Thomas Van Bouwel
Based in Brussels, Belgium

Release date:
September 17th, 2020

Meta Quest 1/2/Pro
Oculus Rift
Pico Neo 3 & 4


Regular Price:
USD $9.99
EUR €9.99
GBP £7.99


QUEST 3 LAUNCH - Press Release 10/10/2023
QUEST PRO LAUNCH - Press Release 10/25/2022
PUZZLE EDITOR UPDATE - Press Release 09/19/2022
PASSTHROUGH UPDATE - Press Release 03/01/2022
VOLUME 2 UPDATE - Press Release 09/23/2021
HAND TRACKING UPDATE - Press Release 03/15/2021


Challenge your mind in Cubism, a deceptively simple puzzle game where you assemble increasingly complex shapes out of colorfull blocks.
Immerse yourself in a zen environment as you reason your way through 90 puzzles which will put your spatial thinking skills to the test.

Cubism was designed to be as pick-up-and-play as possible. Within the first 10-30 seconds of launching the game, players learn the core mechanics and are solving their first puzzle. Beyond that, beginner friendly features on Meta Quest, like hand tracking support and passthrough AR, make it a great game for newcomers to VR.


Cubism started as a weekend prototype in 2017 by VR developer Thomas Van Bouwel. A first trailer and demo was released on Steam and Itch.io in early 2018, and a short demo with experimental hand-tracking support was released on SideQuest in late 2019.
Feedback from these demo's, along with in-person testing during various events, helped refine the gameplay to ensure the game was fun and accessible regardless of a player's familiarity with VR.

The game released on Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift and SteamVR on September 17th 2020, with cross-buy support for Quest and Rift. The game has since received a positive critical reception and has remained in the top 15 best rated apps on the Meta Quest store.
Since it's launch the game has received numerous updates, adding more puzzles, mod support, a built-in level editor, as well as Quest-only features like hand tracking and passthrough AR support.


  • 90 challenging puzzles over two campaigns
  • Light & Dark mode
  • Design your own puzzles with Cubism's local puzzle editor
  • No controllers needed! Cubism is fully playable with hand tracking (Quest only)
  • Play in your own livingroom with passthrough AR (Quest only)
  • A smooth experience with 120Hz support (Quest 2 only)


Cubism - Mixed Reality Trailer

Cubism - Release Trailer

Cubism - Hand Tracking Update

Cubism - Volume 2 Update

Cubism mention - Adam Savage's favorite things of 2020 (mention at 1:25)



Excellence in User Interface
Road to VR's Game of the Year Awards, 2020

Gold - UX, Interface & Navigation for Games
Indigo Awards, 2022

Gold - Virtual Reality Design
Indigo Awards, 2022

Best Updated Game (Nominee)
UploadVR Best of 2021 Awards, 2021

Best AR/VR/MR (Nominee)
Belgian Game Awards, 2021

Best VR Game (Nominee)
Unity Awards, 2020

Best XR Game (Nominee)
BitAwards, 2019


"The 10 best Meta Quest 3 games to play right now"
Matt Cabral - CNN Underscored

"I felt like I could just lay back on my couch and play [Cubism] all day"
Liam Nolan - The Escapist Magazine

"11 awesome Meta Quest 3 games you absolutely have to play"
Adrian Sobolewski-Kiwerski - Pocket Lint

"10 Best Relaxing Games On Meta Quest 2"
Saim Cheeda - Screenrant

"Cubism shows what the future of Augmented Reality holds like no other game"
Tomislav Bezmalinovic - Mixed.de

"10 Best Puzzle VR Games For The Oculus Quest 2"
Ashish Walia - Gamerant

"Cubism: How An Architectural Mindset Spawned An Intuitive VR Puzzle Game"
Harry Baker - UploadVR

"Top 10 Best Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Games and Apps"
Harry Baker - UploadVR

"New Cubism Update Is An Excellent Showcase For Hand Tracking On Quest"
Harry Baker - UploadVR

"Cubism für Oculus Quest (2): Das bislang beste Handtracking"
[Cubism for Oculus Quest: the best handtracking so far]

Tomislav Bezmalinovic - Mixed.de

"VR Spatial Learning and Lateral Thinking with Cubism"
Craig Frehlich - VR in Education Podcast

"Case Study: The Design Behind Cubism’s Hand-tracking"
Thomas Van Bouwel - Road to VR

"How a Solo Indie Developer Built the Best Rated Game on Oculus Quest"
Thomas Van Bouwel - Road to VR

"Cubism Review: A VR Puzzle Game With All The Right Pieces (4 stars)"
Harry Baker - UploadVR

[From puzzle to "Cubism" - on VR games and artistic concepts]

VR陀螺 来福 - Vrtuoluo.cn

"Cubism Review (8.5/10)"
Omar Kamel - 6DOF Reviews

"Cubism Test: Zeitlos schöner 3D-Puzzler für Quest"
[Cubism Review: Timelessly beautiful 3D puzzler for Quest]

Tomislav Bezmalinovic - Mixed.de

"Best Oculus Quest 2 Games 2021"
Nick Sutrich - AndroidCentral.com

"Casual 3D Puzzle Game ‘Cubism’ Set to Launch Next Week on Quest, Rift and Steam"
Ben Lang - Road to VR

"Promising Puzzler Cubism Gets September Release Date For Quest And PC VR"
Ian Hamilton - UploadVR

"Cubism aims to artfully tickle your brain"
Scott Hayden - Road to VR

"It’s nice to see a game that beseeches you to slow down and have a Zen experience at your own pace."
Stephanie Chan - VentureBeat


Thomas Van Bouwel - Lead Developer
Sahlia Wong - Pianist