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  • Summary: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube is an atmospheric 1st-person puzzle platformer by Liquid Flower that takes players on an inspired quest through a variety of divergent worlds, each filled with new mysteries and secrets to uncover. In each world, players find special cubes that must be collected andQBEH-1: The Atlas Cube is an atmospheric 1st-person puzzle platformer by Liquid Flower that takes players on an inspired quest through a variety of divergent worlds, each filled with new mysteries and secrets to uncover. In each world, players find special cubes that must be collected and used to navigate to the next portal. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 30, 2014
    90
    It’s peaceful, intellectually rewarding, and of all things a stress reliever. Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube, is great.
  2. Nov 4, 2014
    80
    Honestly, there is little bad I can say about Qbeh-1. In a try-hard industry of pretentious or sloppy writing and presentation, Qbeh-1 teaches us that it’s sometimes okay to just be a game and nothing else. If you like challenging puzzles and enjoy a fun meditative zen aesthetic, get this game – it’s worth your time.
  3. Sep 15, 2014
    70
    While the game is pretty simple and far from being a compelling and engrossing experience, being merely good, if you like serene affairs that focus on exploration and let you choose your own pace, without being overly challenging, you’ll find Qbeh-1 to be a pretty good fit.
  4. 60
    Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube is an interesting block puzzle game which unfortunately feels like it's compacting a few similar ideas together which makes it feel unfocused at times. However it is generally a clever little game, with interesting puzzles, a beautiful art style, and soothing background music.
  5. Sep 12, 2014
    60
    If you’re up for an artistically ambitious puzzle game and don’t mind getting lost in the stages (literally), Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube will mesmerize you the whole way through.
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  1. Mar 6, 2015
    9
    I bought this game in a Steam sale thinking it might be like Portal or something. Portal it is not, lol. Qbeh-1 is a series of 36 differentI bought this game in a Steam sale thinking it might be like Portal or something. Portal it is not, lol. Qbeh-1 is a series of 36 different 3D mazes that are floating suspended in the upper atmosphere. Your job is to find your way to the end of each maze using increasingly specialized blocks to bypass obstructions. There is also at least one hidden secret in every maze which ramps the difficulty dramatically if you want to unlock everything. My play-through lasted about 40 hours according to Steam but I was taking it easy, often finishing each maze, then returning to find the secret later. If you like 3D puzzle games you'll surely like this one. I would have given it a 10 but there really isn't any story at all. Expand
  2. Apr 6, 2015
    8
    Very nice puzzle game, if a little hollow. Finishing levels is for the most part straightforward. Finding the secrets may be a littleVery nice puzzle game, if a little hollow. Finishing levels is for the most part straightforward. Finding the secrets may be a little challenging and is perhaps the more valuable side of the game.

    Do not expect any special rewards, achievements or a story - you just play till you finish.

    A level or two were unnecessarily challenging in terms of execution. This is annoying as the main goal of the game is figuring out what to do, not to do the perfect jumps out of 20 attempts.

    One other downside is the checkpoint system. If you happen to find a secret pyramid and then die, you might lose the pyramid, because you took it after you activated your last checkpoint. Not obvious and you need to replay either the full level or a relatively lengthy part of it, which gets tedious.
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  3. Jul 1, 2014
    7
    I have never reviewed a game on Metacrtic so that already shows my love for this game. Considering this comes from a fresh new developer theyI have never reviewed a game on Metacrtic so that already shows my love for this game. Considering this comes from a fresh new developer they have done a fantastic job in making a mystical world with very few models and effects. The game is relaxing and rewarding while the frequent checkpoints make most of the game painless. Clocking in at around 4/5 hours on your first play through it isn't bad at the price tag of £7. The biggest factor and the main reason I have given the game a 7 is for the lack of narrative. The game tries to hint at a story through the cubes, symbols and status laying around but it isn't enough. Just like Q.U.B.E and Anti chamber it fails to deliver in this department. With that being said I was compelled to play the game and found my self immersed in the game world.

    Thank you Liquid Flower for creating such a brilliant little game and good luck in the future!
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