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Cuebox : The Real 3D Pool
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English, German, Japanese, Polish
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Nov 28, 2013 @ 7:20am
Feb 5 @ 1:19pm
Description
Release date: January 2014
Cuebox introduces the whole new dimension of fun. Literally!

It is the first 3D pool game with zero gravity. Play Cuebox in beautiful HD graphics and discover the dimension of billiards you have never encountered before! Compete against a friend or in single player mode playing classic 8-ball and 9-ball games that are extended to three dimensions!


Teaser presents the graphics quality we are aiming to provide for the Steam version. Gameplay and screenshots are from the mobile version of the app. Gameplay Trailer (second video) presents the dynamics and physics of the game which is the same as in the desktop edition.

It can be found on the App Store :
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cuebox-3d-pool/id735918826?mt=8

This version is stripped of many features that will be added to the desktop game, like shadows, high texture resolution , multiple particle and flare effects and many more, but it's still a quality game when you take mobile devices performance into account.


GAME FEATURES:

# Billiards without gravity in 3D.
  • balls are floating freely inside a box that replaced a classic pool table
  • you are able to rotate and aim in any direction
  • 4 cameras used for aiming: main 3D view and 3 supporting : top, front and side.
  • Apply handicap with 5 aiming lines lengths.
  • 6 camera movement modes to show the table after shot.
  • Fish-eye option that gives interesting visual effect.
# Single and local multiplayer mode.
  • Single player option with 3 AI difficulty levels.
  • local multiplayer
# different cue sports adapted for 3D gameplay.
  • Classic 8-Ball and 9-Ball rules, just extended by extra dimension.
  • 3D-Ball - special edition of 8-Ball with more balls , better suited for 3D tables.
#Adjust game looks and environment to your mood.
  • 6 tables with different shapes, sizes and location of the pockets.
  • Multiple table and balls styles to choose from
  • customize the size of the pockets

PC / MAC / LINUX ADDITIONS:

  • Higher graphics quality
  • live shadows enhancing the feel of the depth
  • High resolution textures
  • Advanced particle and flare effects (there are simpler versions of them on mobile)
  • GUI will be modified for mouse/keyboard and controller input
  • ONLINE multiplayer will be first introduced in desktop version.


DEVELOPMENT STORY AND CURRENT STAGE:


We’ve started working on Cuebox at the beginning of 2013. Our goal from the beginning was to create a unique game which improves the classic game of billiards. We’ve tried to develop the game that can be released for both desktop and mobile devices at the same time .This turned out to be more complicated than we thought which resulted in a little change of plans. So we’ve focused mainly on the game/physics engine which will be the same in both editions. We’ve decided to go with the mobile version first, as it is much simpler.

Now the mobile version is ready so for the past weeks we’ve been introducing PC* features to the game. (Some of them were prepared but stripped from mobile due to the performance issues)
To sum up, the mouse/keyboard input is ready , the new GUI is programmed but waiting for our graphic designer to catch up ( we can’t show it yet ). Other stuff just need to be put together.

Next stage will be to provide support for Oculus Rift and non-conventional controllers.


PREDICTED RELEASE DATE ON STEAM :

3-4 weeks after Greenlit, minimum January 2014.

SOCIAL MEDIA :

Cuebox website: http://www.cuebox3d.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cuebox3d
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Cuebox_3D
Popular Discussions View All (3)
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Dec 6, 2013 @ 7:45am
That one little feature that's going to ruin the game
Alix
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Dec 2, 2013 @ 6:52am
What is fisheye?
Qon
0
Jan 2 @ 3:06am
Controls
sammomy
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Iwawa May 29 @ 3:48am 
this game is similiar to this game , http://tinyurl.com/oaruv6z
The Total Package Jan 29 @ 11:55am 
Looks really neat! Upvote!
crocell Jan 28 @ 12:57am 
I like this idea.
HAL9000 Jan 26 @ 8:04am 
Interesting concept...just not sure why pool needed to be played while trapped in a box in outer space.
Ramikan Jan 25 @ 7:08am 
Looks interesting. Keep me posted.
Heenicks Jan 20 @ 7:36pm 
This is an actually great idea, a rare thing to come across on Greenlight. Good job.
Sergio Ramos Jan 16 @ 7:55am 
Fresh game :D
Caine VanScythe Jan 15 @ 5:23am 
The game's picture looks like fish eggs, rather than billiards.
[T-GK] Hyde Jan 12 @ 2:48pm 
There are a couple of exceptions to this of course. One example would be Bloons Tower Defense 5, which began on PC, then moved over to mobile changing almost nothing besides moving a couple of buttons around, and it's still as fun to play there as it is on PC. I don't know if this game will be like BTD5 in its success, but I don't doubt it will be successful on at least one of its proposed OS's.
[T-GK] Hyde Jan 12 @ 2:48pm 
This looks really interesting, although in my honest opinion, most games for mobile devices either do well and then don't have a whole lot else they can bring to PC besides graphics, or they totally flop on mobile but when brought to PC boom because of everything that couldn't be done on the mobile version. Minecraft is a good example of the latter. Yes, it sells because of it's name, but it runs like shit because of its controls. An example of the former would be like Jet Pack Joyride. There's almost nothing that could be done with that to have it be successful on PC, not even if it was free. Angry Birds would also fit in that group.