Cube Café is a time management game in the genre of Diner Dash, Sally's Spa, Ninja Kitchen, and Cake Mania, where customers come in, and you perform a series of quick moves to fulfill their orders.
On traditional platforms, these moves are done with mouse clicks, but we thought this sort of game would be an excellent fit for the Sifteo cubes because of the physical nature of the interaction.
So we coded up a prototype, and after going through several user interface possibilities, we've come up with a system that is not only satisfying and fun, but is also versatile enough to really offer a pretty complex time management experience with only a few cubes.
NEW! Here's a video showing the new features of the game:
Here's the original video of the game in action, showing the game in more detail:
So where do we go from here?
This game is an entrant in the Sifteo Cubes Experimental Gameplay Competition.
Right now, the game is fun to play, and it's been playtested with both adults and kids. People seem to enjoy Cube Café, and we feel that the satisfying click-to-move mechanic really highlights the unique features of the Sifteo platform, making it a strong candidate for players.
Want to try it out?
If you have some Sifteo cubes, and you're enrolled in the Sifteo developer program, you can download and try the game yourself!
Note: The current version has not been level-balanced, so you may want to try version 2 instead of version 3 if you are just looking to enjoy the game.
You can also download previous versions: