A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Welcome to Into the Toybox!

Pietra has lost her bear, and her mother doesn't have time to help her find him.

In a strange world full of toys, can you help her find what she's missing?

About the Game

Into the Toybox is a short visual novel about loss and grief, created by a small group of Creative Writing and Games Art students. 


  • Lasts around 15-30 minutes.
  • A cute and simplistic art style. 
  • Multiple choices.

The Art Team

Louise Hewson

Check out more of her work here!

Olivia McCarthy

Check out more of her work here!

Thierry Scrafton

Check out more of his work here!

Yasmin Alexander

Check out more of her work here!

The Narrative Team

Eve Kilford 

Lucas Parkinson

Yasmin Alexander

Extra Mentions 

Soundtrack and SFX available here!


The mac version of Into the Toybox is something we had to upload for our University submission, however it has not been play tested. We recommend that you play the Windows/Linux versions instead if you can. 

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Tagsartgame, Short, Simple, Singleplayer


IntoTheToybox-1.3.1-pc.zip 143 MB
IntoTheToybox-1.3.1-mac.zip 108 MB
IntoTheToybox-1.3.1-win.zip 125 MB


Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.

This was a lovely little game with a sweet story and some really beautiful symbolism. I really enjoyed the toys representing the different facets of Pietra's real life. Awesome job!