The Cube World download is now available! You can now download Cube World Alpha for €15 or $20.10. Note that servers are currently overloaded and you may have trouble purchasing and playing Cube World.

Currently, there is only a Cube World beta download for PC but Cube World for Mac will be released soon. Users should still be beware of Cube World download no survey scams though. This is the official Cube World download link and Cube World demo and anything else that claims you can get Cube World is fake and could even be a virus. Many of them require you to fill in a survey to obtain your personal details and then serve you a fake or malicious download.

cube world download macThere was some confusion about whether a Cube World Alpha version was already available in June because a closed Cube World Alpha was given to some gamers such as those at Yogscast. However, they were the lucky ones and part of the deal would have been that they had to promise the developer that they would not distribute it.

Cube World is inspired by cult classics such as Zelda, Diablo and Minecraft and The Cube World game is an action role playing game and combines lots of great RPG elements such as creation, exploration and action. The German developer of Cube World Wollay says of his game:

My inspirations were Minecraft, Zelda, Secret of Mana, Monster Hunter, Diablo, World of Warcraft and many more. My aim was to create an infinite, colorful, procedurally generated world, full of adventures, monsters, and mysteries. The result is Cube World, a voxel-based role-playing game.

You can see Cube World in action here:

Cube World download – Better than Minecraft?

It’s immediately apparent how similar Cube World looks to Minecraft and there will inevitably be comparisons. While Cube World lacks the originality of Minecraft, it’s arguably got more depth because of the various influences cited by the developer and it certainly looks a bit better with more pixel dense graphics.

cube world downloadLike Minecraft, world’s are randomly generated endlessly and players can generate their own world. Also like Minecraft, there are no borders to Cube World – your imagination is the only limit. There are also lots of different landscapes ranging from mountains, caves and rivers to dungeons, temples and even catacombs.

cube world download pcYou can read more about all the exciting features in Cube World here. You can download Cube World Alpha here. You can also read the old development blog for Cube World here to see how it started and how it was developed. You can also join the Cube World forum and follow the Cube World twitter account (which is the developer Wolfram von Funck (Wollay) account if you want the very latest updates. We’ll keep you posted with any important Cube World releases here too.

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131 Responses

    • Mac How
      Mac How

      No because you can’t download Cube World yet because it’s not available. Cube World will be released by the developer soon.

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      • Mac How
        Mac How

        Cube World was officially released on 2nd July so there will be lots of YouTube videos of it uploaded over the next few weeks. As to videos uploaded before then, they must be the closed Alpha releases such as the ones played by gamers at Yogscast.

      • Mac How
        Mac How

        If you mean when will the full version of Cube World be released, there’s no official date yet. The Alpha version is available now though.

    • Logan

      My brother has the game and i dont know how he got it…. he said the website was getting DDossed so thats why you couldnt download it..

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      • Mac How
        Mac How

        Your brother got it because the Cube World Alpha version was released a week ago on July 2nd. The developer website was overloaded at first but eventually it was fixed.

      • Xander

        Just because download servers run slow or are un avalible does not mean it is being DDOSed. This game is kinda going viral, and it is very common for download servers to run slow (especially for small indie games like this). DDOSing isn’t as common as everyone thinks, everytime a server runs slow everyone instantly thinks someone is DDSING it. Yes, DDOS attacks aren’t unheard of, but they aren’t as common as everyone makes them.

      • Mac How
        Mac How

        No. You must pay $20 for the Alpha and then pay again when the full version is released. After that, all future updates will be free.

      • Nicholas Peters

        It is a one time payment, so if you do buy it in alpha you will have it in beta and full. This is what Wollay said “Buying in alpha will give you the beta & the full game”.

  1. hi

    earlier on youtube i saw someone playing cube world. when is coming out and how can people play it if i didn’t even come out?

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      The YouTube Cube World videos were originally posted by the developer and are just examples of gameplay.

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      • Mac How
        Mac How

        Because a very limited number of gamers were given access to a closed Cube World Alpha version. The rest of us will have to wait!

  2. moosemouse

    i know that alpha copies of cube world have been given to some people, people like the yogscast. im wondering if anyone has the alpha and if they ould be kind enough to upload it somewhere?

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      You are correct. A closed Cube World Alpha was given to some gamers such as those at Yogscast. I very much doubt any of these lucky gamers would be willing to upload it because part of the deal with the developer was that they promised not to distribute it.

