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Game Giveaway of the day — CubeDrift

Mind-blowing game inspired by Sokoban with challenging puzzles and neat graphics with a completely new and remarkable game mechanics. Are you tired of pointless games for brainless people? Dive into the logical world of CubeDrift and solve hundreds of challenging and original levels!
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 157 (83%) 32 (17%) 60 comments

CubeDrift was available as a giveaway on September 13, 2007!

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Mind-blowing game inspired by Sokoban with challenging puzzles and neat graphics with a completely new and remarkable game mechanics. Are you tired of pointless games for brainless people?

Dive into the logical world of CubeDrift and solve hundreds of challenging and original levels! CubeDrift not only brings you joy and fun, but also improves your logical thinking and combinatorial skills. Includes Level Editor.

System Requirements:

Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.dextrogames.com/games.php

File Size:

5.97 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#60

#57 and others that had this replace OLEAUT32.DLL with an incompatible version, google SFC (System File Checker) it isprt of your OS maintianace tools, it is mentioned in help files and on MS knowledgbase articles. You simply need to use it to restore the original version of the file in question. You will probably need the original install CD or files. Just run SFC from the RUN box and select Extract one file from instalation disk, type in or browse to the oleaut32.dll file and hit start, ensure destination is your windows\system folder and the Restore From box has the win98 folder of your install CD dataset. If you are fortunate then your system will once again work, and cubedrift may well work with the proper version of the file.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Oh! Perhaps I should have added the following:
When it prompts you to overwrite newer files, make sure you click YES for each file (not "No" or "No to all"). This will replace all of the 3.50 DLLs from XP with older versions compatible with Windows 98.

Reply   |   Comment by JJ2  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

To Paulie and Tomcat: This link might help (I hope). It helped my sister who had a problem with OLEAUT32.dll with another program that nearly ruined our Windows98 too. It's a Microsoft patch; this is the direct link:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/msninvestor/Patch/1.0/WIN98/EN-US/mcrepair.exe

Sure hope it helps.

Reply   |   Comment by JJ2  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

Have Windows 98 on an old computer. DL'd this game to it and installed. Now I get a error window stating that "OLEAUT32.DLL file cannot start. Check the file to determine the problem." This has affected my OS. I cannot start many programs or even show the directory without right-clicking START and Explore. I can not even uninstall this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Tomcat  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

As in #54, this one caused my whole system to be un-useable. The file was OLEAUT32.dll. I'm in a world of hurt now, Had good luck with downloads until that one. Now have no computer until I can enter my product code (from 9 yrs. ago purchase) & I think I lost everything on the HD.

Reply   |   Comment by Paulie P  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I was under the impression these games were full games and not demos, so I was not impressed with this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Kath  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

I don't think I'll ever install another game from this developer, as this one replaced a system dll with a non-functional version and left my (supposedly compatible) Win 98 machine horribly unstable. Fortunately, I had a backup and didn't need to completely reinstall my OS.

Reply   |   Comment by Milarion  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

This really is a GREAT GAME!
Wow, so many nice and positive comments on the page too...amazing!
I still have this from last time so I won't be using GOTD's bandwidth today but nice to see it offered again for those that haven't tried this one.
A brilliant choice!

Reply   |   Comment by FaeGiN  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Good game, I really like the frosty design and the music (soundeffects.
And all this for free. :-)
Why is game.giveaway not in the last holidays ?

@Rob: Do you run aktivate.exe before you run setup.exe?

Reply   |   Comment by cheaty  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

I downloaded the game, but during the install the lisense says it's a trial version. Isn't this supposed to be the full game? If it is, you need to make sure the lisense accurately portays that fact. Lisesnes are restrictive enough already.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

can someone please tell me how to play the give away game, cube drift. I am sure I am over looking the rules somewhere.

Reply   |   Comment by Joyce  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

I really like the game a lot and it is a definitely a keeper. Thanks for the game GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Mighty Mouse  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Crashed my Me machine ! Had to reformat drive beware ! First problem on giveawayoftheday,I'll miss the other applications I downloaded.

