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!
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Very Positive (23 reviews) - 82% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (417 reviews) - 82% of the 417 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 12, 2016

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July 11

The Workshop Update is here!

It took a while but the Workshop update is finally here! What The Box now features a level editor in which you can create and share your own WTB maps!

If you want to know more about how the level editor works, check the Level Editor Guide!



The game was also updated to a newer version of unity, which should fix some old issues and got some bugs were fixed.



It also now shows you how many rooms are available on each region, so you can jump to a region with rooms open right away instead of cycling through regions to check for rooms!

I hope you enjoy this update! A smaller one will come soon fixing a couple of bugs reported with the level editor.

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May 27

Upcoming Workshop Update!

It's been a long time since the last post but here we go again!

I'm preparing a new update of What The Box, this update will be mainly focused in introducing a new level editor integrated with Steam Workshop, but I'm also working on a few improvements!

The game is being updated to Unity 5.6.1 which should fix some issues and improve performance.

Another thing that I have been working on is a better way to find available games:


This image is generated in real time in PHP and is always updated with the current number of rooms open in the game, that way you can know if there is a room open at the moment without having to actually check in-game. I've placed it in the game's website

On the next update the room listings menu will display the amount of rooms available on each region right away, so if you want to play no matter what region you can jump straight to the region that have rooms at the moment!


On the Level Editor front, the main meat of this update, things have been going great. Feature-wise it's almost ready to go, just need to add a lot of different objects to it and start testing it. (Are you interested in testing it?
Jump on my discord and tell me!) Will probably start testing this week.

I've started writing a little Steam Guide on how to use the level editor with lots of little gifs, you can see a little bit of how it works here:





Lastly, I took back to streaming the development of the game, you can watch the streams here, I've been streaming around 2~3pm pst.



Thanks for reading! Hope you'll enjoy the next update :D If you have any suggestions or ideas please drop them here or show up on the discord or stream to talk about it!

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About This Game

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.
  • Level Editor to make your own levels.
  • Steam workshop integration for you to play levels other players made.
  • Bots that you can play with 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.​

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 (2.5GHz) or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible dedicated graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GT 740 / Radeon R7 250 or above
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.3
    • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 9400 256MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.3
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 1GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 (2.5GHz) or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 9400 256MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GT 740 / Radeon R7 250 or above
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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