Error Cube

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Resource Details
Type Bonus Resource
Hardness 0 (Not mined directly)
Rarity Extremely Rare
Value Experience Points 2000 per unit

ERR://23¤Y%/ is an extraordinarily rare resource. It must be dug out of the ground, and can be deposited into M.U.L.E. like all other resources. Once brought back to the Space Rig, it will appear in the players stash of minerals, but is not an ingredient in any upgrade or Accessory Shop purchase, and it cannot be exchanged in the Mineral Trade.

Because it currently lacks any use, it is widely considered as an Easter egg and often mistaken for a bug.

As of Update 25, the Error Cube appears alongside other minerals, but only when viewing the Accessory Shop.

A players inventory, with 3 error cubes.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

As it appears in-game
The gray spikes marking its location

Its basic shape is a pitch black cube. White, softly pulsating outlines cross its outer exterior in a grid-like pattern, dividing the black cube shape into smaller cube-like shapes. Four lines cross each side of the cube.

The area that the cube is buried in is covered in large gray spikes and a purple glow, similar to other resources hidden within the walls.

Locations[edit | edit source]

ERR://23¤Y%/ can be found in any Planetary Region and Mission Type, although very rarely, being generated with a 1 in 26 chance.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When marked with a laser pointer, the dwarves will make curious remarks such as: "I wonder if it's edible", "Strange thing" and "What the heck is this".
  • There was a small chance you could receive an Error Cube when destroying a gift during the Christmas Seasonal Event.
  • There was a small chance you could receive an Error Cube when destroying a pumpkin during the Halloween Seasonal Event
  • In the game files, the Error Cube is referred to as "Precursor Artifact"
  • Ghost Ship Games have hinted that the Error Cube may be connected to the lore of the game.
  • Its appearance heavily resembles a Rubik's cube.
  • At the moment not even the developers know what ERR://23¤Y%/ is going to be.
  • According to the description of the "What Are These Things?" achievement, they are indeed alien artifacts, are hot to the touch, and possibly smell of tarmac.
  • If you craft smart stout and drink it there is a chance the dwarf will mention the error cube and taking five and inserting it into something only to lose train of thought not too long after that.