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Posted: 4 weeks ago.

Author: Ellen Robertson and @GeekDadGamer.


Unpacking is a mediative puzzle game where you unpack your belongings into a series of either spaces, each representing a stage in life.

With no timers or scores, you get to know about each character through their possessions at your own pace. You'll learn their likes and dislikes and watch how they change throughout their life. Although this sounds easy, there is a slight challenge as some items have a designated spot you need to find to complete the level.

With the lack of dialogue and narrative prompts, Unpacking is a great for children and families. It's fun to use your imagination to construct the lives of the people you help unpack, filling in the gaps the game leaves. Following an anonymous character through their life and seeing them at their most transitory stages (i.e. moving to a new home) allows children to come to terms with growing up and adulthood.

DetailsGame Details

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Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: @WitchBeamGames


Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game. The length of each round is dictated by how long you spend unpacking and arranging objects in each room.
Players: This is a single player game.


You can try this game in a free demo. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Game not yet rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3+ and ESRB EVERYONE.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more about system accessibility settings.

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