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Do you remember that dumb meme game you made back in high school? The one about your favorite YouTuber, fighting to save the world from some generic edgelord? The one you can’t help but look back on and groan?

I made a game like that too, once upon a time. This is not it.

Let’s start with a little background. In early 2009, a vlogger named Boxxy went viral. I joined her fan forum, and ended up making a gag RPG for its users. “BoxxyQuest: The Shifted Spires” was my first experience with game creation – and believe me, it showed.

But for whatever reason, the idea stuck with me. The world and its characters just kept clinging to my heart. So a few years later, I thought, “What if I went back to that story, but actually did it justice this time?” So I gathered up a few friends, including Catie “Boxxy” Wayne herself, and together we set out to make something truly special.

This is a game that defies appearances and expectations. A game that sounds so bad, it shouldn’t possibly be good. And yet, if you take the plunge, you may find yourself swept away by a thrilling tale unlike any you’ve seen before. A tale of hope and self-discovery that will stay with you forever, (whether you want it to or not).

*This game contains swearing and very brief (sprite) nudity. It may not be suitable for players under the age of thirteen.*

*No extra Run Time Packages are required. Simply download, extract to a safe location, and play!*




Sign on to the Internet – a vast, full-immersion virtual world. Here, users live their ideal lives, willfully blind to the fragile structure of their reality…

Catie's days are carefree, spent leading a small forum in a quiet corner of the Web. But when a mysterious firewall begins consuming the northern wilderness, the Internet's leaders are called together to assess the threat. Soon, Catie will find herself plunged into the thick of a wild adventure, alongside a group of unlikely new allies. Together, they must reassemble the code of an ancient hacking tool, while being pursued by a mysterious new enemy, and the unrelenting shadows of the past...

You don't need to play the first game to enjoy this one. But just in case, I'll be including a brief plot summary in the files.





Please visit the "Characters" tab for information about the cast!




A vast, virtual land to explore - See the Internet in a way you've never imagined it before – as an immersive fantasy world! Each town and dungeon is based on a site you may be familiar with, and they’re all just bursting with their own unique flavor!

A rich, 30+ hour story - Meet vibrant new characters, and join them on a quest filled with both humor and heart. Who knows, maybe you'll even find a few unexpected plot twists along the way? And when you’re done, there’s a very extensive postgame to explore, too!

Tons of customization – Style up your party members with unique accessories! These baubles are hidden everywhere, and they all have unique and unpredictable effects. From a tiny ghost that turns you intangible, to a compass that seeks out hidden treasure. There’s something fun to wear for just about everyone!

So many Paper Mario references - Maybe even too many? The Paper Mario series, and especially TTYD, was a huge inspiration to us. How many shout-outs can YOU find?

Plenty of replayability - This game is jam-packed with secrets; you’ll never be able to find them all during your first trip through! Luckily, a certain postgame area can give you hints to find the things you missed.

Exclusive Boxxy content – If you’re a fan of Catie’s classic videos, then you may be in luck, because this game has a very special Easter Egg for you to find!

The perfect pie recipe? - Will you learn how to make a truly fabulous dessert? Maybe not, but you'll never know for sure unless you play!




Q. Is this a lame, cringeworthy meme game?
A. It isn’t, I swear! Despite being set in the Internet, I tried very hard to keep the humor fresh, without relying on memes. You’ll see a few, but they’re mainly just there to help establish the setting.

Q. Do I need to play BoxxyQuest 1 before playing this?
A. Nope! In fact, I’d prefer you didn’t play it. That game was my first, and while it has a special place in my heart, it hasn’t aged well. Instead, use the plot synopsis I’ve included in this folder.

Q. What is The Sphere, and who are the NPCs there?
A. The BoxxySphere, or just The Sphere, is a name given to Catie’s fandom. In the game, it’s where our story begins. The villagers are named after users on Catie’s forum, as a way to give them fun little cameos.

Q. Was Catie herself involved with development?
A. Yes, she helped out in a few small ways. Catie helped pitch ideas for the plot, and she provided narration for the intro scenes. She’s very busy, though, so asking more of her would’ve been rude. Very rude indeed.

Q. How long is the game?
A. It’s about 30-ish hours to beat the main story, plus more if you take your time with the sidequests and postgame. There are plenty of secrets to uncover!

