A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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What the box is an Online Multiplayer shooter in which players control living boxes hiding amongst regular boxes while trying to destroy each other. Run around with your trusty box-cutter in hand or stand still and wait for the perfect moment to strike!

  • Online Multiplayer Shooter for up to 10 players!
  • Play in First-person or Third-person view
  • Random environment box placement for extra replayability.
  • 6 different game modes for different playstyles.
  • A box cutter for up-close and personal box battles!
  • Room customization, tweak settings to change the game!
  • Original soundtrack by Thiago Adamo.
  • Box shooting mini-game to play while waiting for other players to join.
  • BOXES!

Classic timed deathmatch mode! You have 5 minutes to find and kill as many player boxes as you can, by the end of the match the box with most kills wins!

You only have one bullet and your weapon won't reload. The only way to get more bullets is to kill other players! You can use your box-cutter, but be careful because others can see it! The player with most kills by the end wins.

One of the boxes is the powerful juggerbox! Only the juggerbox can score points by killing the other boxes, but the other boxes must try to kill it to steal its power. By the end of the match the box with most points wins!

In this mode, there are special box 'kingdom areas' that spawn at regular intervals in various places on the map. By standing alone in a kingdom area, you will be the king of the boxes, and you will get a point every 3 seconds. If someone else enters the kingdom area, it will become contested and won't give any points until only one box remains in the area. By the end of the match, the box with most points wins!

Classic timed team deathmatch mode! You and your teammates have 5 minutes to find and kill as many player boxes as possible, by the end of the match the team with most kills wins!

Your team must retrieve the opposing team's packing tape and return it to your team's base! The team that retrieves the most tape by the end of the match wins.

The core-gameplay mechanics and the 6 modes are implemented and I'm now working on new maps and extra polish for the official release.

If you buy the game on Itch.io you can retrieve a steam key once the game is available on Steam. The game should be coming to steam soon.

I'm mainly going for English (as a main language) and Portuguese(I'm a brazilian), but with a system in place for it, it's easy to add other languages in the future, and even possibly have it open for fan-made translations.

I am currently developing and testing both on a PC and a Mac, I can also export a linux build but I'm not testing it properly myself. From player reports it's apparently working well for them.

As a small indie developer I love to read suggestions and comments and always do my best to answer each one directly :)

You can send them over in the community section here, the comments section or drop in during my twitch development-stream and tell me about it!


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

What the box? Windows version Version 1.6.0 132 MB
What the box? OSX version Version 1.6.0 133 MB
What the box? Linux version Version 1.6.0 142 MB
What The Box? Windows 32-bit version Version 1.6.0 129 MB