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I.Q. - Intelligent Qube
A diorama of the Playstation puzzle game I.Q. - Intelligent Qube.
About this creation
This is a diorama of the game I.Q. - Intelligent Qube, a great Playstation puzzle game.

I have had a very long stint of gaming nostalgia lately, and to curb the ol' ennui, I picked up my copy of I.Q. and started playing... And got hooked.

It's an awesome little puzzle game that gets very hard in a big hurry, even though it doesn't look like it would. I had so much fun playing the game, I decided to make a diorama dedicated to it. I'm not sure how many people will know what this is, though, since it was an underrated game (in my opinion) and didn't sell very well in many areas. Now, copies of the game are selling for a median price of $70 on eBay! I am proud to be the owner of an I.Q. disc of the original sale ^_^


I must admit that I took some liberties with this diorama.

First, scale of the Qubes compared to the player is not entirely accurate, but the scale you see here was all that my collection of smooth-tile bricks could afford (I have many still-constructed MOCs that use tiles). I was missing so many gray tiles that I added more Forbidden (black) Qubes then there would ever be in a single puzzle. I even had to use a piece trick to make the second Advantage (green) Qube.

The cubes aren't textured, like in the game. I wanted to keep the look basic. So, instead of marbled white and green Advantage Qubes, I simply made those Qubes solid green.

The activated and deactivated capture areas (the blue and red tiles) were supposed to be translucent, like they are in the game, but the colors ended up vanishing against the gray background, so I decided to use opaque red and blue.

The minifig representing Eliot, the default character, is not entirely accurate. His skin is kinda yellow (very Japanese-looking), his hair is a weird brown-orange, his shirt is white, but without pockets and with a blue tie, and his pants are more of an olive-drab color than straight green.

If the inclination strikes me, I will make another I.Q. MOC, this time with the Qubes in motion (not flat on the ground).

If you would like to see the gameplay from the last level, which I modeled this MOC after, click here.



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   Eliot IN ACTION!!!



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   The Qubes IN ACTION!!!



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   Running away.



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   Top down view, displaying Eliot, an activated capture point (blue), an Advantage Qube (green), and a deactivated capture point swallowing up a Qube.



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   Back view.



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   By the way, Eliot here is doing the puzzle completely wrong (turns out he needs an Advantage Qube spot from the previous puzzle).



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   Another top view.



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   Run away again!!!



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   Um, Eliot, that's not a very advantageous spot...



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   Eliot cowering in fear in front of two of the mysterious Forbidden Qubes!



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   Eliot happily advertising the... Erm... Advantageous Advantage Qube!



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   The deactivated red capture point in the middle of the capture zone.



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   While it is impossible to blow yourself away with a capture spot in the game, it certainly isn't impossible in this diorama!



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   When you don't have enough of the right pieces, you have to make it look like you do! Eliot uncovers the simple trick.



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   Disaster strikes when Eliot attempts to replace the bricks!!!



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   Ugh.

I was so far out of gray tile that I even used BLEY tiles!! Ewwweeee!



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   Eliot is shown who the true master is: Me!



Comments

 I like it 
  August 30, 2012
Now...can you solve your own puzzle?
 I like it 
  May 19, 2010
cool! congratulations on motd
 I like it 
  May 19, 2010
Wow. Congraz on MOTD.
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  May 19, 2010
Gratz' on MOTD.
  July 27, 2009
I prefer the BLEY tiles when I create. Great idea, cool man. Trade ya GREY for BLEY any DAY!!!(bluish grey, is what you mean, right, wait I saw the photo).
 I like it 
  November 20, 2008
ELIOT IS ME!!!
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  August 6, 2007
I remember playing this game, but not too well... Didn't you have to set up a spot where you would time a cube to hit, hitting the green making a lot of cubes go away? I think I remember hittimg one too many black cubes made you lose rows, making the game difficult and nigh unbeatable at some points, but enough of my ramblings, good job!
 I like it 
  July 5, 2007
Nice idea. I have the game but only on a demo disk...wish I would have picked up the full game back in the day. Keep up the gaming MOCs!
 
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