A zen puzzle game about unpacking a life

Unpacking is a 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.

Unpacking kid's stationery Unpacking kid's stationery
  • PAX Aus indie showcase pax aus 2019
  • Official Selection Mild Rumpus GDC 2019
  • Official Selection Day off the Devs 2018
  • Official Selection Freeplay Parallels Showcase 2018
  • Official Selection Stugan 2018
  • Unpack a home — from a single bedroom to an entire house
  • Meditative gameplay with no timers or scores
  • Explore domestic environments with all their nooks and crannies while you stack plates, hang towels, and arrange bookshelves
  • Discover a character’s story through the items that come with her to each new home (and the items that get left behind)
  • Soundtrack by BAFTA award-winning composer & audio director Jeff van Dyck
Unpacking box with stuff
"Packing is hell, but Unpacking sort makes me want to move house so I can unpack."
"Why yes, I WOULD like to know more about this game where cardboard moving boxes magically disappear in a delightful puff of smoke."
"One impressive thing about Unpacking is the way it tells a story without any dialogue, text, or visible characters."
"Maybe this is just the grownup version of a doll house. Whatever it is, I want more of it."
"Unpacking is fascinating, and incredibly telling about whoever’s playing it. Maybe TOO telling."
"Unpacking isn't a traditional PAX game, but it was easily one of the best"
"It's a slight game about a mundane act, and every single element of it is delightful. It all sparks joy is what I'm saying."
"Turning stressful activities into a stressless game"
Unpacking kitchen items Unpacking kitchen items

Follow Unpacking

Join our community


Join our mailing list

Sign up to our mailing lists for updates about the
development of Unpacking.

Unpacking books and toys Unpacking books and toys
Unpacking boxes of memories Unpacking boxes of memories