Designed and developed for VR, ‘Boxed In’ can also be played using a keyboard & mouse or a controller. You must clear the room of coloured cubes by creating matches. The cubes can come from in-front, above, or below. Just make sure you don’t get…Boxed In!
You can select to play in ‘Survival’ mode where the cubes just keep coming, faster and faster, or ‘Solitaire’ mode where the room is filled with cubes and you can take your time to clear them. Difficulty is determined by how many different colours of cube you choose to deal with. Three is the easiest and five is the hardest. To make things even harder, you can choose matches to be made by a line of three cubes of the same colour, or a square of four. You must also choose the direction the cubes will approach you from: the back wall, the ceiling, or the floor. In total there are 36 variations of play.
Using the primary controller you have the ability to: change the colour of an existing cube; add a new cube; or push a cube (if it’s close to you). The secondary controller allows you to teleport around the room or on to the top of boxes.
Non VR Controls
Using the keyboard & mouse or a controller, you can do all the same things except teleport. Sadly you must move in the old-fashioned “walking” type way. You do however have the ability to jump, so there’s that. :)
Your aim is to get the highest score you possibly can before you are either crushed by the cubes (in Survival) or you clear the room (in Solitaire). If you remove cubes quickly then you can earn a multiplier allowing you to increase your score rapidly. Your current multiplier is displayed next to your primary controller (in VR) and on the HUD (non VR).
What’s the point of playing a game if you can’t be the best in the world? Each of the 36 game modes has a leaderboard associated with it. Get your name up there!
“Simple, intuitive and thoroughly addictive.”
“People who get easily addicted to those match-up games will probably love this one.”
“An addictive VR puzzler that’s simple to understand and well executed.”
“It’s a polished spin on a classic genre.”
“It is a challenging game which is great to play, especially with family or friends.”