Who Needs Drones When Your Packages Are Sentient?
Unbox puts players in control of living cardboard boxes who must bounce and roll their way to delivery. In order to save themselves from bankruptcy, the Global Postal Service (GPS) created living boxes to save on paying human staff. The boxes can deliver themselves to customers all over the world.
This is the first title from Manchester, UK based, Prospect Games. An indie developer, they pride themselves on weird and quirky titles, which explains the bizarre premise. Releasing on September 7 for PC, Unbox is a love letter to 90’s platformers, powered by Unreal Engine 4.
The challenges our boxy protagonists face include racing against a clock, solving puzzles, and experimenting with physics, with occasionally explosive results. The boxes also come equipped with the ability to “Unbox” shedding a cardboard layer mid-air to shrink and reach higher platforms.
Players have the ability to customize their boxes with a collection of hats, clothing, and accessories. In case you need a wicked pair of shades to perform your best. This will come in handy during the game’s retro-inspired local multiplayer where players have to keep up with their character on split screen.
If all this wasn’t ludicrous enough, (and let’s face it, it totally is) Unbox also tasks players with defeating a devious boss and his minions. Silly? Sure, but in all the right ways.
Take a look at the trailer below and let me know what you think in the comments. Unbox will be available on Steam on September 7th, 2016.