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Boxes: Lost Fragments — Everything We Know



Boxes: Lost Fragments Promotional Art

For those who’ve got a heart for intricate mechanisms and absurdly complicated puzzles, Big Loop Studios’ Boxes: Lost Fragments will no doubt tickle your fancy. Why? Well, as it turns out, the game itself is one enormous puzzle box—a collection, if you will, that, on paper, goes under the guise of a lavish mansion in receipt of waves of secrets, but in reality, has all the bells and whistles of a traditional brain-tickling conundrum. And for what it’s worth, it doesn’t appear to be the sort of game that’ll hold out its hand and walk you through the motions, either. Fair enough.

The good news is, fellow devotees of the puzzle-solving community won’t have to wait all that long to get a taste of what’s to come in Big Loop Studios’ upcoming project. Until it does arrive on its chosen platforms, though, here’s everything you should know about it.

What Is Boxes: Lost Fragments?

Octopus box in Boxes: Lost Fragments

Boxes: Lost Fragments is a puzzle game in which you fill the boots a “legendary thief”—a tenacious antihero who, in an attempt to wipe the floors of an old mansion clean of all its treasures, winds up being locked away and buried in the nooks and crannies of a labyrinth of intricate puzzles. As this antihero, you will need to set out to unravel the secrets that idle in each level, and use your cunning skills to banish the boxes and unlock their inner mysteries.

“Inspired by the cryptic atmosphere, intricate machinery, and smooth controls of the best room escape games, we have created a diverse set of original puzzle levels that will test your resolve and skills to navigate this mysterious and compelling journey,” says the developer in a press release. “Each level is beautiful, unique, and a true delight to explore and figure out.” Color us intrigued.


Clock puzzle in Boxes: Lost Fragments

To cut a long story short, Boxes: Lost Fragments tells the tale of a master thief, one who’s stuck within the walls of an old mansion. The goal, really, is to sift through the mysterious boxes that have been left behind, and unlock their secrets. Will there be a light at the end of the tunnel, or so much as an exit? Who knows. Either way, it appears that the only escape will be through the locks on the countless boxes.

“As a legendary thief, your next assignment lures you into a grand and lavish mansion,” the blurb reads in part. “There you find a series of puzzle boxes, designed for an unknown purpose. What should have been a quick in-and-out, gradually turns into your own harrowing struggle for freedom and answers.”


Aquatic puzzle in Boxes: Lost Fragments

Boxes: Lost Fragments will accommodate a wide variety of lock and key-based puzzles, all of which will feature colorful and intricate designs, combinations, and mechanisms. So, if you’re the type of person who gets a kick out of completing trick boxes, then you ought to find Lost Fragments to your liking. Also, if you’re a fan of The Room, or anything that incorporates thought-provoking puzzles and unfathomable conclusions, then again, you’ll probably have a few boxes checked.

Trinket boxes and gears aside, the gameplay trailer also showcases a series of rooms, all of which revolve around a particular theme or item of interest. For example, one scene reveals a ship, as well as an aquatic theme, whereas another sheds light on a clocktower, and respectively, a series of cogs, handles, and dials. So, from the looks of it, each level will play out in a different style, which, in short, means you'll need to anticipate the spontaneity of it all.


If you happened to miss out on the initial announcement earlier this month, Boxes: Lost Fragments is being developed by Big Loop Studios, a studio based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Aside from Boxes, the firm has also been responsible for the likes of Escape Machine City, as well as the Doors series. Suffice it to say, that Big Loop Studios knows a thing or two about mystery and puzzle games, therefore our trust in the project is monumentally high. And rightly so.

As luck would have it, the devs did go on to post a short demo of Boxes: Lost Fragments a little ways back. You can get a taste of what's to come by checking out the teaser on Steam here.


Boxes: Lost Fragments - Trailer

The good news is, that there is a trailer for Boxes: Lost Fragments, and it just so happens to showcase some of the key elements and gameplay mechanics that we’ll be seeing come launch day. You can check it out for yourself in the video embedded above.

Release Date, Platforms & Editions

Mechanical puzzle in Boxes: Lost Fragments

Boxes: Lost Fragments is currently slated for a February 1, 2024 launch on Android and PC via Steam. As for whether or not it’ll be heading to the likes of Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, or Nintendo Switch at a later date is still unclear. Needless to say, if the game does perform well on its launch platforms, then it’s likely to receive an extension on additional devices. Fingers crossed, anyway.

As far as launch editions travel, Boxes: Lost Fragments will receive one: the standard edition. You can go ahead and staple that to your wishlist over on Steam here. Can't wait to unbox the full package? You can download a demo of the game via Big Loop Studios' launch platforms today.

Interested in staying up to date with Boxes: Lost Fragments ahead of its 2024 release? If so, then be sure to check in with the folks over at Big Loop Studios for all the latest developments via their official social handle here. If anything does change ahead of its debut, then we’ll be sure to fill you in on all the key details right here on


So, what’s your take? Will you be picking up a copy of Boxes: Lost Fragments when it arrives on Steam later this year? Let us know your thoughts over on our socials here.

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