Unbox

An unusual 3D platformer game based on physics. It was developed by Prospect Games, studio whose employees co-created such games as GRID 2, DiRT Rally, and LEGO Jurassic World. In Unbox, we assume the role of self-delivering cardboard boxes, and our task is to test this revolutionary courier technology in all possible ways. The traditional mechanics of 3D platformer titles are complemented by elements of several other genres, including logic, action, racing, and even fighting games. The core of the gameplay is the use of physical properties of a cardboard boxes, though; they can roll and jump as well as utilize several kinds of weapons. Every box can also be customized with unlockable skins and accessories. Unbox offers a single player as well as a split-screen multiplayer mode for up to four players. Thanks to the utilization of Unreal Engine 4, Unbox has detailed graphics (for a production of this kind) as well as an advanced physics engine.

PC / Windows
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Unbox | PC

Unbox release date for PC:

game language:
English

05 September 2016 | Worldwide

05 September 2016 | Europe

05 September 2016 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: split screen, players: 1 - 4
Expectations: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Unbox | PS4

Unbox release date for PS4:

game language:
English

14 February 2017 | Worldwide

14 February 2017 | Europe PAL

14 February 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: split screen, players: 1 - 4
Expectations: 5.0 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Unbox | XBOX ONE

Unbox release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

14 February 2017 | Worldwide

14 February 2017 | Europe PAL

14 February 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: split screen, players: 1 - 4
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.  

Unbox for Xbox One is an original, physics-based 3D platformer in which we assume the role of self-delivering cardboard boxes. The game’s premise was created during the EU4 Game Jam contest in which the developers had to create a game powered by Unreal Engine 4. The final product for Xbox One was made by the independent Prospect Games, of which some employees previously worked on such titles as GRID 2, DiRT Rally, or LEGO Jurassic World. The Manchester-based studio put a great emphasis on creativity and experimenting with various technologies such as advanced physics engines or the Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets.

Plot

The game puts us in the shoes of testers of a new revolutionary technology, namely, self-delivering packages. Before this solution goes public and changes the traditional postal services forever, it has to be thoroughly tested first. This is where the players step in. Assuming the role of cardboard boxes, they have to verify their potential of motor skills.

Mechanics

Unbox draws inspiration from many classical productions that the developers played in their youth, for example: GoldenEye, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Kart, or Marble Blast. Therefore, the title offers typical three-dimensional platformer mechanics complemented with elements of several other genres such as logic, action, racing, and even fighting games. The foundation of the gameplay is the utilization of physical properties of a cardboard box – in Prospect Games’ product, they can not only roll and jump but also use a few kinds of weapons (for instance, flares, fireworks, mines, traps, or black holes). To identify better with the cardboard “protagonist”, the developers also prepared various unlockable skins and accessories that can be applied to our hero to provide it with a unique and special appearance.

Game modes

Unbox for Xbox One allows us to play either solo or in a split-screen multiplayer mode for up to 4 players (the title does not feature an online gameplay). Depending on the chosen mode, our task can involve collecting a given amount of collectibles, reaching a destination before our opponents, or defeating them with the use of available weapons. The production offers a tournament variant and – for the creative folk – the possibility to create your own game mode based on your rules.

Technical aspects

Thanks to building their game on Unreal Engine 4, the developers of Unbox were able to combine simple mechanics of a classical platformer game with elements of other genres and high-quality three-dimensional graphics. While playing, we will visit visually attractive, well-modeled locations such as mountains or island, in both an exotic and a winter atmosphere.

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Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

Unbox trailer

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