Q. My art is in the game, but I don’t want it there. Can it be removed?
A. Sure thing! Just send me an email and we’ll talk it out. Please note that I meant no offense, I just used the best songs and art that I could find.

Q. I found a bug! What should I do?
A. Tell me, please! BQ2 has been tested, but I’m sure plenty of glitches snuck past us. I’ll try my best to patch any that you find.




There are currently two minor bugs that I can’t fix. (They’re both the result of custom scripts, and my knowledge of Ruby is patchy at best). If you can help me out, please feel free to send me an email!

- In the “flying ship” stages, the blue flames’ hitboxes are inaccurate. It’s safest to think of each flame as a vertical line running down the whole screen.

- If you switch team members in battle, then using “Esc” to undo any further action will cause them to switch back, even on later turns. (This one can be exploited, but you didn’t hear it from me).




The Shrimp – Concept, writing, map design, sprite artwork, programming
Catie Wayne – Concept, writing, narration voiceover
Sightshade – Writing, editing, map design, “special secret flair”
SeltiSnow – Sprite artwork, testing
Intangibility Drive – Misc. artwork
Tang – Writing, positivity enforcement
Shai – Testing and debug
Polish Vodka – Testing and debug
KK20 - Debug

Custom scripts by: Blizzard, Tigerseye, ForeverZer0, Kelessdee, Ccoa, DerVVulfman, Lambchops, RM-RF, Moghunter, Modern Algebra, Leon, MGCaladtogel, Corbaque, XRXS, Gameface, Gabriel Winchester, Trickster, Cogwheel, KK20, Nathmatt, Xelias, Seriel, Uncle Lanzer, Gerkat, Game_Guy, Chaucer, Heretic, Zecomeia, Kotfire, Asfz Kakarotto, Mad.Array, Koen Lemmen, and A-Moonless-Night.

Full art and music credits can be found in the game itself!




If you have feedback or questions of any kind, feel free to email me at shrimpses@gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you!
Also visit the official Discord server! - https://discord.gg/BcfyDSV

Latest Blog

BoxxyQuest - "Project GG" DLC Launch!

Surprise, everyone!

It's been a very long time since I've updated BoxxyQuest in any way, but I've spent the past several months working on an update so huge, that I've decided to release it as a full, separate DLC. You can find the files in the main page's download tab, or by clicking the link below, and installation instructions further in this post.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/v4zlb45kiprzekn/DLC.7z/file

If you're eager for a new adventure with Catie and her friends, I hope you'll enjoy what I've made!

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WHAT IT'S ABOUT:

This BoxxyQuest expansion offers at least 4-5 hours of new content, set in a previously unseen part of the Internet. After beating the game's main story, (and reaching the "Epilogue" section), you'll be able to travel the full length of Artistry Highway, all the way from Tumblr to DeviantART.

There are two major new sites to visit, Etsy and Newgrounds, along with a few smaller enclaves, and plenty of secrets to find off the beaten path...

Newgrounds was once a joyous and bustling site, but is now a quiet shell of its former self. There, you can experience the DLC's main storyline as you cross paths with a group of old enemies, and try to uncover their sinister new plan. Just how deep does their rabbit hole go... and just who, or what, is pulling the strings behind it all?

Etsy is a cozy village nestled amidst mountains and waterfalls. There, you'll find a new exploration-focused sidequest with an unexpected reward. You'll also be able to purchase your own home, decorate it with furniture from around the Internet, and chat with your party members as roommates, (they have a lot to say)!

Fight against new enemies and bosses, each with their own unique gimmicks and mechanics to figure out... including one fated battle that's drastically unlike anything else in the game.

Find many new items to use, along with new weapons, armors, and even accessories to equip, all with their own unique effects!

Click here to see a gallery of what you can expect from the DLC:
https://imgur.com/a/OryOeCx


HOW TO INSTALL:

If you've installed a patch for this game before, it works the exact same way. If not, here are the basic steps to follow:

1. Extract the DLC.zip file into a safe location.

2. Merge the extracted BQ2 folder with the game's existing BQ2 folder. (Or simply copy and paste the contents of the new BQ2 folder into the older one).

3. Say yes when asked if you’d like to overwrite or replace some of the older files.

That’s it, you’re good to go! If you still need help or think something went wrong, please ask me.


F.A.Q.

