God Is a Geek: ''So is Cubetractor worth your hard earned cash? Yes it definitely is. It’s fast, fun and engaging ..'' ''The puzzles are well thought-out, the core mechanics are honed and the difficulty curve is very even over the course of the game'' - 8/10 Very Good
Games Radar: "One of the cutest games in quite some time is also one of the most brutal."
"...one of those rare games that almost always seems to have a new trick up its sleeve, and yet never betrays its own simplicity." - 4/5
Cubetractor is a neo-retroesque action-strategy-puzzle hybrid where you defeat enemies through an unconventional cube-pulling, turret-buildling mechanic.
The game carries elements of a reverse tower defence and a grounded bullet-hell dodger to deliver a unique gameplay experience presented in a classic top-down perspective.
You play as Endroi, a menacingly happy-go-lucky quadrubot as he strives to master the art of Cubetracting -- the art of attracting Cubes. It's a deceptively straightforward skill that involves dexterity, acute awareness, multi-tasking and tactical positioning. You'll have to strategize, solve and fight your way through multitudes of enemy installations to achieve your coveted goal.
Cubetractor also won the IGF China Best Game Award 2012.
- 40+ maps for you to pull, crush and build: Levels carefully designed to bring out the emergent dynamics in a unique mechanic.
- Symmetrical Balance: Why do bad guys always have to be stronger than you? In Cubetractor, the enemy structures are exactly the same as yours, other than they got there first. Defeating them is a matter of thoughtful timing and positioning.
- Purely indie-made: Done by 2 people, living off their savings, working off random coffee joints.
- Hardcore Awards for Hardcore Players: The main levels are designed for speedruns. Collect all the batteries, reach the finishing goal within impressively tight time limits -- do all that without a scratch -- to earn the most coveted of accolades. Don't worry, there are also options for those of us that are more human.