Error Cube

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ERR://23¤Y%/
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Resource Details
Type Bonus Resource
Hardness 0 (Not mined directly)
Rarity Extremely Rare
Value Experience Points 2000 per unit

The Error Cube, called ERR://23¤Y%/ in-game, 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. It is simply a collector's item.

Because it currently lacks any use, it is widely considered as an Easter egg and often mistaken for a bug due to its intentionally glitchy-looking name, despite the fact that it's impossible for any sort of glitch to be this coherent.

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

A player's 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]

Error Cubes 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.
  • In the game files, the Error Cube is referred to as a "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 the Error Cube is going to be.
  • According to the description of the "What Are These Things?" achievement (obtained by collecting five Error Cubes), they are indeed alien artifacts, are hot to the touch, and possibly smell of tarmac.
  • After drinking Smart Stout, there is a chance the dwarf will mention the Error Cube.
  • The Error Cube may be related to the Error Helix. It is implied that the two have the same origin.