Based in London, United Kingdom
September 21, 2010
Press / Business contact:
Preston Park House
Toxic Games is an award-winning independent game studio based in the UK. We make brain-twisting, first-person puzzle games.
Toxic Games was established in 2010 by former classmates, Daniel Da Rocha, Dave Hall and Jonathan Savery who began development of Q.U.B.E. as a student project in 2009. The three core members were all game designers but were able to bring Q.U.B.E to fruition without any programming expertise. With advice and investment from independent game developer veterans, Indie Fund, Toxic Games were able to go from student hobbyists to independent developers upon graduation from University.Q.U.B.E.
The studio’s debut title, Q.U.B.E., is a first-person puzzle game. It was the first Indie Fund game to be released back in late 2011 and it achieved commercial and critical success. Using special high-tech gloves to manipulate cubes in the environment, the player solves an array of conundrums – from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials.Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut
Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut is the definitive version of the classic indie puzzler, Q.U.B.E., which was released in 2014 on all major consoles. This time the mind-bending gameplay is accompanied by a completely new story by award-winning writer Rob Yescombe with voice acting from the likes of Rachel Robinson and Rupert Evans. The game also has an all-new original soundtrack and a special time trial mode with 10 levels called Against the Qlock.Q.U.B.E. 2
Toxic Games are currently working on Q.U.B.E. 2. In this sequel, players step into the shoes of Amelia Cross, a British archaeologist, who has awoken on a strange alien planet. With the help of fellow survivor, Emma, players must face the challenging puzzles of the Q.U.B.E. in order to try and find a way back home.
Q.U.B.E. 2 Teaser Trailer - YouTube
Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut Trailer - YouTube
Q.U.B.E. Official Trailer - YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "IndieDB’s Indie of the Year: Best Singleplayer Award Nominee" - Q.U.B.E., 2010
- "Indie Game Challenge Finalist" - Q.U.B.E., 2011
- "Extra Credit Innovation Award in Game Design Nominee (The Escapist)" - Q.U.B.E., 2011
- "Extra Credit Genre Busting Award Nominee (The Escapist)" - Q.U.B.E., 2011
- "Sense Of Wonder Night Nominee" - Q.U.B.E., 2011
- "Develop Editor’s Choice Award Winner" - Q.U.B.E., 2012
- "Ffresh Games and Interactive Media Award Winner" - Q.U.B.E., 2012
- "Casual Connect Asia’s Indie Prize Nominee" - Q.U.B.E. 2, 2015
- "FILE São Paulo’s Official Selection" - Q.U.B.E. 2, 2015
- "Develop’s Indie Showcase Nominee" - Q.U.B.E. 2, 2015
- "Zealous X Interactive’s Official Selection" - Q.U.B.E. 2, 2015
- "Casual Connect Asia’s Indie Prize Nominee" - Q.U.B.E. 2, 2016
- "Reboot Develop’s Game of the Year Award Winner" - Q.U.B.E. 2, 2016
- "Reboot Develop’s Outstanding Gameplay Award Winner" - Q.U.B.E. 2, 2016
- "Global VR Challenge Winner (Steel Media and DeePoon)" - Q.U.B.E. 2, 2016
- "The narrative is suspenseful and the puzzles are fantastic brainteasers"
- Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut Review, GameRant
- "Rooms that need to be rotated like giant, inverted Rubik’s cubes"
- Q.U.B.E. Review, PC Gamer
- "So much more than just a Portal clone"
- Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut Review, COG Connected
- "An excellent addition to the puzzle genre"
- Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut Review, We Got This Covered
- "It’s clever, creative and beautiful puzzle-solving"
- Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut Review, Game Zone
Follow our Development blog to stay up to date: toxicgames.co.uk.
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Team & Repeating Collaborator
Dan Da Rocha
Producer and Lead Writer
Adam da Rocha
PR and Community Manager