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The Dark Side of the Cube

by Guillaume_Cazelles - 48 Hour Compo Entry

The goal of the game is to go as high as possible.

You have to throw balls into the cubes to create platforms. You can also change the red cubes into blue cubes by touching them with a ball.

If the cube is blue, you can jump on it.
If the cube is red, you can't

Controls :

Move with WASD (For ZQSD, juste change with alt+tab)
Jump with Space
Throw a ball with the left click
Reload the level with R
Go back to the menu with enter

Theme :

At the first sight, the cubes help you to increase your score, but they are not your friends, at a random moment, they will change their color to become untouchable.

Game made by Guillaume Cazelles.

(Sorry for the bug at the beginning of a game, i didn't find the cause)

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manabreak says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:44am

Cool concept! However, you should hide the mouse cursor, as if it goes outside the window, it'll unfocus the game when you try to throw a ball.

It's rather cool atmosphere when you start reaching higher and higher, glowing cubes rising slowly... :)

Taugeshtu says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:46am

Unfortunately, perfomance of your entry is very low on my machine :( So, can't rate...

Techblogogy says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:53am

Nice game.

micdoodle8 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:56am

Nice atmosphere with the ambient background music and the glowing point lights.

Mstrp2ez says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:03am

Cool game, a few beautiful moments. Does the game ever end? I played for a few minutes and got a pretty high score, but i found no way to restart except for restarting.

HunLyxxod says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:04am

Shooting the cubes in all the directions was really fun.
Jumping on them was too hard.

Lacaranian says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:07am

Not sure how it fit the theme, but as a game it's fantastic. The morass of cubes is fun the look at and dance around. Music is nice and subtle too.

no.One says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:51pm

There are really great moments, but it seems heavy on the hardware sometimes x)

Skywilly says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:15pm

One of my favorites. Congrats !

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:48pm

Cool concept. Music is really oppresive ++

Integershift says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:43am

The game was really fun! I enjoyed it! Its just the game's theme didn't really match up with Beneath the Surface

Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:12pm

Great simple game concept but challenging, will be definitely giving this another play later.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:13pm

Nice concept. Liked it a lot :)

marccspro says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:14pm

Cool game :) The audio great !

vilya says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:19pm

I love your help screen, brilliant idea! I thought the controls felt a bit floaty for a game based on platforming though.

Also, and this is probably more just a personal preference, but I don't really think a first person view works for this. A third person view give you much better feedback about how close you are to edges, that sort of thing.

The lighting from the balls is a good idea, I really liked the look you achieved.

SFBTom says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:22pm

Oh man, I really liked the feel of this game, reminds me of a scene from Laputa! Quite difficult to play, but a lot of fun to try.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:24pm

Really cool ambience, with the music and the lighting and everything. And a neat concept too. I feel like the mouse look was a bit too sensitive but that could just be me.

mrexcessive says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:34pm

Hi. Love the look as this plays, especially the light source on the ball. Fun toy even without the height game.

radmars says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:11am

Awesome concept! Definitely hard because of the floatiness though. Bigger cubes might help.

MintArcade says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 7:31pm

Idea is very interesting. Need more in game info, but this is understandable for the 48 hours game. Visuals are great.

AlbertoSM says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 2:30pm

Looks good, but the physics get in the way of the gameplay. It could use some other background to help orientate yourself.

DonovanWu says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 4:36am

Control's a bit hard for me.

csanyk says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 7:01pm

Unity plugin crashes when I try to run:(

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