Connect the cubes of the same color.
The inspiration of making Cube Loop came from the game Flow or Free Flow from Big Duck Games.
Flow is a 2 dimensional game (a flat chess board) in which you have to connect the dots of the same colour.
After I made CUBICKS I thought it was nice to make a 3D Flow version. It was until later that I discovered that Big Duck Games is not the inventor of the game Flow.
The idea of Flow is from a great puzzler called Tom Cutrofello. He reviews puzzle games since 2009 and he also invented a puzzle game himself. The game is called Lab Mice Puzzle and that is the original Flow game that inspired me.
This is his blog Tom Cutrofello Puzzle Blog
In this game you experience the entire history of a planet called Cube and its moon Menu.
This is about the history of planet Cube. From the very first moment of existance, the big bang, to these modern times in which we shoot astronauts into space to discover our universe. And from the ice age, millions of years ago, to the white city smog of recent days.
During your trip you will see that planet Cube gets in into trouble sometimes. But thanks to you, it can survive! So you can bring the planet to the moment best known as today. And when you arrive there, you can make the choice for tomorrow.
Rotate the cube and change the colors of the grey cubes by tapping on them. In the end every row and column of each side of the cube should have four different colors.
The name CUBICKS is a mix of the words CUBES and LOGICS. Pretty obvious, but what about the letter K ?
The K shows that CUBICKS is also a mix of two games: RUBIK'S CUBE and SUDOKU. They both have a K pretty much at the end of the word. The K in Cubicks is a tribute to these other games.
In fact there is a small story that connects all three games. Cubicks is invented by Marcelo Pars. Years ago he went on holiday to the lakeside of Lago Maggiore in Italy with his wife and kids. Every morning he stepped out his tent, made a cup of coffee and set himself behind a sudoku. But on one morning the whole family woke up early to make a visit to the city Milano. It was a Sunday and a lot of shops were closed. But at a street corner there was a big black fellow who had installed himself behind a shelf where he showed all his second hand stuff. In the middle of that shelf there was this Rubik's Cube. Marcelo saw the cube and hesitated. He knew that buying this cube would be the end of happy mornings solving suduko's. The guy saw Marcelo looking at the cube. "It turns really easy," he said. "Why don't you give it a try?" From then on holiday looked more like work, the way Marcelo was struggling with that cube. But now he likes to think a seed was planted in his head that summer. A seed that grew in his mind to this game: Cubicks.