Cubetractor

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Third party DRM: Steam

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Description

"...has a very interesting premise." - robotsgonebad.com

''So is Cubetractor worth your hard earned cash? Yes it definitely is. It’s fast, fun and engaging ...The puzzles are well thought-out, the core mechanics are honed and the difficulty curve is very even over the course of the game'' 8/10 Very Good - God Is a Geek

"One of the cutest games in quite some time is also one of the most brutal...one of those rare games that almost always seems to have a new trick up its sleeve, and yet never betrays its own simplicity." 4/5 - Games Radar


Cubetractor is a neo-retroesque action-strategy-puzzle hybrid where you defeat enemies through an unconventional cube-pulling, turret-buildling mechanic.

The game carries elements of a reverse tower defence and a grounded bullet-hell dodger to deliver a unique gameplay experience presented in a classic top-down perspective.

You play as Endroi, a menacingly happy-go-lucky quadrubot as he strives to master the art of Cubetracting -- the art of attracting Cubes. It's a deceptively straightforward skill that involves dexterity, acute awareness, multi-tasking and tactical positioning. You'll have to strategize, solve and fight your way through multitudes of enemy installations to achieve your coveted goal.


Key Features:

  • 40+ maps for you to pull, crush and build: Levels carefully designed to bring out the emergent dynamics in a unique mechanic.

  • Symmetrical Balance: Why do bad guys always have to be stronger than you? In Cubetractor, the enemy structures are exactly the same as yours, other than they got there first. Defeating them is a matter of thoughtful timing and positioning.

  • Purely indie-made: Done by 2 people, living off their savings, working off random coffee joints.

  • Hardcore Awards for Hardcore Players: The main levels are designed for speedruns. Collect all the batteries, reach the finishing goal within impressively tight time limits -- do all that without a scratch -- to earn the most coveted of accolades. Don't worry, there are also options for those of us that are more human.

Customer reviews

88

Bringing it all back home!! :-D

nalfietoo | Aug. 15, 2013 | See all nalfietoo's reviews »

It's a challenging, Retro-feel game that doesn't tire or become tedious!! With sexy pixel art and an endearing narrative / hero. Everything about it just feels right - can't really explain it any other way! Try it, you will not be disappointed - I'm on my third hour, and don't plan on stopping any time soon!

67

Difficult retro puzzler

mahon | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all mahon's reviews »

Cubetractor is a difficult retro-style puzzle game revolving around the concept of pulling crates with your robot's tractor beam. This simple concept is enough to keep you busy for hours, as there are multiple levels to complete, each with a separate mix of puzzles and enemies. The interesting thing is that the simple concept of pulling crates is enough to provide interesting challenges throughout all these levels without becoming boring. Crates merge into something new when contacted by other crates, so by controlling which crate hits which, you can influence their properties.

If the retro look doesn't scare you off, decide if you like difficult puzzles. This game will make you angry after failing yet another time, but you will keep returning to try again.