IndieBox August 2014

9.3 Overall Score
Gameplay: 8/10
Quality: 10/10
Value: 10/10

High quality packaging & instruction manual | Full CD soundtrack | Steam key included | Unique USB game cartridge | Fun puzzle game | Great overall value

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IndieBox August 2014

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Theme “Delivers collector’s edition versions of indie games to your door every month.”

Price $16.99 / month (with discounts for 3 or 6 month subscriptions)

Shipping $3 US

The Florida-based IndieBox is a subscription box meets a video game of the month club. Each month they offer a different and new game (always playable on PC, Linux & Mac). With a goal of “bringing back the box” you get a custom box, manual and other goodies like posters, keychains, stickers (varying monthly).

Each IndieBox is shipped in a plain white mailer that’s about the size of a small Priority Mail Flat Rate Box.

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High quality box with the game artwork and logo on the front and information on the back. Similar in size to the old NES boxes.

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Soundtrack

CD soundtrack with sleeve featuring game artwork.

 

 

 

 

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Rolled up mini-poster of Dr. Schrödinger from the game.

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Magnet

Business card sized refrigerator magnet.

 

 

 

 

IMG_20140828_015917Instruction Manual

High quality old school Instruction Manual complete with area for game notes. Back of the manual features a couple ads and talks about what’s included.

 

 

 

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Game Cartridge

Plastic cases holding the game “cartridge”. Sticker on the outside of the case has the Steam key. Steam keys are included when possible but are not guaranteed to be included for every game.

The USB Game Cartridge is something I’ve definitely never seen before. It’s about the size of a credit card and flips open to reveal the USB end. Instructions are included for opening the card. The USB card includes the full Mousecraft game, a digital copy of Indie Game Magazine and as bonus the game Hypnospace Enforcer.

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Mousecraft is a fun A to B puzzle game where you’ve got to help Dr. Schrödinger get the mice to the cheese. The block pieces that you move back and forth to adjust their path are reminiscent of Tetris. The game is more challenging at higher levels and even includes a level editor.

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Considering the game alone on Steam retails for $14.99, this month’s IndieBox is a pretty huge value. For a couple bucks more you’re getting custom packaging, a full CD soundtrack, and both the USB cartridge and Steam versions of the game.

If you’re into video games and subscription boxes, i’d highly recommend Indiebox.

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Disclosure: A complimentary IndieBox was given for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

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