Cube World public alpha now on sale

"Another Minecraft rip-off" you might snort haughtily after seeing Picroma's Cube World, but wait! Yes, it is set in a blocky procedurally-generated world, but it's quite a different game--an endless exploration action-RPG with adventure over each mountain and across every sea. It does follow the Minecraft business model though, and after a few hiccups you can now buy the public alpha for €15 ($20-ish).

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"Another Minecraft rip-off" you might snort haughtily after seeing Picroma's Cube World, but wait! Yes, it is set in a blocky procedurally-generated world, but it's quite a different game--an endless exploration action-RPG with adventure over each mountain and across every sea.

It does follow the Minecraft business model though, and after a few hiccups you can now buy the public alpha for €15 ($20-ish).

Rather than digging for minerals, Cube World is about roaming the world, completing quests, exploring dungeons, killing monsters, smashing bosses, hang-gliding, climbing, sailing, taming pets, and, of course, finding and crafting items. It offer both single-player and multiplayer.

Four classes are playable--warrior, rogue, ranger, and mage--with skill trees and specialisations and all that action-RPG stuff. Combat's skill-based, with dodging, combos, and whatnot.

Check the official site for more on everything it offers. Right now it's only for PC, but Mac and console versions are planned too.

You can buy the Cube World public alpha now from the developer. Picroma tried to launch this on Tuesday but the servers fell over. Things seem to be running smoothly now, though.

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    July 4, 2013 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Cube World public alpha now on sale.

    "Another Minecraft rip-off" you might snort haughtily after seeing Picroma's Cube World, but wait! Yes, it is set in a blocky procedurally-generated world, but it's quite a different game--an endless exploration action-RPG with adventure over each mountain and across every sea. It does follow the Minecraft business model though, and after a few hiccups you can now buy the public alpha for €15 ($20-ish).

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      July 4, 2013 6:06 AM

      Bought but have to wait till I get back home to play. So pumped.

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      July 4, 2013 6:38 AM

      Aaaaand the shop's dead again.

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      July 4, 2013 7:01 AM

      The tech demo froze for me when pressing any key. LMB let me spin the level around, but there was only an Exit button.

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      July 4, 2013 7:03 AM

      Haha, woke up, saw people saying the shop was up, went to the shop, and it is down. Figures.

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        July 4, 2013 7:43 AM

        It's up now, just bought it! hopefully it stays up now!

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      July 4, 2013 7:40 AM

      Wow, this looks awesome. I remember seeing this ages ago but I had forgotten about it.

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      July 4, 2013 7:46 AM

      Just a warning for potential buyers that there is no option for invert mouse. I never saw this mentioned anywhere before I bought it. Game is unplayable for me until it gets included in an update (hopefully).

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      July 4, 2013 8:01 AM

      Aaaaaah, I want to play this but I can't create an account!

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      July 4, 2013 10:53 AM

      Store is up if you already created an account. Otherwise, you still can't create an account yet.

      My observations:

      It's not easy. Which is good. Playing a warrior is fucking hard compared to the ranged classes.
      You don't necessarily spawn in an low level area, so be careful. I spawned right next to a red guy who started kicking my ass.

      Random towns and castles/dungeons are awesome...but the first castle I wandered into had like 10 people camping out and they started kicking my ass.

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      July 4, 2013 10:59 AM

      This looks Sweeeeeeeeeeet!

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      July 4, 2013 11:09 AM

      ATTN: Cap your card to 60fps. It kept overheating my card ala this thread.

      http://www.reddit.com/r/CubeWorld/comments/1hmjmf/unless_you_enable_triplebuffering_vsync_and_play/

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      July 4, 2013 11:14 AM

      Also, there's apparently a hack out there that lets you host 64 players on a server.

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        July 4, 2013 1:54 PM

        Is there a hack that allows you to make an account so you can buy the bleedin' thing?

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      July 4, 2013 3:06 PM

      This looks pretty neat. I also love the music. Really sets a great tone.

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      July 4, 2013 5:26 PM

      this is kinda what I asssumed minecraft was when i first heard about it - im surprised it took this long, or that Notch didnt do this himself

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        July 4, 2013 5:37 PM

        Mojang offered to publish the game or something like that last year but the guy decided to keep doing it on his own.

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      July 5, 2013 6:00 PM

      ugh, really wanted to try this out, Servers are down for registering an account.