Cubiques is a simple but addictive puzzler by indie developer Dilmer Games. Available to download on Apple and Android devices, you play as a red cube named Red who’s aim is to reach the Orange tile having visited all other tiles in the level.
The goal is to guide the red cube from its starting point on the blue tile to the end on the orange tile while crossing every other tile in the level. Most of the tiles can only be crossed once however as they vanish once you have left them. Red is controlled simply by swiping your finger on the screen in the direction you want to go. The levels get progressively bigger and more complex as you go along. Different types of tiles are added the more you progress. For example, a grey tile which must be crossed over twice before it will disappear and black tiles which are there permanently. Currently there are only 70 levels but Dilmer is still working on this game and is updating it regularly with more levels planned in the future.
Cubiques has a very minimalist design with plain colours and the levels are in an isometric view which works quite well. The UI is clean and simple to use. Menus are easy to access and can be reached within a few touches. The Android version of this game is linked to Google Play Games allowing the use of leader boards to track your progress against your friends or other players. Cubiques can also be played offline which is a bonus as there is an increasing amount of mobile games that require an internet connection.
Equally as good as the graphics is the soundtrack. Again the music used is minimalist and fits in well with the looks and way the game plays. It helps add to the atmosphere of the game and at the same time is quite relaxing to listen to. I have not had any issues with this game in terms of performance. This was played on 2 Android devices – OnePlus 3T and a Samsung Galaxy A3 2016. Cubiques performs well on both devices and has not run into any problems.
Overall Cubiques is a good little puzzler. It looks great and is engaging and has a great atmosphere. It performs well and has a good simple layout. Currently there are 70 levels with many more to come and frequent updates are being released to improve the game further.
If you’re looking for a game to help pass the time but also challenge you, I strongly recommend giving this a try. Cubiques is available on both Android and Apple devices now.
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