I Field I’m Not Getting a Deal


Cubefield is popular computer game that has given way to many generic versions & re-creations on mobile devices. There are nearly 25 Cubefield-like games each on the iTunes app store & the Google Play store. One of these apps, Cube Racer: A Ship Runners Race, is available for download on the Google Play store for Android. It operates similarly to Cubefield. In the game, you gain coins for advancement. The further you get, the more coins you receive. For 250 coins, you can buy a shield, which protects you from the first block you hit. Although this feature isn’t included in the original Cubefield game, it is nice to have protection. As you approach 250 coins, a box pops up prompting you to buy more coins. As you can see in the screenshot above, 500 coins costs $0.99. To the upper right of the price is a kapow bubble proclaiming a discount: 20% off. The deal price? Still 99 cents.

I’m clearly not getting a 20% discount. 20% off of $0.99 is approximately $0.79. Since the discount is obviously not applied, we contacted the developer of Cube Racer, Yannshu. He got back to us on June 23 with a response. Apparently, there is a currency bug on the Cube Racer app. “The deal is only working for people using the euro currency (€). For all others, it seems there is a bug due to the automatic pricing conversion between euros and other currencies,” he said. “We’ll publish an update correcting this bug soon and will let you know when it’s done.” The bug was corrected to show currency in only Euros & then fixed to show all currencies, including US Dollars. We thanked Yannshu for his quick response & correction.

Problem solved. Case closed.


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