Reply   |   Comment by Dr.Dread  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

If we are getting previous offers, great! I missed a few I would like and didn't know about the site when this was offered last time. Downloading now.

Reply   |   Comment by William  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

THANKS!! I really like this type of addictive puzzle game! It exercises the brain. Hope you do more like this.

Reply   |   Comment by Penny  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Well said Merril. I agree totally with your sentiments and those of anonymous comment #14. Nice to see you around. I've not seen you for a wile. :)

Reply   |   Comment by WhiteRabbit aka Stephen  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I would like to give Kudos to GAOTD. All you people who complain about the 'same reruns' and the 'same old stuff' and criticizing them because the game doesn't live up to your expectations or just plain doesn't work on your current OS, really need to either keep it to yourself or at least thank these people for doing what they do. You have to keep in mind, they don't MAKE the games, they're just sharing them with you. By the way, just because YOU have seen it or downloaded it, doesn't mean everyone has. There are more people in this world that are getting online and signing up for things everyday. Please keep your snotty comments to yourself. However if you have something good to say or a thank you for these people, then please pass it on.

Reply   |   Comment by eyeslikerain  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Hello everyone!

I’ve posted today’s review - I hope you all enjoy reading it! Comments are always welcome on my web site.

Swan Reviews (Almost!) Everything

Thanks everyone!
~ Swan

I'm making money, are you?

“The day will come when machines and software will tell us whom to know; what to eat; what to wear; when to go to work and what profession to pursue; when to sleep; what entertainments to enjoy and with whom to have any kind of relationship. It can’t be avoided and you will succumb.”
~ Swan

Reply   |   Comment by ~ Swan  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

PS Sorry, I forgot to mention, unfortunately the game has "frozen" (well I suppose it would with all that ice ;-) ) on me 4 times, each time as the cube I was moving was in transit. The only way to cfix this (in Full Window Mode at least) is the dreaded Ctrl, Alt & Del. This is a real pity, it just stops responding indefinitely and sadly seems to be something that is always going to happen; I've only played 5 games and 4 of those froze up totally.

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

This is a wonderful game that is unlike any I have personally seen in a computer version; I used to have a similar game on an old mobile of mine, a Trium Mars (I adored that phone!!!) that I would still have if only to play this game (and the waving flower but that's digressing...) but when I switched it on one time it came up with "Malfunction" on the screen and the game (and the flower) were gone :cry:

Anyway, tangents. That game was called "Push" and was a penguin that needed to be guided around pushing blocks of ice. This game is similar also in the design as it has gorgeously frosty themed graphics with ice running throughout as the theme. Perosnally for that reason I would have also named the game along those lines - "Ice Cubes" is the one that immediately springs to mind but as well as movement of the cubes perhaps "Drift" relates to snow?

The best thing about this game is that it is not a task of chance; strategy and logic are promoted and you really have to think about your moves to get through the levels. I am totally and utterly stuck on level 15 I did go on to level 16 by pressing "Skip level" but I felt like a fraud and so came to write a review instead.

The most unique feature of the game is perhaps the Level Creator that is just ingenious - you can actually make your own levels of the game or get others to make them for you to play, it is such a fab idea and will allow the game to be played even after the 100 provided levels are mastered (which, ahem, doesn't seem to be anytime soon for myself if number 15 continues its twickiness...).

The music is not just bearable but enjoyable to listen to and the sound effects are pleasing with the most satisfactory "clunk" when your coloured cube clicks onto its corresponding dot.

The most enjoyable game I have played for a long time and definitely one that is worth keeping in your games folder. Despite this being a "repeat" from January I do feel that complaints are somewhat unwarranted; it is now September which is a total of approximately 270 free games before this has been duplicated. I did not know of the site until May which I am sure is the case for many other visitors and although I already have them I do hope for others who missed them that games such as Leaf Buster, Age Of Japan and Shine are also repeated - games such as those and today's are just too good to not repeat if possible and surely the sacrifice of one day of a duplicate game is worth other people being allowed to experience the joy that they missed when these games were given the first time around?

