Unpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.
Over the course of eight house moves, you are given a chance to experience a sense of intimacy with a character you never see and a story you’re never told.
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This game was really cute. The graphics are really pleasant, and the gameplay is simple but almost zen. Also very neat how it tells a story with little to no dialogue but through the items your character keeps or doesn't and the spaces they inhabit. Very cute romance, and nice to have an indie without a huge twist, just a peaceful short experience.
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Plays with space and time in effortlessly charming ways, asking you both to observe a character's growth and shape that growth directly. There is real beauty to the way the game makes moving in with your boyfriend a painful, exhausting chore - nothing matched the anger I felt when I discovered I could only hang my degree up in the bathroom, except for the anger I felt when I discovered he wouldn't even let me put it up there - and then, a few years later, putting you in a position where you have to consciously transform your individual space into a shared space. Great stuff.