Cube World resumes active development

When voxel sandbox Trove hit the pavement running, I know I wasn’t alone when my first reaction was, “Damn, this looks like Cube World, only, you know, getting updated!” Now I might need to eat my words because Cube World is indeed under development again after a long hiatus. And I do mean long.

While the game’s website hasn’t had an update since June 2014 when alpha buyers were left a bit in the lurch, dev Wolfram von Funck started pushing out tweets about development two months ago and hasn’t let up. The most recent one arrived over the weekend:

Localization, quests, traps, NPCs, skills, music, city structures, airships, tooltips, parachutes, and maps are among the things apparently under revamp.

Here’s a bit of the music:

Source: Twitter. Thanks, Dug!
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cpc8472
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cpc8472

I am reserving some playtime in 2020 for when this gets released, but I can postpone that as need be.

se7engames
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se7engames

I wondered what happened to cube world! Now I know, thank you guys!  I’ve been really busy since Trove and I’m also involved in the Alpha for Skysaga… both are extremely fun!

I want to play more Landmark and TUG but both do not run as smoothly on my machine. I need an upgrade bad!

Siphaed
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Siphaed

ArcSxavier Siphaed 
Because it is still in Alpha testing.  In fact, their first few Alpha builds were EU only. I think it was just either barely this year or very late last year that they even started doing NA too.

AdeptusEnginus
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AdeptusEnginus

DugFromTheEarth AdeptusEnginus Yeah, I know. It’s worth reporting on regardless of being old. I ironically already knew about it because I had done my periodic checking in o n the Cube World Reddit /yesterday/ and saw that the dev had continued making updates beyond the first one he made I had seen about a month ago.

Still, just pointing out that technically, active development resumed a while ago. Enough updates have just finally been coming consistently to make the assumption the guy is actually going full-time again.

ArcSxavier
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ArcSxavier

Siphaed what sucks is that they are ip blocked and most other countries can’t play except north america and europe atm… so yeah, I can’t say something good for this game myself since I lack gameplay time on it

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

Siphaed SkySaga is fun and also a TEAM of people as CubeWorld is 1 guy.

Superbrak
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Superbrak

I still hold out hope for Cube World. I wanted to like Trove… but it just doesn’t grab me for some reason I cant put my finger on. And SkySaga just doesn’t look good to me at all.
I think neither Trove nor SkySaga trip the retro-nostalgia switches in my brain like Cube World did.

Kalamari
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Kalamari

Bannex19 dammit. always to late. :D

Rozyn
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Rozyn

What’s funny is I remember the absolute outrage over Trove daring to do anything similar to Cube World back when it was revealed. Now Trove is successfully launched, has a bunch of happy players, and Cube World is ‘tweeting’ about updates. Competition is good. It’s also why I do sometimes wish “AAA studios” with funding would try more indie style games design. A professional team and a budget does wonders.

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

Modrain This is the most consistent amount of updating he has ever done to date. Typically, his updates are maybe 2 or 3 at max, and separated by 6+ months of silence. The fact that he has been updating every couple of days for over a month now, is rather shocking. (but very awesome)

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

AdeptusEnginus Yeah, its about a month old, but considering most people thought the game was dead about 2 years ago, many werent aware that the dev started updating again.

Most people gave up and stopped checking on the game months and months ago

AdeptusEnginus
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AdeptusEnginus

I would point out this is somewhat old news; as seen by the tweets you have posted here, he began posting about returning to the development cycle as far back as late October. As of now there still haven’t been any updates to the game itself, just promises that one is coming.

If this actually goes somewhere, I’ll be interested to see how the updated form of Cube World stands up to Trove. When Cube World first came out it had a real feeling of uniqueness because there really hadn’t been a game like it before; a Voxel Game built around adventuring rather than building. Since it was all but abandoned, we got another game to fill its place that really for the most part ended up doing its job better.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Who’s got the Funck? Wolfram’s got the Funck!

AdeptusEnginus
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AdeptusEnginus

Siphaed SkySaga actually IS a Minecraft clone though. Cube World is/was an adventure game with little to no building involved. That’s like comparing Organic Apples to Lego Oranges.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Siphaed SkySaga is so damn cute!

Siphaed
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Siphaed

Sorry, but voxel game SkySaga has actively STAYED in development with a much more vibrant colour palette and a more eye pleasing game world.  The variation helps differ it from just looking like yet another Minecraft clone. Also, the playable monkeys look like actual monkeys instead of 1990’s PS1 pixies.

ProfessionalNoob
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ProfessionalNoob

ManastuUtakata Voxehedrons of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.

Dope_Danny
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Dope_Danny

Man, if ever there was a ‘fool me once’ in indie games…

Silverlock
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Silverlock

Well that’s nice to see I certainly liked this game more then Trove. It does seem like he just sat back and let Trove eat his lunch though.

Modrain
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Modrain

Shermanx Modrain The game is certainly well polished and might feel complete to some, however it is not complete in its current when compared to the promised features. That’s why there has been all that drama around Wollay supposedly “running away with the money”. Players paid for an alpha with the promise of getting a final version at some point, that not only they didn’t get in 2.5 years, but barely heard anything about for extended periods of time. Cube World not being complete is the whole reason many felt scammed and angry.

Serrenity
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Serrenity

Interesting — I bought in to CubeWorld ad it was a lot of fun.  I just stopped playing because I wanted some more features.  Hopefully he does another release here soon.

Madda
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Madda

Hope the dude learned his lesson about not giving out updates or anything. With a game like this promising so much and Alpha buying, suddenly going quiet for a year and some does wonders for your audience.

KingoZZie
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KingoZZie

Got this game with frinds pretty early on and had some fun with friends. But the inactivity on Cube World development was the first time I realized buying into alpha might not be all sunshine and rainbows.

MyCatIam
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MyCatIam

Can’t wait.

Bannex19
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Bannex19

Wow that may be the first time I’ve ever seen somebody mad at a person for simply reading articles and commenting…

Shermanx
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Shermanx

Modrain Game runs great for me and feels almost complete, only issue I had was that the network port is 12345 and that is blocked by my isp.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

asdthefish 10-4 good buddy.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Still waiting for my voxel game that uses spheres or octahedrons…

ProfessionalNoob
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ProfessionalNoob

Here’s hoping for them!

asdthefish
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asdthefish

Armsbend stop commenting on every post its really annoying. You aren’t going to get famous.

Modrain
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Modrain

Don’t eat your words too fast! While it’s sure that Wollay’s current activity on Twitter is notable, but he has had occasional period of activity throughout the 2 years and a half since the alpha release that haven’t bring anything new to the table.

Now, I hope that the people who paid for the game will finally get something worth to be called a final version. That could fix, at least a little, the amount of damage its developers have nonchalantly done both to players and other developers.

Mind Flayer
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Mind Flayer

Tweets are nice, but unless they can actually pump out this stuff, like now, I’m afraid the competition has already left them in the dust.  (Trove and SkySaga are two easy examples)

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Don’t care, but I came in to say Wolfram von Funck might be one of the coolest names ever.  So cool it seems made up!

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Cool.  Hope it’s not too little too late for Cube World.

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

This is great. :D

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