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  3. John Doe

    Is cubeworld going to be Free or is it going to cost money (D:) if it is going to cost money How much would it be?

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      There will be a demo which will be free but the functionality will be limited. The full Alpha version however, you will have to pay for but it will be fully functional with all the features.

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  4. AppleKiller69

    On Picroma.com it says Cubeworld has been released but the servers are down so i hate myself for saying this but is it True? It was posted my Woolay

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  5. Meykkei

    This game may be awsome , but I’m not paying 20 bucks for a Alpha verion just to pay more for the full game.
    Nope. .-.

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      Meykkel, It is quite a lot of money for an Alpha version. Presumably though Alpha users will receive a significant discount on the full version, or even a free upgrade, when it is released.

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    • banneriux

      You idiot. It says in the FAQ, that if you buy ANY version of the game, you WILL GET FUTURE UPDATES.

      Reply
  6. Niddog

    About the Mac version of the game, does anybody know if the game will be ported on Mac soon (I mean before the release of the game) or will it be ported after the release ?

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      Niddog, The developer has said that Cube World will definitely be released for Mac but our guess is that it will be after the full version has been released on PC.

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      • Niddog

        Ok … Thank you for your answer ! I will try to play on a virtual machine, I can’t wait to play to this game anymore ;)

  7. justsomeguy:)

    i think $20 is a lot for alpha i think if you buy it in alpha you should get special in game objects what do you think?

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    • yotony11

      If you buy the Alpha, you will also get all of the updates in the future for free, which means you will have payed only 20, but when it is released into beta or full game it will cost a bit more, so I think 20$ is fine.

      Reply
  8. justsomeguy:)

    when will this game be updated to have more bosses i beat all the current ones
    ?

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      I guess Cube World will be updated when the full version is released although there is no date for this yet.

      Reply
  9. Scott Leatherbarrow

    If you buy cube world now, do we get the full game for free when it is released in the future?

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      No, you will not have to pay again for Cube World when the full version is released. All updates will be free.

      Reply
  10. Johnny Smith

    I’ve try to play Cube World with Wine on my mac but it always says ” Could not initialize xAudio2 ” and then it say for me to download and install the latest Directx. Is there a way to get around this problem? Please Help!

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      This is a known soundcard bug with Cube World. Try plugging in some headphones and it should work.

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      • Johnny Smith

        It says the same thing with headphones in.

      • Johnny Smith

        I am trying to play the demo if that help.

      • Mac How
        Mac How

        Unfortunately this seems like a bug with DirectX and Wine not recognizing the Mac soundcard. There’s not much you can do I’m afraid apart from play it on a Windows PC instead.

  11. Johnny Smith

    YES! I finally got passed the message using winetricks! I have the demo working!

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      Great. Can you please explain exactly what you did using Winetricks to get past the “Could not initialize xAudio2″ Cube World error message?

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  12. Johnny Smith

    I used xact Jun2010. Make sure you are using wine bottler. Also make sure ” this is an actual program, copy it and all files that are in the same folder ” and ” Include wine binaries ” are both checked off.

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      Thanks Johnny. For those that follow Johnny’s tip to fix the Cube World for Mac “Could not initialize xAudio2” error, here is the XACT Jun2010 file you need to install. XACT is a free audio compression tool for Mac. As Johnny says, make sure you use WineBottler and uncheck both the options that say “this is an actual program, copy it and all files that are in the same folder” and “Include wine binaries”.

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      • Dave

        When I click the link it says page not found. Please help.

      • Mac How
        Mac How

        You have to be patient because the Cube World download server gets overloaded at the moment.

      • Dave

        Its not the Cube World site, it’s your link to the XACT file. And just to clarify, can I just use the file and say open with Wine Bottler?

      • Mac How
        Mac How

        Sorry Dave for the confusion and broken link for XACT Jun2010 – it’s fixed now. Yes, as Johnny said earlier, you can use it with WineBottler so that you can play Cube World on Mac.

      • Dave

        Hopefully this goes to the bottom of the reply series. Anyways, I run it with Wine Bottler, and the things are unchecked, but when it creates a .app file, I open it and X11 opens the Wine website. Help!

      • Dave

        I think I figured it out, it was a nooby wine mistake. I didn’t add XACT_Jun2010 with winetricks.

