Posts Tagged ‘Wollay’

Worth The Wait? – Cube World Getting New Quests

No! Behind you! That pig is the real mastermind behind all of this! Slay him before it's too la--

Cube World still exists! It may have disappeared into the blocky ethers – silent beyond only the faintest whispers – but that’s just kind of how (very small) developer Picroma rolls. Or tips over in an inefficient, angular fashion, as blocks are notoriously poor at rolling. So now here we are, finally, on the cusp of another update to the long-running alpha, and this one is set to introduce an intriguingly exploration-focused new quest system. Click [x1] of this post’s breaks for a video.

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Good News! – Cube World Isn’t Dead

Neither is this skeleton man. He is merely undead, still able to lead a happy and fulfilling un-life.

Alas, Cube World, we hardly knew ye. You sprang into our lives from Wollay’s blocky womb an alpha with a big upside, but then you did probably the most unsettling thing an alpha’s capable of: nothing. No growth. No evolution. No march ever onward to completion. After weathering a launch storm of server issues and DDoS attacks, the voxel adventure paradise suddenly ceased updates. The game and its website have been stagnant since July, leading many to fear that Wollay’s bucket of building blocks has already run dry. The developer, however, has finally piped up to put an end to the radio silence.

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Cube World Woes Continue With DDoS Attacks

Look at how sad you've made this cube person, DDoS attackers. FEEL BAD.

I don’t think it’s much of an exaggeration to say that everyone on this decidedly spherical planet wants Cube World. And given that we live in an era of limitless digital bounty, you’d think they’d all be able to zap it into their homes on glorious beams of cyberlightning in fairly short order. Day one, however, saw Cube World’s store servers wobble and lurch under incredible strain, and they’ve been up, down, and pretty much all around ever since. But that, as it turns out, is only one side of the story. That other? People being awful for no real apparent reason, of course! Developer Wollay’s come under a series of apparently timed, targeted DDoS (denial of service) attacks, necessitating frequent server downtime. Details after the break.

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Cube World Released And, Er, Unbuyable

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Nearly every RPS writer has given Cube World a good fawning over, so it should come as no surprise that we all tangled our hivemind connect-o-cords in a rush to download the long-awaited paid alpha. But then, while we greedily bickered over who would get to go first while the others reattached Alec to the Sustenance Matrix, the worst possible thing happened: developer Wollay disabled Cube World’s shop to fix problems stemming from the initial brick avalanche of downloads. So now all we can do is wait. And wail and gnash our teeth and I guess resuscitate Alec.

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Vox Rox: Some Cube World Video To Make You Happy


I have a headache and I’m tired, so I should be a right misery guts. And I was, right up until I saw the cubic camels in the latest Cube World video. The block-based RPG gets more and more winning everytime I see it, so right now it’s at peak winningness. What’s new since the last time Adam glared into bright colours of the blocky adventure? Classes, crafting, pets. The usual RPG bling, but presented in the loveliest package I’ve seen in quite some time.
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Classified Information: Cube World

Every development update makes Cube World’s differences from Minecraft more apparent, although it’s not too far removed from what I imagined the adventure mode of Mojang’s game might be – a block-based world of exploration, combat and questing. As if to prove that it’s more RPG than survival sandbox, Cube World doesn’t just have character classes, it has the most traditional set of character classes that the world has ever known. Are you ready for this? I’d advise holding onto any hats, sitting down if at all possible and swallowing any beverages that may be in your mouth. Cube World lets players be warriors, rangers, mages and rogues. But wait, there’s more!

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Cube World: Now With More Hang Gliders (And Cubes)

I feel like tiny blocks are perhaps not the most aerodynamic materials from which to construct a hang glider. But clearly, it's working here, so to each their own.

If, for some reason, all the world’s game developers suddenly decided to drop whatever else they were doing, take up gleaming blades and blood-rusted cudgels, and engage in an orchestrally-scored melee brawl for the ages, I feel like the mighty Voxel Army would win based on sheer numbers alone. These days, there are zillions of the things, and of course, no one knows why. That said, Cube World continues to intrigue me – perhaps by way of loading itself down with incredibly specific things that I like. Puppies? Sure. Monster-Hunter-esque giganto-battles? Yup. And now hang gliders, because… well, let’s not question this idea, lest it become frightened and scamper back into the magical woodland from which it emerged.

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