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

the games is nice,but hangs up on level 15 here and have to use task master to close it. And ,the license agreement does state that this is only a trial for you to try before you buy. Well folks, if a game freezes in trial why would you even want to pay for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Linda  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

This is a cool little logic game that makes you think - without a time limit! Decent graphics. My only complaint/question is: Is there a way to use a larger cursor of a different color? The small blue cursor on a blue background is a little hard to keep track of for those of us with low vision. Otherwise this is a great game. Thanks GGOTD for repeating some games for those of us who are fairly new to the site.

Reply   |   Comment by dns  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Got to level 13 (~10 minutes), and here are my comments so far:

- This game should keep track of which levels you completed - it makes locating the last level you played much easier, as well as the ones that were givign you trouble. This feature is traditional in most of the modern puzzle games that I have played, especially the Sokoban-style ones.
- It could work with keyboard entry as well - move the mouse over the tile, and press the arrow key.
- Scoring isn't required for puzzle games, but there could be a method of recording the solution. This is in case you want to review how well you performed or if you want to solve certain levels again...

Reply   |   Comment by Sigma 7  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

A pretty fun game. Definitely mental aerobics. Not one I will play all the time, but definitely a keeper. Thanks, Dextrogames and GGOTD team.

Reply   |   Comment by single rose  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Wow, this is a really fun game!The music and sounds are fine,not annoying,and bonus...a level editor!It is easy to learn how to play,I'm looking forward to becoming addicted. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by LDahl  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

This is a great game. lot's of fun and it's a game you can relax and think out your next move. I like this type of game and I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you GGAOTD and the publisher DextroGames for this offering.

BTW to # 33. Try activating this before you run the setup. This will give you the full game and allow you to go beyond level 20.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Awesome Game!!!
Really great exercise for the mind.
Thanks for the cool game! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Nan  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

You can't go past level 20 so this is a demo tease and NOT a free game.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

I downloaded the game and installed with no problem. It is a fun little game...very addictive. Thanks for the giveaway!

Reply   |   Comment by rochelle  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

I'm fairly new to the site, so haven't downloaded this one earlier. Guess I'm glad your repeating games. lol Tried out this game and it's pretty cool. Thanks a bunch!

Reply   |   Comment by chikinfeet  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

So, we, nearly all of us, like this game? Good. There's hope for American Game Freaks yet! Thanks, GGAOTD.

Happy Dae.

Reply   |   Comment by Happy Dae  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Hey, some of us are new to this site, so the repeats are appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Cyndee  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

For those who want to know how the game works before downloading (They're a little vague on that description):
http://keilaron.kicks-ass.org/temp/instructions.jpg

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Screenshots:
http://www.dextrogames.com/img/cubedrift1.jpg
http://www.dextrogames.com/img/cubedrift2.jpg
Additional levels:
http://www.dextrogames.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=1

#14 - You forget those who just plain missed them ;>

ZephyrDell (#19) - You mean "activated". Actually, most programs say they are trial versions (or say something like 'trial or full, if you paid') or are trial versions - until you enter the registration code. Don't panic, it's just the way things work sometimes :> Anyway, for this one, make sure you run Activate.exe, because this time it wasn't integrated in the setup program. Then you should have the full version.

gonzolo (#22) - For all you know, DriftCube came first.

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

#14, my sentiments exactly! There are some, like Magic Ball, that I would like to see repeated because I missed them the first time around.

Reply   |   Comment by Diana  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

I love this game. Works on Vista also...

Reply   |   Comment by victor  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Addictive challenge.

Reply   |   Comment by Krish  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Thanks for another enjoyable logic puzzle game. Although I don't download often I look forward to checking your web sites every day to see what you are offering. I also enojoy reading the comments, when I have time, and chuckling at the people complaining about the FREE programs you are offering. Oh my, I for one want to thank you for all the free programs you offer and for giving me the opportunity to download the ones that suit my taste when I find them. Welcome back, I hope you had a great vacation !!

