A two-person family development team has seen the launch of its highly anticipated PC title ruined by repeated cyber attacks.
Cube World was finally released in alpha last week but very few gamers have been lucky enough to get their hands on it due to repeated store downtime. It transpires, however, that this is not a simple technical mishap.
"Initially we assumed the fault was on our side, like our download/updating system could be broken, so we closed the sale and improved our system," the game's creator Wollay Funck told Kotaku.
"But it turned out that all these problems were the result of DoS attacks. It seems that someone is trying to systematically damage us and our business. The attacks usually occur during evening/night as soon as we open our store or user registrations. The attackers obviously want to prevent us from selling our game.
"Being just a small team (my wife and me), we didn't expect such things. We just tried to make our game available in its early state in the best possible way, which is on our homepage, where we can directly communicate with the community and provide patches and updates easily."
The pair says they are hoping to implement a fix for the issues, although they are not yet able to offer a timeframe.