What’s in the Box?

By: Derek Yu

On: November 14th, 2012

What's in the Box?, by finc

What’s in the Box? is a clever puzzler from Finlay Costello, aka “finc”. The goal of the game is to carry a red box out of each level using your snake-like arm, a task complicated by the fact that the box is stopped by the red X’s and your hand is stopped by blue ones. Winning involves timing as well as puzzle-solving, and you’ll have to play perfectly (zero errors) to find out what’s in the box.

It should be mentioned that this is the first video game finc has ever made, using Game Maker 8. Congratulations!

  • Jay Sherby

    Gwyneth Paltrow’s head. #spoilers

  • sykurmoli

    Don’t forget that dropping the box on switches also activate them. The game doesn’t explain that but it’s an essential mechanism. Other than that, great game (but difficult)

  • http://www.tiltstudios.com/ Dan Fessler

    Really clever idea! very cool game

  • guest

    Pain. #phatbeats

  • sam

    hey i live in albuquerque!!!

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  • mong

    why does it look like VVVVVV?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=587966440 Karstein Røsnes Ersdal

    Well done! I love the fact that the difficulty curve is well balanced, and that new mechanics get introduced

  • Dracula

    Improved Graphics! Which apparently equates to a much less subdued palette.

    Worth it!

  • a

    how to entrapment?

  • machoman

    Really great game. I’m really surprised there’s still room for new mechanics in puzzle games like these.

  • http://twitter.com/FinlayCostello Finlay Costello

    Because I love VVVVVV! It’s also influenced by Manic Miner and a load of BBC Micro games. :)

  • http://twitter.com/FinlayCostello Finlay Costello

    Thank you for your kind words! Glad you like it.

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  • >:L

    “and you’ll have to play perfectly (zero errors) to find out what’s in the box.”


    I hate that box >:T

    Cool game :D