Unbox Arrives on Steam Today

Adventuring packs up, and ships out

Unbox Cover

Manchester-based indie game developer Prospect games has announced today the official release of their latest game; Unbox. A quirky adventure that puts a unique spin on both the postal service and delivering process, Unbox promises to deliver a fun-yet-challenging game, complete with single and multiplayer features, all wrapped up into one neat little package.

Unbox‘s story revolves around the fictional Global Postal Service. Faced with the ever-increasing prospect of bankruptcy, the GPS attempts to create something that will forever change the way packages are delivered; the self-delivering box. Players will take control of the company’s latest cardboard marvel, Newbie, as they set off to explore exotic lands, battle foes and, you know… make sure that the mail arrives on time. You can check out a full list of Unbox’s key features below:

  • Retro without the rose-tinted glasses – The game stands as a love letter to 90s platformers, whilst using power of UE4 to create the best possible challenges
  • New Mechanics – The boxes have a unique power; they can “Unbox” to jump in mid-air, each time shedding a cardboard layer ad shrinking in size. No platform is out of reach!
  • Unique story – The tale of a struggling postal service testing its sentient boxes’ delivering power, whilst also trying to defeat the devious Boss Wild and the Wild Cards, has a cute ad individual cast of characters for players to meet.
  • Local multiplayer – The game’s retro-inspired local multiplayer means that it provides split-screen enjoyment and evokes a sense of nostalgia.
  • Customization – Dress to impress with a variety of boxes, hats, clothing and accessories, with anything from sunglasses to a fez hat.
  • Soundtrack – Composed by Matt Griffin, the soundtrack to Unbox is comprised of 24 vibrant tracks and will be available as free DLC on launch.

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Unbox is now available for purchase on Steam. Prospect Games is also currently celebrating the game’s release by offering a 20% discount for those who purchase it any time before September 12th, marking it down from $15.99 to $12.79



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