Page tree
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata


BoxRunner

About

The story behind Box Runner is a simple one; my kid was playing a rather violent game on the iPad one day and I asked him if there wasn’t anything better for him to play; of course he answered no. So I decided to make a modernized arcade style game without violence. I am neither for or against violent games mind you, and I enjoy my fair share of games that contain violence.

So one Friday evening I decided I would challenge myself; could I:

  • Make a game in a single weekend?
  • Publish it by Monday morning? (In 60 hours.)
  • And keep it Non-Negative?

Personally, the hardest part was thinking up game rules that were non-negative. How to play a game without violence or other negativity in the game.

I was stranded in a hotel for the weekend, so I had the time.

By Monday morning I had a working game. It was rough and not very polished but it performed well and all the main features worked. I had just enough time left over to make a quick game trailer.

I forced myself to publish it as it was, all the while resisting the urge to “add one more thing”. I promised myself that I would polish it up a bit more and release that as version 1.1. I did manage to add all of the features I really wanted in version 1.1 later on.

Game Concept

The idea of the game is simple, how many points can you get before time runs out? Mr. Doo-Dad is your trusty robot here to help! Run Mr. Doo-Dad into as many boxes as you can to collect their contents before time runs out. Don't bother stopping to collect the loot, Mr. Doo-Dad will pull it to himself magnetically.

Game Details

  • Coins are worth 10 points
  • Gems are worth 50 points
  • Time Extensions are worth 15 seconds

Game Controls

  • W, A, S, D Will controll Mr. Doo-Dad's movement.
  • Spacebar will make Mr. Doo-Dad jump.
  • Holding Left Mouse button will move the camera in 'Free-Look' mode.
  • Holding Right Mouse button will move the camera and Mr. Doo-Dad the direction the camera is looking.

Service Desk

If you need some help, have some feedback, or want to report a bug, head over to the Service Desk and log a request. 

Service Desk Box Runner


About this project

This project is targeted toward;

  • macOS 10.13 and up
  • Windows (64bit) Platforms

The Developer

John McElhaney

Lead Developer

Recently updated



Open issues in Jira

key created updated status summary

Unable to locate Jira server for this macro. It may be due to Application Link configuration.

  • No labels