January 17, 2012
It always warms my heart to see an indie game become successful. We’ve seen it happen with such classics like Braid and World of Goo. It seems that the next indie game to join the rosters is Q.U.B.E., a game that I didn’t even hear about until very recently (Listen, I’ve been busy). Within four days of its release, the game has already sold 12 thousand copies and has earned back the money that was invested into it from the Indie Fund. There has even been talk about moving the game to platforms other than the PC. So we may be seeing it on the PSN, Xbox Live Market place, and/or OS X sometime soon.
Toxic Games, the developers of Q.U.B.E., are no doubt happy about this. The game, which was originally budgeted for $42,000, eventually cost $90,000 in investment money, so all the parties involved in the game being made must be breathing a sigh of relief to see that it was all worth it. I know I’m going to be making the investment worthwhile once I get around to buying the game. There has been a lot of good buzz surrounding it, and the trailer really grabbed my attention. However, that ‘s mainly because it reminded me (and probably many others) of Portal, which you all know I’m a sucker for. Either way, it’s definitely getting put down on the long list of “Games Alex Has To Play.” I’m accepting donations.