Unbox Is A Physics Platformer About Cardboard Boxes

Amid the recent talk of prominent online retailers seeking permits to use drones to deliver our goods quicker than ever, Unbox [official site] has a better idea: self-delivering boxes.

In a sort of Marble Madness, roly poly-inspired physics platformer, developer Prospect Games is sticking it to the Royal Mail with an army of autonomous, customisable, hat-wearing, uniform-donning cardboard boxes who just can’t wait to get on their way. It looks silly, so hop beloew for a peak inside some recent trailers.

As the Steam Greenlight video shows, it makes even less sense in practice than it does in theory, but it looks like bloody good fun nonetheless. In single player, your sentient cardboard companions will roam several worlds including islands and mountains and oil rigs, solve puzzles and compete in time trials:

Whilst in multiplayer mode you and three mates will compete in four-player split screen relying on arsenal comprising fireworks, drop mines, traps and black holes:

The reason local multiplayer has been chosen over online, says the developers, is to pit friends against each other within “punchable” distance.  Or BOXing distance, maybe? No? Maybe I need to work on my DELIVERY. I’m here all weekend.

No word on when Prospect Games hope to release Unbox, however it currently lives on Steam Greenlight.


  1. iniudan says:

    Which on first sight mostly remind me of an other box shaped protagonist, Knightwasher.

    • Detocroix says:

      I have to admit I am slightly addicted to cubic characters!

  2. J. Cosmo Cohen says:

    It looks like pure fun. I’d happily play it right this second if I could.

  3. Kollega says:

    The concept on show here really is out-of-the-box, but eh… I can’t say I have crate expectations. Don’t mind me, though – I just find it card to get hyped these days unless the game is exactly what I want.

  4. Ejia says:

    Okay, maybe the MGS coverage is getting a bit out of hand…

  5. itsbenderingtime says:

    I have been around this world for awhile, and I have learned quite a few things. But nothing is more true than this:

    Everything is made better by steel drum accompaniment. Everything.