Set in a mysterious and abstract sterile environment, Q.U.B.E. (Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion) is a first-person puzzle game that challenges players to navigate each level by manipulating coloured cubes that surround them. There's little to go on as the game begins - the player is dropped into an all-white room with few instructions, and simply has to figure their way out. The tone of game changes as the player finds small and big alterations to their environment, supported by an original score, inviting each player to let their imagination take over as to where they might be. Through experimentation and discovery, players will progress through an ever-evolving series of cube puzzles that will challenge them with logic, physics, platforming.
Developer Toxic Games’ Q.U.B.E. originally released on Steam in 2011, but thanks to the help of publisher Grip Games, recently landed itself a definitive edition of sorts. The new Director’s Cut version of the game ups the ante with enhanced visuals, a reworked soundtrack and narrative, and a 10-level time trial mode. All of this is supported by a fistful of new trophies, achievements and leaderboard ranks. Of course, all the remastered trappings and finery in the world wouldn’t count for much without a foundation. Fortunately, Q.U.B.E. has hardly changed from a gameplay perspective. It’s a first-person puzzler based around a pair of gloves capable of manipulating colored blocks in the game’s otherwise unnaturally sterile levels. The... Read Review