Cube and Star: An Arbitrary Love


(9 votes) *Average rating will show after 20 votes
| Comments (1) | Views (449)

Cube and Star: An Arbitrary Love

JohnBCube & Star: An Arbitrary Love is the kind of game you fire up when you know you want to play something but aren't quite sure what you're in the mood for. The delightfully abstract experience from Doppler Interactive puts you in a gray world and says "now go out and do stuff". That "stuff" involves bumping into trees, painting the ground different colors, knocking corners with other shapes, collecting some of the many strange items hidden throughout the environment, and just generally rolling around to see what you can see. Somehow, it's bizarrely entertaining.

Cube and Star: An Arbitrary LoveThe world of Cube & Star kind of does its own thing. Other creatures walk around, trees and pyramids spring up, night falls, strange structures pop out of nowhere, and so on. There are some achievement-like goals to work towards such as collecting ancient relics, money tokens and journal entries, but otherwise you're not shoehorned into doing anything in particular. There's a simple language you can decrypt, or you can focus on painting everything and subsequently burning it to the ground. Whatever your strange sandbox desires happen to be, Cube & Star will probably accommodate you.

The more we talk about Cube & Star the less there is to discover. It seems a little aimless at first (which isn't necessarily a bad thing), but as you play you uncover some more traditional game-like features, so stick with it. It's easy to get frustrated with Cube & Star, but it's easy to get lost in it, too. Just keep telling yourself to relax. There's no right or wrong way to play. If you're a cube and you're standing there, you're doing it right. Now just start hopping around and see what you bump into.

WindowsWindows:
Get the full version

Mac OS XMac OS X:
Get the full version

LinuxLinux:
Get the full version

1 Comment

clay.sweetser Author Profile Page March 10, 2014 12:42 AM

I don't know why, but the floating pyramids seem... sinister. Granted, I've only been playing for about 10 minutes so far, but what they say makes me think they are planning something...

Score: 1 (1 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
Find the Escape-Men Part 126: The Special Property> Dora The apartment in this escape game's rent is suspiciously low, and there's a weird smell here too... so it's probably not a good sign your realtor has locked you inside! Experience a whole lot of weirdness (and a jump scare or two) in this very silly game from no1game.  ...
331 Views
1 Comment
Natural Selection 2> Johnny123 Your cute little spider-ball is hungry. Use the mouse to shoot strands of webbing to pull him around each level, catching and ensaring flies and avoiding the angry bees that chase you through each level.  ...
6,497 Views
1 Comment
This War of Mine> Dora In this compelling and grim indie simulation, you control a group of survivors struggling to get by day to day in an increasingly dangerous city that's turned into a war zone. As the days pass, you're forced to push the limits of what you're comfortable with in order to survive, and rather than glorifying war for heroics, This War of Mine humanizes it for its people.  ...
3,201 Views
1 Comment
Kingdom Rush Origins> Dora Ironhide Games is back for more with the third installment in their wildly popular realtime strategy/tower defense game series available for iOS and Android. As gorgeous and charming as you'd expect, Origins doesn't do much to shake up the established formula, but with new enemies, locations, heroes, and more, it's everything fans enjoy with a high coat of polish.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Surface: Game of Gods

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!