What is Crisp Cube?
Crisp Cube is an action puzzle game where you melt away diverse sets of cubes to clear each level and enter different worlds. You play as Mr. Crisp. Mr. Crisp starts at one end of a grid-like play area while a sequence of diverse cubes appears on the other side and begins to roll towards him. Help Mr. Crisp melt away all but the black Void Cubes, using standard or special triggers, to clear each level. If you accidentally melt away the wrong cubes or let non-void cubes roll off the edge, the play area will shrink; this could lead to Mr. Crisp’s untimely demise. Make no mistakes, however, and Mr. Crisp will gain more play area to stand on. Crisp Cube is inspired by a game called Intelligent Qube.
Crisp Cube will be available on Windows and Mac on public release, which will be available after the private beta. The private beta will only be available on Windows to reduce the overhead of build maintenance.
As for the anticipated release date, estimate the private beta release within a few months. To start, this would contain some of the earlier worlds. Around a year later, I would anticipate the first public release of Crisp Cube to be available. This would contain most of the levels and game-play mechanics, which would be tuned by this point.
In large part, the variety in the game comes from the diverse cast of cube types defined here:
The Normal Cube is a standard cube you need to melt away.
The Special cube will create a 3 by 3 area of special triggers where it was melted. This will allow a maximum of 9 cubes to melted away with a single activation of the special trigger.
The void cube is the only cube that must not be melted. If there are only void cubes on the platform, you’ll notice they are automatically floated away. This is the equivalent of letting void cubes roll off the platform.
The water cube can only be melted if it comes into contact with Mr.Crisp. If a water cube comes into contact with a Standard or Special trigger, that trigger will be removed.
The fire cube can potentially melt a lot of cubes when it is melted. When a Fire cube is melted, it will spread and melt to all perpendicularly connected Normal cubes and Fire cubes. However, the fire will not spread to cubes connected perpendicularly or diagonally to Water cubes.
Who is our hero Mr.Crisp? The delightfully fluffy Mr.Crisp of unknown origins appears to be a standing Shiba Inu. His trans dimensional existence continues to defy modern thinking.
The aim is for Crisp Cube to be easy enough for beginners to pick up yet challenging enough for advanced players. The hope is that most players get to experience all the game mechanics by gaining access into the different worlds. For the advanced players, more intense challenges await in the bonus worlds.
Joystick Or Keyboard
Crisp Cube can played on a joystick or keyboard. If you have a modern console, you should be able to plug in that controller without additional drivers. The PS4 controller, Xbox One Controller, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller all work out of the box. See this for a complete list of supported controllers.
Color Blind Friendly
Crisp Cube can be enjoyed by most players with varying levels of color blindness, specifically through the use of texture and different brightness values.
When is it out?
When it's done. The game is currently privately playable, but it is not in pre-alpha state as of yet.
I promise I will post updates here if there are any.
Credits & Notices
Creator - Jonathan Menard
Cover Art - Domen Koželj
Mr.Crisp Character Concept - Lee Chyi Ming
Mr.Crisp Modelling & Texturing - Brian Dolan
Mr.Crisp Rigging & Animation - Thomas Schafer
Music - Nathan Cleary
Voice Acting - Zehra Naqvi
Mastering - Luc Gregoire
Additional 3D - Pierre Viau
ToonShading by Kink3d
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