A lot of indie puzzle games start with a very simple premise like “what if you could put boxes inside other boxes” and end with absolutely puzzling madness like “I have seven layers of boxes, They seem to have started an infinite loop.”
That’s Patrick’s Parabox, a sokoban game that’s unique in that you push boxes into spaces carved into other boxes. Over the course of more than 350 well-designed box puzzles, Patrick’s Parabox continues to introduce new ideas into its puzzles. Eventually, as I’m sure you’ll realize, it becomes a box within a box…all in a bigger box, perhaps accessible from a door in the smallest box.
Patrick’s Parabox also features a melodic electronic soundtrack from Priscilla Snow, also known as ghoul. For me, that alone is worth the price of entry.I hadn’t heard of snow before the game, but I’m a fan now – you can find that Soundtrack on bandcamp.