Q. How do I access the new DLC content?
A. First, you need to beat the game’s main story, and reach the “Epilogue” section. Then, simply head south from Tumblr, or follow the Artistry Highway northeast from DeviantART. When you start seeing large fields of sunflowers, then you'll know that you've made it into the new areas.

Q. Will there be any more DLC after this?
A. It’s very unlikely, for a few reasons. Not only have I used up all my remaining ideas, but I’ve also hit an engine limitation. RMXP games can have up to 999 map files, and this DLC puts BoxxyQuest at 997. I couldn’t squeeze in much more, even if I wanted to!

Q. My game crashes immediately, with a “Transitions Module” script error!
A. If this happens, then you didn’t install the files in the right places. Make sure that the "rgss_addon.dll" file is located in the main BQ2 folder – the same place as "game.exe" and the other .dll files.

Q. I have more questions, or need help with something in the DLC!
A. As always, feel free to email me at shrimpses@gmail.com. Or join the BoxxyQuest Discord server to chat with other players at https://discord.gg/BcfyDSV.
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Hi, can you please help? I have just gone to the town called /x/. I stayed at the inn and woke to fight some wraith that I cannot beat, so I went in another house and fell through the floor without anything happening, and cannot get back in. I hope you can tell me what I need to do in this town, but MAINLY, I would like to know how to get through the woods to the East of there, I have been walking around for hours , but cannot find the exit, can I please have the solution? thanks.
I tried to email you but it seems the email is no longer available,when I try to send it says no results found. Once again thanks
author=theshadow
HI tried to email you but it seems the email is no longer available,when I try to send it says no results found. Once again thanks
I sent you a PM with some help, but that email should totally still be working. I haven't deactivated it or anything. Weird. :/
can you make hetai pic of tyalie??????
author=db33
can you make hetai pic of tyalie??????


Tyalie: "Erm, it's nice to have fans and all, but I didn't sign up for that."
Please ignore that idiot. He's a dupe account of someone who got banned and wants to kick up trouble.
author=Liberty
Please ignore that idiot. He's a dupe account of someone who got banned and wants to kick up trouble.

Yeah, that's what I figured when I saw his post history. Thanks. :P
Hello! I'm not sure if this thread is alive but I need help! I'm stuck on chapter 5. I think I'm supposed to find a key for the house. I've been searching for a while and the only other key I've found is the "Strange Blue Key" which doesn't even fit in the lock. Where can I find it?!

Edit: Nevermind I've found it! I looked through the maze even further and killed the boss that had it.
author=SnowWarrior
Hello! I'm not sure if this thread is alive but I need help! I'm stuck on chapter 5. I think I'm supposed to find a key for the house. I've been searching for a while and the only other key I've found is the "Strange Blue Key" which doesn't even fit in the lock. Where can I find it?!

Edit: Nevermind I've found it! I looked through the maze even further and killed the boss that had it.

Yay! I'm glad you figured it out. By the way, you're always welcome to join the Discord if you get stuck. It's (a little) more active than here, and has some nice folks who'd be glad to help you out. (One of them is even in the process of writing a full strategy guide)! :O
https://discord.gg/BcfyDSV
Ok so i am going to be truthful i like this game but 1 hour in and the fact you can't run DRIVES ME NUTS! Sorry it's just i really hate when games don't let you run it makes going around the maps just so much more slow its a shame since overall it seems like a fun game i may not be a fan of the youtuber but i did like how the world is based of the internet :)
author=ryan7251
Ok so i am going to be truthful i like this game but 1 hour in and the fact you can't run DRIVES ME NUTS! Sorry it's just i really hate when games don't let you run it makes going around the maps just so much more slow its a shame since overall it seems like a fun game i may not be a fan of the youtuber but i did like how the world is based of the internet :)


Psst, keep playing for just a little bit longer! Once you beat Digg (the tutorial dungeon) you get an item that lets you run much faster. :P

Anyway, thanks for trying it out!
Dear god. But what would Boxxy even say about this game. I can't even. OwO
author=thedarkdreamer
Dear god. But what would Boxxy even say about this game. I can't even. OwO

Well, she was involved with the game and did voice acting, so hopefully she’d say nice things! ^^
How can i buy the arena ticket in youtube? I've been searching for it (and arena's director for the side quest) but I can't find it
Edit : I already got from
one of the quest in the inbox
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