Instead of directly controlling a character across spike-filled pits, over obstacles and onto higher platforms, you control a box that assists and facilitates safe passage to the exit door of each level in You Are a Box, a Lemmings-inspired action oriented puzzle platformer from Games Northwest.
You see, as the title suggests, you are a box, but not just any ordinary box. You possess the power to move yourself into position to help the little box buddies (called "Nabbles") to the exit of each level to progress. Push crates, create paths over spikes and use yourself as a means to reach higher areas. Collect power-ups and use them wisely because you'll need to be perfect as you reach the more difficult later levels.
Control the box with [left] and [right] arrows to move, and [up] to jump when you have the jump power-up. Press [down] to fast-forward to speed things along, and press [Esc] to restart a level if you get yourself into a no-win situation. There is no level select screen, but the game does save your progress so you can [C]ontinue where you left off if you leave and come back again (even in a different browser).
You Are a Box is a cute and fun little game, though the precise timing requirements of later levels will introduce frustration for those without nimble fingers. More action game than puzzle, but unique enough to hold your interest for a little casual gameplay distraction.