your life becomes fantasy!

The plot of the story is good but somehow it feels like it wasn't original. (even the names of some stuff.)
The game got LOTS of humor! (Ha Ha Ha! No, Really!)

The cons of the game is that it is made on an RPGmaker.
(I really don't know why they hate it. Maybe because the scenes and displays are pretty common.)
Also the game maybe short unlike the past rpg's you played.

But, overall I recommend it. Try it!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
SAVE everytime done fighting, SAVE everytime after check loots, SAVE everytime before talk with important NPC people.
ESCAPE in early game, ESCAPE a trap, ESCAPE from reality.
MUCH PARODY, MUCH SAVES ATTEMPT, MUCH ESCAPE ATTEMPT.

Actually bought this game only to get the trading card since the game was only $0.12 (after currency conversion), but it's better than i expected.
Worth if you buy this game at discouned price and profit from trading card.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Nice! Some fights are very hard though, and the game doesn't really help you in finding out where to go, so there's a lot of try and error and running into mobs which are still way too strong (and unlike the tutorial said, you will die often).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Very funny game, constantly breaks the fourth wall. Strategy will be needed, brute force doesn't always work. Spits some truth about the lives of students/young adults with a bit of crude language/humour that is always wanted but barely ever found in modern games.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
AMAZING, TIME KILLER 8.5/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
291 of 341 people (85%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2015
I was given a pre-release key for this game to see if everything was fine before being released on the store, and as there may be alot of people out there looking at this game (First day launches tend to be... viewed alot) I decided to do a review of my first 30 minutes.

DON'T WANT TO READ? Here it is:
Too expensive for its quality, weird for a game that beat KickStarter (1.6k) to have default textures everywhere. If it was cheaper, then I would recommend it.

About it
It's a 2D Game made on RPG Maker about a guy that is deep in debt and depression and with a very boring job.
You will fix your problems (most of them with money) through RPGly battles and adventures through the game's map.

The game tends to break the 4th Wall quite often (Maids knowing they don't do anything or that they look all the same and character in-game talking about Nintendo and grinding gold on WoW - although the latter doesn't seems to be 4th wall, but I found it worth mentioning.)

Features
You will walk around in some confusing maze-dungeon-trap with random spawning monsters coming out of thin air all the time, fight them and proceed to walk for more 15s before getting into fight again (Like Cthulhu Saves The World, but in lesser quality)
There are chests around the mazes, and most monsters are incredibly powerful, taking a bit of a time to deal with them (Job Police), that will have some special items such as Job sheets or Self-esteem spells.

Pros
+1 It's nice fighting your problems as RPG.
+1 Takes a while to finish, although that may be related to confusing mazes other than tons of content.
+1 Beat a boss, win a promotion (That's as far as I got into the game, though!)
+1 The main menu's background is cool.

Cons
-1 The entire game is made with standard (aka default) textures that come with RPG Maker, weird for a game that beat Kickstarter ($1.6k)
-1 It doesn't even look like it has custom (aka community made or selfmade) scripts.
-1 Game's OST doesn't seem to fit the game, looks like RTP (RPG Maker Default Material) OST
-1 The game's price is.. too high. I mean, $9.99 for a RPG Maker game with no custom textures (EYE CANDY11!)
-1 Most characters' dialogues are boring and dull.

Sigh.. I hate when I have to do this. Rate a game negatively, but it happens.
I don't recommend you buying this game for $9.99, but $4.99 or $3.99 would do it.
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146 of 189 people (77%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
Where did the Kickstarter money go!? This game made a lot of money on Kickstarter and is 99% default RPG maker! $10 for a game that should be free, I paid $1 for this and I feel cheated. For the people that left positve reviews you can play hundreds of FREE games on ANY rpg maker site that will have more work put into it.

This games doesn't even use the FREE fullscrene window script, you play this in a small window, I see mapping that a 12 year old could do better, I see map errors, the amout of custom work in the game costs no more then $40 and the Kickstarter raised $1,599.... These people actually just paid off this guys credit card bill....

You can spend $10 on this game or 5 clicks to...
1 click on web and put in rpg maker site
2 click on game fourms
3 click on a random game topic
4 click the download button
5 click to install

I just saved you $10....the dev should be ashamed of themselves...
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40 of 50 people (80%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2015
I actually really liked this game's concept of combining finance management with a traditional RPG. It's a clever and unique idea I haven't really seen done like this before.

Too bad it's ABSOLUTELY INFURIATING to play. Nothing is explained. There is no direction. You will never figure out what the hell anything does. What is this status effect? What am I getting hit with? How am I supposed to block it? What does this spell/item/menu/building/area/character/monster/boss/effect/investment/weapon/armor/accessory/insert-any-gameplay-element-can-think-of-here do? You'll spend the whole time asking yourself these questions, and unfortunately you're the only one who's ever heard of this game before so you're not exactly going to find the Prima strategy guide for it.

I would describe the gameplay best as "wander aimlessly until you find the one path where monsters don't one-hit kill you, reconfigure and redo battles until you randomly find a configuration that let's you not get irredeemably reamed," When you're ready to finish the game, go to bed over and over so the main plot devices just resolve themselves. Either that or you can go fight the last boss. Because he's there. And because stabbing him makes credits roll. I guess that's reason enough.

Also there is a horrible hole under a tower with a knight that casts death (I guess?) on every single party member up to eight times every single round. There's no indication what's actually happening and I've found no combination of gear that gives you any defense against it. All I know is there's a 100% chance that knight will slap seven shades of ♥♥♥♥♥ out of you at any level. So have fun with that nightmare.

This was supposed to be leisure time; WHY AM I SO ANGRY?!
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50 of 71 people (70%) found this review helpful
97 people found this review funny
Recommended
50.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
This game has the potential to be a huge indie hit if it had a little more love put into it. RPGs live or die on their writing and this one has both clever writing and a quirky, engaging premise. Unfortunately that's been wrapped up in stock RPG Maker graphics and music. More originality in those areas would go a very long way. As it is, the game seems very much worth playing, as it definitely entertains. I'd recommend it at the less than a dollar sale price point.

As for the people complaining about where the Kickstarter money went.... The guy didn't even make enough to pay my rent for a month and clearly detailed where it all went, including paying a couple of people for some original assets. It still wasn't dven enough to compensate for the creative work he had done if he had kept it all. It can clearly be seen itemized out on his Kickstarter page.

Does Cubicle Quest need work? Yes.
Does it detract from the game? No.
Is it still fun? Yes.
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