      • Dave

        Nevermind, still not working. If it helps, I installed cubeworld with wine in terminal, but I can only get it to work (show pictures and not say invalid email password or license) when I go to the .wine folder and run the exe with the regular non terminal wine.

      • Dave

        I used the winetricks thing on the bar on the top, and got it passed the Xaudio2 error, now a thing popped up saying “The program Cube.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

      • Jamesscn

        I tried to get it working with winebottler but I get “CPU does not meet minimum requirement; Streaming SIMD Extensions support required.”

      • Mac How
        Mac How

        The “CPU does not meet minimum requirement; Streaming SIMD Extensions support required” error is a bug on Wine for Mac. You may have to try installing Windows on your Mac using Bootcamp instead to play Cube World on Mac.

  13. Johnny Smith

    Remember this is a tech demo. It’s just to check if you computer can handle cube world.

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  14. MasterTrap

    Could you maybe reply this message with the release date when its possible.

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      There is no official release date for Cube World Beta or the final version of Cube World. However, my guess is that the beta will probably be released in a few months when problems with the Cube World Alpha version (which was released on July 2nd) are fully fixed.

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  15. saiyin90

    When will Mac version of Cube world be able? You said it would be soon and on wollays website it says they are doing it in the future which means it may not be soon. Roughly when would Cube world support Macs.

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      There’s no release date for Cube World for Mac yet. I’m guessing it will be at least a few months though.

      Reply
  16. Cody Anonymous

    I tried to start the Tech Deom on my Windowas Pc, but I’ve go a “Could not initialize xAudio2″. Can someone help me?

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    • Dave

      Read up a little (scroll up and read), someone else solved this problem, and hopefully I’ll get Mac How to fix the link to the download you need.

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      • Mac How
        Mac How

        If you’re playing Cube World on PC simply plugin your headphones and it will fix the “Could not initialize xAudio2″ error.

        Dave, the solution above only works for those using WineBottler to play Cube World on Mac.

  17. saiyin90

    Sorry for repeating a question but how do I fix “Could not initialize xAudio2″ when opening the game with WineBottler (On Mac)?

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  18. saiyin90

    Please I spent all day trying to get cube world to run on mac using winebottler, and i have no clue how to fix the xaudio2. Add me on Skype please: paurav12345

    I right click the Cube.exe for the demo and click wine bottler. Then this yellowish box appears so I only check the circular box which says This is an installer, execute it. For winetricks i do nothing as i have no clue what to do, I downloaded the Jun2010Xact thing but i don’t know how to put it into winetricks. Then i press install. Then after that i open it and it opens up as a internet page and goes to winebottler. >_< help me!!!!!

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  19. Boze

    Mac How, I did everything you and Johnny Smith said in order to install XACT Jun2010. But When WineBottler is about to create the computer console opens and it says: “Prefix creation aborted” . I have no idea how to fix this, I hope you guys can help me! Thank you very much.

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  20. Johnny Smith

    Go to where it says winetricks when you are using winebottler. Then type in xact Jun2010 where it says search on the winetricks box thing. Instead of having “This is an installer, execute it” checked, check ” this is an actual program, copy it and all files that are in the same folder.” Also check ” Include wine binaries. ” Hope I helped! Remember the demo is a tech demo! IT IS ONLY TO TEST IF CUBEWORLD WILL WORK ON YOUR COMPUTER. ALL YOU SHOULD SEE IS A CUBEWORLD WORLD SPINNING. If you have any questions ask.

    PS: This methed dosen’t work on the alpha version. I’m still work on a solution for the alpha version.

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      Johnny, Thanks very much for for the tips but there are no other versions of Cube World available. The Cube World Alpha download is the only one released so far so which version are you using?

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      • Johnny Smith

        That method is how to make the demo work on mac.

    • saiyin90

      It worked but it does not show the title only the background and when i press a button it crashes and says “i’ve encountered a serious problem”.

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    • Boze

      Johnny Smith, sorry but, did you make the alpha work or just the demo?

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  21. Boze

    I had already tried what you just said, except checking “Include wine binaries”. Now I tried, but the message is still the same. :( Also, I don’t have a Demo version, I bought the alpha.
    Anyway, thanks a lot for the help, I really hope someone figures out this mess soon @_@

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  22. saiyin90

    wine file or internet explorer file? when i open the app after wine bottling it

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  23. saiyin90

    Wait when i’m on it, it only shows the background and no title for cube world and if i press enter or esc or any button it closes and says I’ve enounceted a serious problem. But when i click on the demo it works. Summary: when i press a button it crashes but if i use a mouse click it is okay.

