In the spirit of taking things too far, here is a fully functional 5-dimensional analogue of Rubik's cube.

"In that blessed region of Four Dimensions, shall we linger on the threshold of the Fifth, and not enter therein?"

- Edwin Abbott, Flatland




latest update posted update 5-6-08
NEW! now with stereo

This program requires an OpenGL accelerated graphics card, and will require you to install the .Net 2.0 Runtime.  It will also place a shortcut on your desktop to the program.


Feature Notes


These might be helpful as you get going with the puzzle.


The MagicCube5D
Hall of Insanity


Believe it or not, MagicCube5D is solvable!  The solvers list is short, but we hope it will grow, so give it a shot and send us your log file when you make it.




The 3D cube has 43252003274489856000 permutations.  How many do the various 5D cubes have?


Anatomy of a
Rubik's Cube


Just some observations about characteristics of all higher dimensional analogues.




MagicCube5D is based on many of the concepts and ideas from MagicCube4D.  You wouldn't necessarily have to solve that puzzle first, but it sure would help!  Also, the 4D Cubing Group has had much discussion about MC5D.  Joining and/or searching it is a good way to get further information about this puzzle.  MagicCube3D is another good way to try to understand all this by dimensional analogy.


Source Code
and license


If you port MagicCube5D, it would be nice to keep it connected to the original, whether that is by publishing it on our site (with due credit for effort of course!) or by us linking to you, so keep us posted :)


All MagicCube5D images on this site are in the public domain.  Images you produce with MagicCube5D are your property.



MagicCube5D was written by Roice Nelson and Charlie Nevill.  We would also like to thank Melinda Green and Remigiusz Durka for their efforts in helping to spec out the interface.

Send suggestions or comments to roice "at"




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