I am Box, a Windows Phone game that will drive you crazy

I am Box is one of the simplest Windows Phone games out there. But you shouldn't mistake simple with easy because I am Box can kick you to the curb.

I am Box is a fast paced game of survival calling you to catch incoming colored arrows with the side of a box that has the matching color. The longer you survive, the better.

The colored arrows enter the screen slowly but as they move closer to the cube, they speed up. You spin the cube clockwise and counter-clockwise by tapping the left or right corner of the screen.  As you can guess, when the first arrow strikes a non-coordinating color the game ends. Your score is your the time you survive before matching the wrong colored arrow.

Graphics are simple, game play is very challenging (either that or I have the coordination of a Bull Moose) and the music intense with I am Box.  The developer recommends wearing headphones to get the full effect of the music.

I can see I am Box being a fun "pass and play" styled game when you're hanging out with friends to see who can last the longest or when you have a few seconds to waste. There is a free trial version available for I am Box with the full version running $.99.

You can find I am Box here at the (opens in new tab) Windows Phone Store. It is available for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices.

QR: I am Box

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

38 Comments
  • sounds good. and best thing is, its also available for wp7 :)
  • This game is impossible. Lol
  • I love this game. It gets nuts at 50 seconds when everything starts shifting.
  • I am Boxxy, you see! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjPrHv5x-NI
  • Why did I click on your link? i knew I shouldn't, but I did.
  • Me too and now I want to drown myself
  • Well I Am Colorblind making this game impossible to play. :(
  • That's just playing this game on expert mode.
  • That made me chuckle
    Sorry you're colorblind
  • Sucks for you
  • No thanks.
  • Thank you for that highly descriptive paragraph about why the game isn't for you, it will defiantly change my perspective on the game as a whole and my life. WHOA! LIFE CHANGING MOMENT IN ALL CAPS!
    /done now
  • Absolutely brilliantly difficult game. Good work
  • You are right "not much to it". The purpose of a game should be to entertain the player, not to try to defeat him within 10 seconds of game play.
  • I guess you've never played QWOP then? :P
  • Should I be proud or ashamed that my high score is 8 seconds?
  • Ashamed... I managed 15 on my first try :P
  • Grrr another game that's totally useless if your colour blind
  • It's a video, George! Why use half of the time desperately trying to explain the game? Just show us!
  • I got to 18 seconds on the trial- tempted to buy. Challenging like Super Hexagon. Where is my windows phone version... :'(
  • Simple concepts shine with good execution. Kudos, developer(s).
  • What is the difference between the trial and paid version?
  • A warm fuzzy feeling that you supported the developer...
  • you won´t get past 30 seconds
  • well, it seems like it at first, but I managed to get to 4 minutes (it ends there) after a week of heavy playing :D
  • Hard game
  • Nope sorry im in 2013
  • Shouldn't you rename to Vb2013 then?
  • Lol really -_-
  • Wow, something that ends faster than sex
  • I liked the game but... why should I buy it if the whole game is in the trial version ?? 
  • I got to 38 seconds,trial is over then,took me about 30 times to finish it..
  • Great game, pretty difficult. Hats off to the devs, I played like 40 rounds and got a whopping 22 seconds lol!
  • You can so tell that it was developed with a square screen, mainly because the visibility from top/bottom leaves very little reaction time - shame I can't time 33secs correctly :-/
  • God dammit! It's so hard!
  • That's what she said! Lol.
  • My record is 3:14 o.o  ... pretty hard
     
  • Looks interesting, but why the clumsy controls?
    with touch screen you could turn your box by sliding your finger along the screen?
    perhaps version 2? I'd buy that.