The original cube has been ported to a
variety of operating systems, including AmigaOS 4, iPhone, Nintendo Wii
and even Pocket PC devices with 3D acceleration. The
best known mod is
Cube. The last update of the original Cube was
released on August 29, 2005.
The follow up was the Cube
2 engine, featured in the game
(German for "sour
roast", also known as Sauer). The
first, developer-only, release was on February 27, 2004.
It is also a
cross-platform, Quake-like FPS. It
runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.
Cube 2 features numerous improvements on the first cube
The game features single-player and
multiplayer gameplay and contains that unique in-game level
editor. The game engine is
free and open source, with commercial support
available from the developer's own business counterpart,
Dot3 Labs. Note the game media that comes
with Sauerbraten is released under
various non-free licenses.
The developers describe the aim of the project is not
to produce the most features and highest-quality
graphics possible, but rather to allow map-editing to be
done in real-time within the game, while keeping the
engine source code small and elegant.
The latest release of Sauerbraten, the "Justice
Edition", debuted on July 19, 2010. As modding the
Cube engine can be relatively easy, there have been a
number of notable offshots:
Red Eclipse - slick follow on from Blood
Frontier, the base for MekArcade 0.30
Sandbox - non violent, with emphasis on game
Cube Create - intensity reborn, still with 3
AssaultCube - fast FPS made with the first