Cube World developer Wollay explains why the game has seen repeated delays

    
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With Cube World once again in the spotlight thanks to a promised launch on Steam this fall, many are perhaps looking for an explanation on why the game has been pushed back from release over four years. Developer Wolfram “Wollay” von Funck has provided that explanation back on his original blog.

In short: von Funck was jarred by a DDoS attack when the game’s shop opened and has been mentally struggling ever since:

“I never told anyone about it, and I don’t want to go into the details, but I’m dealing with anxiety and depression ever since [the attack]. Social media didn’t improve it, as you might imagine. I’m still not sure if it’s a good idea to tell the world about it, but I wanted to give the fans an explanation.”

Wollay also explains that Cube World releases were delayed due to being a “perfectionist,” which led to him worrying that releases and updates weren’t good enough. That said, work on what he calls “Cube World 2.0″ is apparently moving along, with promise of a home page and lore-related things in development along with the new update.

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

With this DDoS history, turning away from managing the storefront alone to using Valve’s backend makes even more sense (let alone the increased exposure)

Wish him good luck.

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blahlbinoa .

Even if I don’t get my steam key from them, I’ll still buy it again. I’ll be buying for my wife as well. The dev delivered what I thought was a great game. Sure I haven’t played it in awhile, but I’m ready to start it up again when it comes out on steam. Hopefully Epic doesn’t swoop in and try to nab it though.

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Kenji Takeda

Wether you want your key or not it should be given as that what you purchased.

But in another note I’m hyped

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camren_rooke

Perfect is the enemy of the good.

That said, hopefully they have steeled themselves against the jackanapes of the internet.

I am still looking forward to it.

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IronSalamander8 .

I still have the shortcut on my desktop and some screen shots laying around somewhere. It may looks a little like Minecraft but its focus is on an action RPG type game instead of digging/building. I’m glad he’s doing better, it’s a neat game.

Even though I have the separate client, I went and wishlisted in on Steam. I’m looking forward to seeing progress on it.

I found some pics I took I can link:

Cube World 1.jpg
Cube World 2.jpg
Cube World 3.jpg
Cube World 4.jpg
Cube World 5.jpg
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BalsBigBrother

Yeah as recent experiences reminded me people can be nasty and can make you question why you do a thing at times. Sometimes you just need to walk away for your own good.

I seem to remember liking this game and it being super cute so I hope he has a better run at it this go round so we can get a full game experience.

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peor togs

Good job overcoming, Woolay! Looking forward to this.

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Minimalistway

I remember the DDOSing and i remember people yelling repeatedly about how the game is a copy of Minecraft, some people tried to remind others about Minecraft origin, people seems to forget Infiniminer, it even have a page in Minecraft Offical wiki:
https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Infiniminer

But i think some DDOSers just wanted to mess around with the developer for no reason.

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deekay_000

i get where he’s coming from. cant say ive ever been ddosed but ive weathered too many storms that are at the very least excercises in testing my faith in humanity.

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camren_rooke

As long as you expect the worst out of humans you will frequently be pleasantly surprised.