Cubeworld Goes Into Alpha, Plagued by DDoS Attacks

The voxel-based procedurally generated open world sandbox (what a mouthful!) Cube World has just gone into Alpha, and you can become a part of the game by paying just $20 at the official website here. The game can be best described as “Minecraft meets the Legend of Zelda.”

Sadly, the game has been under a lot of denial-of-service attacks over the past couple days, so it’s possible that you may not be able to access the website at all. It’s unclear what motivated the attacks or for how long they will last, but it’s frustrating that anyone would do such a thing to the game given that it’s just gone live.

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6 Comments on Cubeworld Goes Into Alpha, Plagued by DDoS Attacks


On July 7, 2013 at 6:24 am

They aren’t DDoS *attacks.* The thing just blew up in his face. Not sure why the popularity is so surprising, every recent Voxel based game has been this way in the beginning.


On July 7, 2013 at 7:44 am

On a the most recent post on the Cube World site:

“Our server is getting attacked by denial-of-service (DoS) attacks on a regular basis. The attacks usually occur in the evening and at night (European time).”


On July 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Hope it does well. There have been lots of minecraft inspired games, some of them even have new/better features, but it’s just impossible for any of them to catch on and have even a fraction of the success minecraft has had.

Ian Miles Cheong

On July 8, 2013 at 1:32 am

They are definitely facing DDoS attacks, @DDoS. They said so themselves.

Mr Flible

On July 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Yep, definitely purposeful DDoS attacks. It definitely isn’t just that every person who likes Minecraft and the Legend of Zelda is trying to access the website at once. That’s just crazy talk.

DDoS Protection

On July 9, 2013 at 8:19 am

It’s seems that the game is driven by only two developers and it looks amazing. The good part about this DDoS Attack, is that it provide media exposure. If it ends soon, it wouldn’t have caused to much damage. It’s a shame to attack such a small and dedicated company.