Cube 3

by peterlu; Posted on January 29th, 2011

Cube 3 is a mobile puzzle game made as a collaboration by several members of the Game Lab.

Cube 3 is a competitive puzzle game reminiscent of tic-tac-toe. The game is played on a 3×3 cube and the winning conditions of the game are the same as tic tac toe. ┬áThe trick is that while you can tilt the device around to look at all 6 sides, you can only play on the “top” face of the cube. At the end of your turn, you must rotate the cube to an adjacent face by flicking it in the desired direction. The next player can only play on that face. We feel the game is intellectually challenging but not so much so to be a completely confusing. The interface is designed to take advantage of the mobile platform giving the digital game a sense of existing in physical space. A large effort was put into creating a physical copy of the game as well. The physical cube is made from silicone cast in a complex milled three part mold.

Cube 3 is available for phones running iOS or Android. Get it from the official site here

Also be sure to check out the trailerfor the game made by several students from UCLA’s school of Theater Film and Television.