Cubicorn Games

2024 Convention Plans

by Dustin on April 14th, 2024

With spring just beginning and summer right around the corner, I wanted to give a quick update on some events we’ll be headed to in the next few months. Work on Super Cucumber is progressing steadily, and we’ll be bringing updated builds all over the Midwest as continue to polish things up and finish new content.

We’ll be at LTUX on April 27th at Laurence Tech University with a bunch of other games from southeast Michigan in just a few weeks. It’s a free event, so if you’re in the area, I’d highly suggest checking it out.

Next up we’ll be in Philadelphia for Too Many Games from June 28th-30th. It’s our first time ever exhibiting at this show, and we should have a lot of new content ready for the event in just a few short months.

Finally, we’ll be back at GDEX for the third time from October 24th-27th in Columbus Ohio. We’re excited to be a part of the show in its new 3-day format and can’t wait to catch up with some of the other developers we’ve met there in the past.

We have even bigger plans for 2025 and beyond, but we’ll announce those later when we have more concrete details on things. Jump into our Discord Server for even more updates or to hit us up directly, and thanks as always for sticking with us. Stay safe out there, and we’ll have even more updates in the months to come!

MAGFest Here We Come!

by Dustin on November 9th, 2023

We’re wrapping up a busy year for us here at Cubicorn Games! In the last 12 months we shipped out the last update to Down the Drain, resumed development on Super Cucumber and went on the road doing live demos at four different cons since June this year. That focus has led to some of the most consistent progress we’ve ever made in game development, which has in turn given us a bunch of momentum coming into 2024.

In January, we’re going to be showing Super Cucumber at MAGFest 2024! It’s an incredible honor to have been selected, and we’re super excited to be exhibiting at the biggest event we’ve ever done by far. With only a few short months until then combined with keeping up with regular life stuff and the holiday season, we’ll be going pretty quiet from now until after the show so we can devote as much of our time as humanly possible to development.

In practice that will mean our podcast updates, streams and additional Cucumber updates will be, for the most part, on hold until the beginning of next year. We’ve got more plates to spin than hands to spin them for the moment, but we’re looking forward to getting back to all of this stuff to some degree coming out of the other side of January.

In the meantime. joining our Discord Server is the best way to see what we’re up to. We’ve routinely post Super Cucumber builds there, and our MAGFest build should be dropping there in mid-January 2024. That server is yet another thing we spun up this year, and it’s been amazing to see people come in and give us even more feedback on the game. Thank you to everyone who’s joined us there over there so far!

That’s pretty much it for now. As the game has evolved, we’ve been so stoked seeing people enjoy Super Cucumber, and we can’t wait to bring you even more progress in 2024 and beyond. Thanks again for all of your support, stay safe out there, and we’ll be back with more updates in the relatively near future!

Super Cucumber Updates and Upcoming Events

by Dustin on August 9th, 2023

We’ve been very busy for the last couple of months, our apologies for the lack of recent updates. That said, we’ve been steadily making a ton of progress this year. Development on Super Cucumber has been in full swing since the beginning of 2023, and we’re doing our best to iterate on the game a ton as we make new levels and tweak old ones. We’re committed to taking the time we need to make it the best it can be.

With that in mind, we’d like to go over a few ways we’re trying to get the game out in public to get feedback in 2023 and beyond.

Upcoming Events

Matsuri Con - August 11th-13th

This weekend, Dustin will be back in Columbus, Ohio for Matsuri Con. Originally, we weren’t planning on doing this particular event, but they put out a last call for indie exhibiters about a week ago and we figured out a way to make it work.

Cleveland Gaming Classic - September 23rd-24th

After that we’ll be at the Cleveland Gaming Classic. It’s a show we’ve never been to before, and it looks like it will be a ton of fun. It’s much more focused on gaming in general, from arcade to retro console stuff and beyond, so there should be a little something for everyone here if you’re into games in any capacity, and we’ll be there all weekend giving demos of Super Cucumber.

Youmacon - November 2nd-5th

Finally, we’ll be returning to Youmacon in Detroit, Michigan. We’ve been doing this con for a while now, and it’s really nice to have such a big local event that has the capacity to support the small community of indie devs in the area.

If you can’t make it out to any of those events, we’re still posting builds on our Discord server every month or two. Any feedback we get in there goes right back into making the game better as we continue to tweak things over time. That’s all for now. Stay safe out there, and stay tuned for more updates in the months to come!

New Discord Server

by Dustin on February 1st, 2023

We've had a lot going on recently and are in the process of spinning up Down the Drain changes, diving all the way back into working on Super Cucumber and even getting the ball rolling on a few more collaborative projects.

One way we want to make our games more accessible in the future as they are being made and find projects from other small developers to check out is our new Game Testing Discord Server. There's not much going on in there yet, but we plan to share in-progress builds of our games going forward there in the months to come. If you'd like to help us test our games, or are working on projects you'd like someone else to check out, come join us there and give us a shout!

Game Sale and Youmacon Plans

by Dustin on October 20th, 2022

Just wanted to get a quick update out there with some exciting developments for us over the next few weeks. Down the Drain is on sale on Steam for the next 7 days as part of Roguelike Celebration. If you’d like to give us some support at a pretty solid price, there’s never been a better time!

We’re also extremely excited to join a bunch of fellow indie devs in Michigan at Youmacon this year for the first time since 2019. The show runs from November 3-6 at The Huntington Place (formerly Cobo) in downtown Detroit. If you want to check out some cool indie games or just have a generally fun weekend nerding it up, we’d definitely recommend coming down that weekend.

We still have updates to Down the Drain that will be coming soonish, and we’re working on a bunch of stuff for Super Cucumber that will start to come online over the next few months. We can’t wait to share more in the future, but until then, stay safe out there, and keep an eye out for more updates soon.

Release Week, GDEX Info

by Dustin on June 7th, 2022

These last few months have been a blur, but with an intense week ahead of us, we are a few days away from getting Down the Drain across the finish line to release. With that in mind I wanted to take a second to clarify what we'll be up to over the next few days.

Down the Drain will be live on Steam on June 9th, 2022. This is a few days later than originally planned, but our final approval from Valve took just a tiny bit longer than we were expecting.

Luckily that still lines up perfectly with the rest of our week, since we’ll be on the GDEX show floor on launch day showing the finished game for the first time! If you find yourself in Columbus Ohio any time this weekend, we'll be at Table 8 in the ISE area (collectively booth 320), so it should be a great time!

We'll have other news on future development plans in the weeks to come, but the next few days are going to be all launch prep and travel for us. Stay safe out there, and if you get to try Down the Drain this weekend, please leave us a review on Steam. We'd love to hear what you think!