Cube Link (PC) (2017)

Overview: A 3D puzzle game where the goal of each level is to connect pairs of colored squares with corresponding colored paths.

As part of my goal of breaking even on my Humble Bundle purchases, today I played Cube Link, a game I acquired as part of the Yogscast Jingle Jam 2018 bundle.

Setup: 1920 x 1200. Windowed. Fantastic.

Gameplay Log:
First sort of challenging puzzle: Level 18. 3 minutes to solve. 6:15 to 9:33
Medium difficulty: Level 22. 2.5 minutes to solve. 13:30 to 15:49
Medium difficulty, piqued my interest: Level 26. 2.5 minutes to solve. 18:49 to 21:26
Hard difficulty, part luck, part trial-and-error: Level 28. 10 minutes to solve. 23:20 to 33:16
Completed level 32 and was ready to call it a night, but then I realized there are 40 levels and I was close to a milestone (achievement at level 35).
Insane difficulty: Level 37. 40 minutes to solve. 57:23 to 1:37:46

Steam Game Time: 105 minutes

Finished the last three levels.

Gameplay Log:
Likely insane difficulty made hard difficulty by using "pen and paper" (OpenOffice Calc) to help sort thoughts: Level 38. 35 minutes to solve.

Steam Game Time: 2.5 hours (total game time) / 0.7 hours (session game time)

+ Decent concept/challenge for sale price

~ 40 levels
~ Geometrically interesting

- Difficulty of puzzles not well balanced
- Colors used are too similar

Overall, the difficulty of the puzzles could have used some tweaking and/or playtesting. A reasonable game if bought for sale.

Cube Link (PC) (2017)

Relevant Links:
Cube Link (Steam Store Page)

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