Average Playtime: 2 hours

Cubotrox

Add to
My games
53
Add to
Wishlist
Save to
Collection
No reviews
Exceptional
Meh
Skip

About

CUBOTROX - CATCH, DROP AND ROTATE CUBES TO SOLVE RETRO-FUTURISTIC NEON PUZZLESWhat’s exactly Cubotrox? Cubotrox is an addictive puzzle game that challenges you to complete pixel art images by managing falling neon-colored cubes. Catch, drop and rotate your way to victory in a game with retro-futuristic neon visuals and synth-retro-wave music that excels at being “easy to play, hard to master”. EASY MECHANICS THAT ADD UP TO KILLER MIND-BREAKING CHALLENGESThe game can be summed up in a real easy way: you have pixel art images that must be completed by managing some neon-colored cubes that are constantly appearing from all sides of the screen. You must manage these cubes to complete the image. Mechanics are rather simple: catch, drop and rotate the cubes and rotate all the screen. But as you progress you start to face increasing challenges related to the limited time, the management of the cubes, the frequency of the cubes’ fall, etc. But there’s no use on explaining this: go play the game. By minute 1 you will say “hehe, this is stupidly simple”; but by minute 20 you will be fully engaged and screaming “damn! I didn’t think of that! Let’s re-start this level AGAIN!”. Believe us: you will end admitting that Cubotrox is a masterclass on “easy to play, hard to master”. A BEAUTIFUL ENDLESS STREAM OF PIXEL ARTCubotrox’ puzzles are comprised by pixel art images that must be completed through cube management. Don’t fool ourselves: there’s an ongoing pixel art craze and we’re not trying to fight against it. We love pixel art and Cubotrox is like an interactive pixel art gallery where every piece is turned into a puzzle to be solved. And it also is a HUGE pixel art gallery: +100 levels to be played and even an endless mode (coming soon) that dares you to find your skills’ limit. Get better at Cubotrox and rotate your way to the first positions in a global world ranking for both level and endless modes. LET’S TURN GREAT INDIE GAMES INTO AWESOME PUZZLES!So we were building this kick-ass pixel art library when we realized the only way of making it really perfect was by adding some of our favorite beauties. We contacted pixel artists and gamedevs we admire to ask them for permission to add their creations to our games. It turns out to be that the indie community is freaking cool and most of them agreed almost instantly. So now we have proudly included levels based on games we love such as Nuclear Throne, Enter the Gungeon, Elliot Quest, They Bleed Pixels, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and many more! ALL ABOUT THE GAME FEEL // WHY THIS TEXT IS ALMOST USELESSLet’s be brutally honest: this text is almost useless. And why is that? Because Cubotrox is ALL bite and no bark. Damn, see the our video: it is just little cubes being rotated and dropped at seemingly simple pixel-art images. We know. All people start by being a bit skeptical with Cubotrox because of its perceived simplicity but almost all those people ends addicted to it once they start playing the game. Because Cubotrox isn’t something that you can explain in a text or even through a video: Cubotrox is a feeling you get once you start playing, when the increasing difficult challenges are mixed with the retro-futuristic neon visuals and the synth-retro-wave music. It’s a great feeling that slowly secludes you in the hypnotic world of Cubotrox. So, please, stop reading this and just start playing: you will see we’re all about game feel. FEATURES +100 levels and endless mode (coming soon) - Cubotrox is a huge pixel art gallery with tons of puzzles comprised by pixel art images that must be completed. Global World Rankings - Beating lots of levels isn’t the only challenge in Cubotrox. You might refine your Cubotrox skills and get a spot on the renowned global world rankings! Retro-futuristic Neon visual style - The mix of pixel art and neon colored cubes creates some kick-ass 80s vibes. Synth-retro-wave music - Cubotrox keep the 80s vibes coming by also killing it with awesome music tracks. Innovative gameplay - Cubotrox presents seemingly simple mechanics that add up to really challenging puzzles in a new way. A true innovative experience that excels at being “easy to play, hard to master”. Absolute Game Feel - to sum up: visuals, music and mechanics become a powerful combo that translates into a masterful and hypnotic game feel that makes Cubotrox truly addictive. Who’s Behind “Cubotrox”? – About “The Barberians Game Studio”I am Jose Barberà Pastor, an indie video game developer, from Valencia (Spain). I am game designer, programmer and artist, as my brother Toni helps me with other tasks like promotion, PR, social media… We are known as “The Barberians Game Studio”
Platforms
Release date
Nov 11, 2016
Developer
The Barberians Game Studio
Publisher
Talking About Media
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://cubotrox.com/