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    • Jake Bristow

      I have the same problem. I used “Crossover” for mac to make it run, also installing DirectX from the list of programs supported by crossover, I see the world spinning in the background and it is very smooth, but no logo, description or title screen whatsoever, I just see the cubeworld world spinning. Then when I press a key, it crashes. If someone could reply to this with a solution it would be a massive help.

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  24. saiyin90

    But to fix Could not initialize xAudio2 you must check the boxes “This is the acutal program, copy it and all files that are in the same folder”. Then on winetrick search for XACT_jun2010 and check the box. Then check the box which says Bundle: “Include Wine binaries, so the app can run without prior install of Wine”. Then Install then b00m. But if u press a button on tech demo is crashes

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  25. Boze

    I did that already, but I keep getting the same message: “Prefix creation aborted”

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  26. Duck

    Alright, please reply if you can, so you are saying that if I were to download the alpha right now, and then a few months later or so when it is released, you have to pay again for the full version and then from that receive updates for free, or if we buy the alpha will it give you an option to update to the full version without buying it again?

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      You will have to pay for the full version when it is released even if you have the Cube World Alpha version. The only thing the developer Wollay has said about the price of the full version of Cube World is that it will be more than the Alpha version i.e. more than $20.

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      • saiyin90

        Once you buy the alpha u do not have to buy the full version. Wollay said updates are free. And the full version is an update. If i’m wrong then proof me wrong but I’m pretty sure I’m correct.

    • Mac How
      Mac How

      A Cube World for Mac download has not been released so you can’t pay for it and download it. The only way to play it on Mac is by downloading the PC version and using Wine to run it on a Mac as discussed earlier in this comment thread.

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  27. Jackson

    So the link to buy it you put up top i went to it and if i downloaded it (im on a mac) will i be able to play it or not?

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      No you won’t be able to play Cube World on Mac. The download is only for PC but a Mac version will be released in the future according to the developer.

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  28. saiyin90

    Anyone know how to fix “The program Cube.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience”? This happens when I try and open cube.exe after doing the winebottler stuff

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    • Boze

      MAYBE I have the solution to that, but could you please tell me exactly the process you did to arrive to that point? For some reason I’m still having issues

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      • Boze

        Of course I read them, but there’s something I must be missing because I get some weird errors, that I also explained

  29. jimbeee

    how long do u think we will have to wait before it comes out for mac like a month?

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      There is no Cube World for Mac release date yet. However, it probably won’t be released until after the full PC version has been released. It will be at least a few months, probably longer.

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      • Max Ramos

        Ok, so when the Mac version MAY be out might be after the full release of the PC version, right? So does that mean we’re gonna have to wait till the full release comes out and pay full price (and not pay alpha price)? Or do you suppose there might be a Mac alpha.

      • Mac How
        Mac How

        I don’t think there will be a Cube World Mac Alpha. The developer will either just release the final version of Cube World for Mac after the PC version is released or there will be a Cube World Mac Beta for which you will probably have to pay the same as the PC version i.e. $20. I would guess however that you won’t have to pay again when the full Mac version is released.

      • Max Ramos

        So could I buy it now to reserve the prize? Like if I buy it now I can download it on any computer later-right?

      • Mac How
        Mac How

        Yes you can purchase Cube World now and download it later. However, you can only install and activate Cube World on one computer.

      • Max Ramos

        Alrighty, so I can download CubeWorld however many times I want on the same computer? Like if i were to accidentally delete it would I be able to re-download it on the same computer? ~ sorry for all the questions btw.

      • Mac How
        Mac How

        When you install Cube World, you have to create an account and that account is then forever linked with the install you made. If something goes wrong with the game on your PC, you can re-download and install it again.

  30. saiyin90

    Anyone know how to run the Alpha of Cube World not just the Demo?

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  31. jvjv88

    ok can somebody just please give me a step by step guide on how to use cube world alpha it says I need to install DirectX. something about XAudio2.

    I AM ON FULL PAID ALPHA

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    • Mac How
      Mac How

      Are you using a Mac or PC? There are instructions from other Cube World players how to fix this problem in the comments above.

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  32. saiyin90

    Crossover has made it so u can play cube world alpha on it with their new version of crossover

    Reply

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