Guns N’ Boxes is a top-down single screen arena-style multiplayer shooter where you shoot boxes, get random weapons and use them to blast everything that moves! Choose your favorite character and duke it out with rifles, hot dog launchers, rail guns, arrows and tons of other weapons.
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Sep 22, 2016
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Why Early Access?

“Guns N’ Boxes is still undergoing development, and yet, it’s still very solid fun in its current state. Early Access lets us show you the game and involve the community in the developing process while receiving feedback and suggestions to make Guns N’ Boxes the greatest possible game we can create alongside you.

Don’t worry though. This game is, from a design standpoint, made to be created along the Steam Community. We’ve previously showcased the game in events and taken tons of feedback from the players, sometimes even implementing new features. This is not just a broken project. This game works, and will get bigger and bigger.


Also money. Early Access in the world is not just all fun and giggles. We’ve been developing this project since August 2015 and our funding isn’t going to last forever. To have a more reliable source of income and continue making games, financial help from an Early Access is right up our alley.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As long as it takes us to complete and polish this project so that it meets a high quality standard. Take into account that the developing team stands currently at 4 full-time members and with our setup, it will take a while to turn it into the game we envision.

We estimate 8+ months, but we honestly can’t give a solid number, since the community’s engagement and its effect on the game’s development is very hard to gauge beforehand.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Most core mechanics in the game are already working and functional, so the game is fully playable. Of course there will be bugs and things that will need to be fixed, as there always are, but we’re prepared to iron them out on the run as fast as we can.

The goal of the Early Access is to add even more content to Guns N’ Boxes, most of which is planned, such as:

-More characters.
-Guest characters(!)
-More weapons
-More game modes
-More Stages
-Trading cards
-Achievements

Some of these are already in development, too!

Additionally, there will be improvements in game performance, graphics, networking, improving Steam Controller support, Steam features integration, background and lore details on the characters and narrative universe (which will be worked on alongside the Steam Community) and an in-game communication system. Also planned is some kind of Single Player Mode.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is already fully playable and enjoyable in its current state. Updates will fix bugs and problems and add more content to the game.

You can play with up to 4 players Online, LAN and Local matches!
Two game modes are working: Deathmatch and Elimination.
There's currently a single map: a forest based arena. A second map is nearing completion and will be included shortly after the Early Access release.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will increase when we leave Early Access. We will announce the price change with proper anticipation in given time”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“As we previously stated, this game has been designed to be developed along with the community. Feedback will always be welcome (and wanted), both technical and non-technical, as well as thoughts and suggestions from players.

We often showcase the game at local and international events and take the players' feedback into account when developing new features. We plan to do the same with the community's suggestions.

Feel welcome to leave feedback and bug reports on the Steam forums. We'll be actively showing development progress on social networks. We plan to keep updates steady and add content to the game frequently.”
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February 1

Update 21 - Dev log


Welcome back

It's time to start off 2019 with a big patch. Update 21 is now live and it includes a few key changes we've been building towards for some time now.

The multiplayer code has been internally reworked. It should be transparent to you when you play, but it is now way better than before. There's a huge improvement in latency as well for those who were affected. Please keep in mind everyone needs to be on the same version for the matchmaking to work.

Steam invites are now back, but still a work in progress. Please try them out and let me know if it breaks anything.

The game's install size has been reduced considerably, and game stutters while loading have been eliminated. This was common on the first boss and some rooms.

A note about development. Our time's been taken up by other contract and freelance work for these past months and it will continue from February on, so while updates to the game will be less frequent, we are still working on it and heading towards the final release. Thanks to all who have stuck with us during these past years in Early Access.

Mauri

Update 21 Patch Notes
  • Replaced multiplayer backend with Photon PUN
  • Greatly improved online latency
  • Added Steam friend invites (this needs some testing. It may break)
  • Updated Unity Engine version to 2017.4.x
  • Greatly reduced game install size
  • Greatly improved loading times
  • Improved game performance
  • Greatly reduced game stutters
  • Updated loading screen graphics
  • Added rules menu
  • The default configuration for local matches is now: Countdown - 1:30 minutes - 3 bots
  • Guns drops in singleplayer is now more varied
  • Removed local battle menu. local battle button now creates a match directly
  • Fixed issue where damage would double while playing online games
  • Fixed issue where christmas effects were applied on halloween
  • Fixed issue where music slider wouldn't set the right volume
  • Fixed autosaving notifications not showing
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December 23, 2018

Happy Holidays!



Hello!

As the year wraps up we'd like to make one more dev post. After the last mayor update and mini patches we took some time off Guns N' Boxes to work on some freelance proyects.

We've been steadily working on update 21 at a slower pace. The plan was to initially release it this month but with the holiday season upon us and the release of a certain fighting game we opted to push it to next January. This will also give us some time to include more content so it works out best in the end.

From all of us at LightArrow Games, we'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

See you all in 2019
-Mauri
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“I look forward to playing some more Guns N' Boxes”
Rami Ismail

About This Game

Guns N’ Boxes is a top-down single screen arena-style multiplayer shooter in which you shoot boxes, collect random weapons and use special items to unleash destruction upon everything that moves! Choose your favorite character from across the space-time continuum and duke it out using rifles, hot dog launchers, rail guns, tomatoes, arrows and tons of other weapons.

Pick-up-and-play!

Guns N' Boxes is surprisingly easy to pick up and play with your friends. Learning the basics takes a minute, but becoming an expert takes lots of effort. Foes of all skill levels will feel welcome in Guns N' Boxes.

Multiplayer Frenzy!

Brought friends? No problem! Up to 4 player local and online competitive modes. Fight for survival and prove your skills against the internet. Outshoot your foes, run for cover and become the best in this non-stop, wacky multiplayer gauntlet of bullets!

A Classic Charm

Pixel Art-style aesthetic and animations made with more love than your grandmother's cookies. Modern visuals with a classic feel that will take you back to the 16-bit era as if time hadn’t gone by. Guns N’ Boxes is some sort of a... "neoclassic" with unrelenting action to sate your thirst for adrenaline in pixels.

Pistols, Rifles, Foodstuffs and more!

Arm yoursef with the myriad weapons that are hidden within the boxes! Quick-firing pistols, foe-smiting railguns, exploding hot dogs and many other kinds of armaments can be used to wreak havoc around you. Master and fire laser beams, grenades and shotguns as you adapt to your situation. Oh wait... such a pity they all drop randomly!


Features

-Retro-flavored action and aesthetic.
-Online and local multiplayer craziness.
-Lots and lots of weapons!
-Addictive, action-packed and easy to play but hard to master gameplay!
-Full Gamepad Support (includes Steam Controller)
-Play with the zaniest characters —there's even a deadly washing machine!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT 730 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.0Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 560 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS 10.6+
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS 10.6+
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.0Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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