Reply   |   Comment by Betty Sanders  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

even though this is a ripoff of the mobile game q ( http://lightforce.freestuff.gr/q.php ) It's Still Great ! (allthough i also loved q ;) ) Good One GOTD :D so bring out the puzzle artillery cause i love em :D

Reply   |   Comment by gonzolo  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

This is a great game. Totally addictive. I played for hours. Thank you so much GOTD for a great puzzle game.

Reply   |   Comment by Orlff  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

First off,this seems pretty darn cool,the level editor gives it a boost by it self to,downloaded.

Reply   |   Comment by lowkee3  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Has anyone else noticed that upon reading the license agreement it states very clearly that this is a "Trial Version" limited playing time? Usually after installing you get a little window stating "this has been authorized" or something to that effect or it gives you a registration number. Nothing for me here. What about anyone else? I have just installed a "trial period" game. Thought we got the entire game for free? Help.

Reply   |   Comment by ZephyrDell  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

I run Win XP, SP2. I played up to about level 17 and this game locked up on me two times and I had to terminate it with Task Manager. Once around level 14 (the diamond shape) and again at level 16 or 17.

Progressive scoring with a Save button would be a nice variation. Otherwise an enjoyable puzzle game that makes you think and is different from many others.

Reply   |   Comment by VampireRat  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

It's a cool game , thanks, makes the grey matter work a bit.

Reply   |   Comment by ozplasmic  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

It isn't working on my computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Nice game. On my scale 8 out of 10.

Reply   |   Comment by totimato  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

#7 and anyone else with the same complaint: There are a lot of people who are new to GAOTD or lost programs. Just sit back, play the games you do have and wait for one you do not have yet.

Thank you GAOTD for repeats for newbies and those who lost all to system crashes!

Reply   |   Comment by anonymous  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

This game was originally given away on the 15th of January. Follow the link to see the comments about this game:

http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/cubedrift/#comments

The following is my contribution:

I’ve just discovered that this game has a levels editor, which is fantastic. The game reminds me of one that saw the rounds of the commodores and early 286/386 PC’s in the 80’s called cubix (I was wrong on this, it was called something else, but my morphine soaked brain can't remember what it was). This is a nice clone of that game. The levels editor is a bonus. The music is okay; a 50 minute track, reminicient of early ‘Tangerine Dream’. Very mellow in places. Nice….. someone must have been jamming on fruty loops, lol. As soon as I saw that it had a levels editor, I thought….’Fan Site’…(yep it does have one), which at the monemt stands at only 18 members with only one actively making new levels. There’s five extra levels packs available for the game completely free, with the potential for many more, now that probably thousands have downloaded this game.

It really is a great puzzle game, although an earlier version I used to play called ‘cubix’ was much more colorful, however it didn’t have the advantage of a levels editor, which is always a big plus for me when buying arcade games. You can join the forums where the free levels are available by going to the following link:

http://www.dextrogames.com/forum/index.php

… Let’s see some of you game enthusiasts out there make some levels. I don’t think you have to be a registered user to download the free levels from the site, but if you want to leave a comment or upload home made levels to be shared you will need to register.

Good one GGAoTD team. I hope we get more games with levels editors.

I recommend Gish if you can persuade the developers to contribute to the give away project. It has a levels editor, won best game of the year a few years ago, but is only available from a few sources, (not so now as I've seen it on several game sites) so doesn’t seem to have taken off big time. The fan site has a good number of free levels. Check it out please as i’m sure it will be a winner. (I’ve already got it by the way)

Reply   |   Comment by WhiteRabbit aka Stephen  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Entertaining and addictive.
I didn't know GOTD yet on last january, so reruns are a good thing to me.

I'll keep this one, but should I buy it I would find 20$ a little expensive...

Reply   |   Comment by Franck  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I'm guessing no.8 works for them. lol

Reply   |   Comment by Meh  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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