In 2016, video game fan Jeff “Smitty” Smith and his team founded Special Reserve Games. They created collector’s bundles around some popular indie video games which are playable on the Nintendo Switch, Playstation, and PC platforms.
In order to maintain their goal of giving gamers a practical experience with gaming, they needed a well designed box to complement the games.
Special Reserve Gaming opted for very elegant box designs that are relevant to the aesthetic of their games. Their boxes are specifically designed as an extension of the gaming bundles they offer so the customer can experience games in a whole new way. It is their way of storytelling outside of the game. The SRG team pride themselves in creating an outstanding and personalized unboxing experience. Therefore they created unique packaging for each of their games.
Crossing Souls is a modern take of an 80's action-adventure arcade game that happens in the suburbs of California. A group of friends discover a mysterious pink stone that allows them to travel between two realms.
To deliver the 80’s arcade vibe, SRG created this packaging with fonts and designs that were used in that area. The bright pink and purple colors symbolize the mysterious pink stone and arcade games. The character on the bicycle on the side of the box is a resemblance of the adventures in this game.
The game allows you to control 5 different characters, each with their special skills and take this journey while facing powerful bosses and complex puzzles.
On the inside of the box, on the lid, the image of the group of friends who take this journey together is placed. On the bottom of the box, you see one of the powerful bosses that stands between you and your adventure.
The Swords of Ditto is a compact action RPG filled with delightful characters, extraordinary loot, and heroic battles.
Each hero can be improved by the element in the village in their journey to overcoming the evil Mormo. The outer design of the box is covered by all the elements that can Each hero can be improved by the element in the village in their journey to overcoming the evil Mormo. The outer design of the box is covered by all the elements that can be used in the village. The light blue background allows the logo of the game to pop on the side of the box.
With many characters to choose from, and an island to explore, this game brings a lot of adventures to you and your co-op friends. On the inside of the box, they have included all the characters you can choose from and part of the village to represent the origin of the story. Mormo is also included inside of the box as a reminder to who your enemy is. The use of warm purple color helps with delivering the evil characteristics of Mormo.
SRG continues to impress with their storytelling design with this next custom mailer box for the signature edition of The Swords of Ditto.
For this box, they included a picture preview of the game inside the box to display a sneak peek during the unboxing experience. Outside of the box is covered with a light sky blue background and clouds.
The yellow ribbon and bow makes the box look like a gift since it is the signature edition of the game.
The SRG team chose the custom mailer box style, known to be very protective and extremely easy to assemble. It also matches their goal of providing an enhanced unboxing experience. We are excited to see what else they have in store for the future.
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