Q.U.B.E. (found betas of PC puzzle game; 2010-2011)

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The logo for Q.U.B.E..

Status: Found

Date found: Unknown

Found by: Unknown

Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion (Q.U.B.E.) is an independent first-person puzzle game released for the PC on December 17th, 2011, a director's cut for the game released on PC and other platforms in 2015, and a sequel, Q.U.B.E. 2, was released on March 13th, 2018.

The game takes place in a sterile environment similar to that of Portal, with the player's character waking up equipped with high-tech gloves which are able to manipulate and extrude color-coded cubes in the environment.

Q.U.B.E. was developed by Toxic Games and originated as a student project. The developers had an IndieDB page to post news and beta versions of the game when they became available. Some footage of these betas have been released on YouTube at the time that they were available, but at some point after the game's official release, the developers removed the beta versions off their IndieDB page.

For some unknown reason, the files are not able to be downloaded via the Internet Archive, but reuploads have been found. There could be more beta versions of the game that aren't preserved, as they were not released publicly. [Somewhat playable versions of some Pre-July Beta builds can be found in the files of the July Beta and Beta 1.2]

Beta Versions

Version Name Release Date Status Proof of Existence Notes
Q.U.B.E. July Beta July 6 2010 Found Archived IndieDB listing, Found through archived link from a now deleted Q.U.B.E. 2 Steam thread. This was the first release from the developers.
Q.U.B.E. Beta 1.2 July 24 2010 Found Archived IndieDB listing, Found through archived link from a now deleted Q.U.B.E. 2 Steam thread.
Q.U.B.E. Beta 1.3 October 23 2010 Found Found through archived link in an article linked from a youtube video showing gameplay.

Videos

Gameplay of beta version 1.3.
Gameplay of an early version of Q.U.B.E. that is more akin to the final game.
Gameplay of an early demo version of Q.U.B.E..
Trailer for the final game.
Gameplay of an late in developmet version of Q.U.B.E. that is even more akin to the final game.
Gameplay of an near final version of Q.U.B.E.. It shows a more rough version of the final game.