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 (32 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 series
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 200 series
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Broadband internet connection (for leaderboard feature)
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 (32 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Corte i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 400 series
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Broadband internet connection (for leaderboard feature)

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: OS X 10.6
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 3000 series
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: OS X 10.6
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 4 MB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 400 series
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Read more...
Edit the game info
Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

Where to buy

Steam
Best of Giant Bomb 114 - Sheikh Zanzibar
Jan 14, 2017
Giant Bomb
Are You a Good Switch or a Bad Switch?
Jan 13, 2017
Giant Bomb
Mega Drive Longplay [433] The Simpsons: Barts Nightmare
May 24, 2017
World of Lon...
Bequest: Quick Look
Jan 11, 2017
Giant Bomb
Giant Machines 2017: Quick Look
Jan 15, 2017
Giant Bomb
Cuidao Ahí... Cubotrox
Dec 16, 2016
Pazos64
View all videos
330 items
11.11%
Fast and furious
11.11%
You are crazy
11.11%
YEEEEEEES!
22.22%
Encouragement! You can do it
22.22%
Are you really going for all them?
view all achievements
12 items
WGN?! - Cubotrox 11/28/16 (LegendaryNeurotoxin)
Cubotrox (2/7/2018)
Quicklook PC Cubotrox
View all streams
3 items

Cubotrox reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Spain
Product received for free The guys from the Barbarians Game Studio, from the hand of Talking About Media bring us a game that will delight lovers of arcade and challenges with progressive difficulty. Did You like Tetris? Then come closer because this interests you, as it has brushstrokes of one of the most influential games in history but goes much further and proves to have personality and dynamics of its own. Retro Aesthetics, like a lifetime arcade. Warm your hands, put a coin and start enjoying. Obviously The coin is not necessary, but the aesthetic approach of the game pays homage to the golden age of video games. Its appearance catches us from the first moment (and for the record that I have not been paid for it, but it is a very well-borne proposal) and generates that healthy curiosity to know what offers us beyond. Intuitive Gameplay, simple dynamics that complicate level to level. A square board where you will see an image that sounds a lot. From All directions, the four of the board, will be leaving pieces with a design and colors that will fit only in certain parts. We Will Have The possibility to turn the board, collect the piece and turn it independently to make it fit where it corresponds. If It is not possible to use it we can put it somewhere else momentarily or discard it while praying for another one that we can give better use. There Are Many factors to consider because time and movements will be limited. Some pieces will be lost if we do not catch them in time and others will cover part of the puzzle. We Must think quickly, master the controls to rotate board and parts and be very careful when the pieces occupy the margins of the board. Why do we have to worry about a piece touching the end of the board? Because It's one of the ways to lose the round. If time runs out; If the movements come to zero or if any part does not have space to be able to land on the board: it's over. If We also have a lapse and in one move we block another piece, the party ends. Replayability and the use of circumstances will be essential to guess what needs to be done to overcome the level. But calm, the tutorial will put you on the path of success and appear in the global ratings will be a very interesting incentive. Pixel art Puzzles, to discover objects and characters that will be familiar. The proposal gives off love for the four sides. Love for the arcade, retro Pixel and homage to big sagas and popular characters. Thus, we will have in each level a picture with aesthetic pixel art that will draw a smile as we strive to decipher the correct combination of pieces. We invite you to discover what objects and characters are those that are honored, surely you bring a pleasant surprise. Extraordinary soundtrack, so the rhythm doesn't stop. Another element to consider is the soundtrack. Electronic Music with a fast pace so that our minds do not stop to turn to the level that chokes us. Think, enjoy, give a couple of laps to the board and there it is. The Sound and Musical section drinks of the arcades and immerses us in the rest of sections in a very attractive and affordable way. Conclusions: His difficulty is progressive but relentless. The challenge that it poses from certain levels makes it very interesting. A success. In This world there is nothing perfect and the non-arcade lover will run away. But we think that anyone who knows how to appreciate the magnificent work in all the sections of the studio The Barbarians, will find in Cubotrox the perfect excuse to try to overcome the scores of other players and mark a few hours of fun with Pure tears of homage and playable innovation. Good ingredients and a development that conveys passion and affection, reflecting in the games that sure enjoy.
Read more...
read more