March IndieBox Review: Typoman

Published On April 13, 2017 | By Justin Ortiz-Burrow | Features, Reviews

Ever since the creation of Loot Crate, it seems there are people out to fill literally every single niche you can imagine with some sort of monthly mystery box, sure to be loaded with stuff you probably won’t like. After reviewing many of these said boxes, I’ve grown a bit tired of the same old, mostly cheap and promotional stuff these boxes contain. Luckily, I was recently graced with the privilege to cover what may be the only monthly gaming box worth caring about.

The Indie Box is a lovingly crafted monthly box containing both a digital key and physical DRM-free copy of some of the most beloved indie games out there. Most of these are the only physical release these titles have ever, and likely will ever, see. The box itself is covered in beautiful artwork and info, much like an actual release would sport. This is kept safe and free from harm inside of the standard shipping box, so collectors need not worry about damage to the packaging. I should also mention that each release is limited to three thousand numbered copies, so it’s a limited run by default.

While of course the game itself comes with the box, you’ll also get a good bit of various related goodies. Past items have been a tie with The Stanley Parable, A guitar pick with Brutal Legend, and other such items, which make for a nice little addition for any fan of the title.

This month’s title was the acclaimed platformer “Typoman”. Rather than reviewing the game itself, I will rather be covering the overall quality and value of the Indie Box itself.

The box is well printed and loaded with great artwork. The box is well made overall and doesn’t come across as cheap. Other than that, it’s a box, what else can I say?

Now for the meat. The DRM free disc and soundtrack come packed in a very nice case with its own cover and artwork as well. I assume all titles come packed like this, allowing collectors to neatly organize the releases. It’s a dream for fans of these titles that are likely to never receive of disc release otherwise.

Along with the game itself, the box contained a fountain pen branded with the Typoman logo, obviously in theme with the ink and letters of the game itself. While I’m not a connoisseur of ink pens, it writes well and I think it is more for display rather than practical use anyway.

The final thing in the box was a very lovely statue figure of Typoman himself. Recreated from the cover art, he stands atop a large rock in all his font-face glory. It’s a fairly well-made statue, albeit it is small and light; it even has a spot in which to store your lovely new ink pen. It’s something unique and interesting for sure.

Overall, The Indie Box is a monthly love letter to some of the best indie games out there. They clearly put loads of effort into the product, and with most of the titles running ~15-20 dollars digitally, these boxes are an extremely good value.

If you’re a fan of indie games, collector items, or just looking to discover some fantastic games. The Indie Box is something you should most definitely check out.

Next month’s Indie Box is an all time personal favorite of mine; Super Meat Boy. So if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be sitting by my mailbox until that time.

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About The Author

Introduced to video games when he was only five, after dying somewhere around four thousand times while playing Star Tropics, he never looked back. Some of his favorites range from titles like Shenmue and Metal Gear Solid 3 to Half-Life 2, Manhunt, and the Dark Souls series. Justin has a passion for vinyl records, and loves to collect video game memorabilia. If he had one wish, it would be to travel back to 1984 Miami.