Cubios Inc., the creator of the WOWCube ® entertainment system, and TAITO CORPORATION (TAITO), the creator of the SPACE INVADERS video game, signed a license agreement. It gives Cubios Inc. a license to use all trademarks, copyrights, themes, gameplay, images, audio clips associated with one of the most well-known and lovable video games in the world — the SPACE INVADERS. And the Cubios’ team immediately started to create the SPACE INVADERS CUBED, a new version of the video game exclusively available on the WOWCube® entertainment system.
Katsuhiko Iwaki, President and Representative Director, TAITO CORPORATION comments: "We are happy to partner with Cubios Inc. and think that WOWCube is a unique device that could be the next big thing. We're sure that SPACE INVADERS CUBED will find a lot of fans".
The WOWCube ® entertainment system is a one-of-a-kind device in the shape of a cube made of 8 connected cubic modules. Each module is a separate device, with three high-resolution screens and a CPU inside. In the coming summer, the company will start a pre-order campaign and ship the devices to the first buyers throughout the end of this year. At the moment, Cubios Inc. is working on more than 30 different games, including arcade games, puzzles, logic and strategy games, educational apps with gamification, and many more for casual and more skillful players of all ages.
The WOWCube ® entertainment system will be delivered with several games pre-installed, and a sure hit among them will be the SPACE INVADERS CUBED.
Ilya Osipov, the president and a founder of Cubios Inc., comments: "I’m a huge fan of the SPACE INVADERS arcade game. It was one of the first games I played when I was the age of my son. I love everything about it — the graphics, sounds, entertainment, and absorbing gameplay. Our unique WOWCube ® device along with this fascinating game with a long history of success is a winning combo. I'm very sure that our users will appreciate playing this arcade game with its nostalgic charm and the new interpretation on their futuristic devices, and enjoy hours of fun and entertainment."
Game development for the cube is a sophisticated process as the device has unique 3D geometry and hardware. Each game made for the WOWCube ® entertainment system, even a familiar one, adds a new dimension of perception towards the gameplay, and makes it even more fun and rewarding to progress level by level.
In the original version of the SPACE INVADERS, a user must destroy the enemy Invaders avoiding enemy fire by controlling their own ship. With the SPACE INVADERS CUBED version, the playing field is all over the cube, on all six sides of the device. The player interacts with the game by turning and tilting the cube. The user's ship is moving following the position of the built-in accelerometer and gyroscope. When the spacecraft is right opposite to the enemy, it starts to shoot automatically. By turning the cube, the user acquires the power to send an Invader's ship to a remote corner of the universe many parsecs away. And when the player is ready, they can bring their spacecraft to that place and deal with the Invader. In this way, the player can split the enemy's fleet and shoot the Invaders one by one. The cubed version of SPACE INVADERS may involve the user's strategic thinking and cognitive skills, making the gaming process more absorbing and rewarding.