Cube Quest

Photograph
ca. 1984 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This picture is a still from an animation taken from the videogame "Cube Quest", an arcade game released in 1983 by the company Simutrek Inc. Players had to maneuver a space ship through a series of corridors in the Cube.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Photographic still of an animation on glossy paper
Brief Description
Photographic still from the videogame 'Cube Quest', by Paul Allen Newell, ca.1984.
Physical Description
This still from the video game "Cube Quest" shows a tunnel-like setting, where the walls are constructed through an assemblage of identical technical elements resembling gear-wheels. Colouring held in blue tones. In the right corner is an imprint. Print with white narrow border. Signed by the artist on the back.
Dimensions
  • Length: 25.7cm
  • Width: 20.4cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Logo and 'Simutrek' (Printed in right bottom corner of print. The image was created to be handed out at the 1983 AMOA (Amusement Machine Operators of America) show in New Orleans.)
  • 'from "Cube Quest" / Paul Newell [signature] (Signed on back of print.)
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince
Production
Game 'Cube Quest' was released in 1984.
Subject depicted
Summary
This picture is a still from an animation taken from the videogame "Cube Quest", an arcade game released in 1983 by the company Simutrek Inc. Players had to maneuver a space ship through a series of corridors in the Cube.

Associated Object
Collection
Accession Number
E.985-2008

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record createdJune 8, 2009
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