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Girls Make Games Presents: The Hole Story
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Genre: Adventure, RPG, Puzzle
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Jul 29 @ 4:02pm
Sep 8 @ 10:39am
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Dig and Riddle Through the Prototype
The Hole Story Full Development Funded!
Description
Release date: 2014
Story:

When an unsuspecting young girl finds herself transported to a mystical world, she must rely on her trusty shovel and quick wits to find her way home.

After digging up a strange portal in her backyard, budding young archaeologist Wendy falls through time into a strange new land. She quickly discovers that her best chance of returning home is to rescue Alonna, a princess who has gone missing from the kingdom. Her goal in mind, Wendy sets about resolving the problem the best way she knows how – by digging of course!


Features:

The Hole Story is a top-down RPG fantasy adventure created by a talented group of young female designers. Players solve puzzles by exploring the world and digging up clues in order to move on. As you progress through 15 increasingly difficult challenges, you’ll meet a host of humorous characters, unlock secret levels, and earn experience that can be put towards player customization and gear upgrades. Furthermore, clue and item locations are entirely randomized, so no two experiences will ever feel the same!
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“A sharp-witted game with mind-bending riddles, The Hole Story is a beautiful testament to the immense talent contained in gaming’s youngest creative minds.” – Laila Shabir, Founder, Girls Make Games
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About Girls Make Games:

Girls Make Games is a series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to encourage girls to explore the world of video games. With the help of growing list of partners like Google Play, DoubleFine and the Computer History Museum, we're determined to address the gender gap in the games industry, one camp at a time.

Awards:

The Hole Story won Grand Prize at the Inaugural Girls Make Games Demo Day hosted at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
After 3 weeks of hard work, 5 teams of young game developers pitched their game prototypes to industry veterans:
Tim Schafer, Founder, Double Fine Productions
Kellee Santiago, Head of Developer Relations, OUYA
Shazia Makhdumi, Head of Strategic Edu & Kids Partnerships, Google Play
Tracy Fullerton, Chair, Interactive Media & Games Division, USC
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Press:

Polygon: http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/29/5946093/girls-only-game-dev-camp-going-global-with-support-from-publishers
Gamasutra: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/221883/These_girls_are_ready_to_shape_the_future_of_game_development.php
IGN: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/16/7-high-school-girls-are-kickstarting-their-award-winning-rpg-the-hole-story
Joystiq: http://www.joystiq.com/2014/07/16/girls-make-games-winners-dig-into-the-hole-story/
GameSpot: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/how-a-summer-camp-made-middle-and-high-school-girl/1100-6421352/

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Visit our Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2020158234/girls-make-games-grand-prize-winner
Popular Discussions View All (1)
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Aug 2 @ 6:44am
Riddles ?
Gorlom[Swe]
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Haasva Dec 11 @ 6:09am 
Impressive ! Girls can do games xD
gl anyway
Bazyboy Nov 20 @ 2:58pm 
I'm not really interested, but I still wish you guys the best of luck!
자기야~ ♥ Oct 5 @ 11:10am 
Nice. Interesting...
Get Rich Player! Sep 23 @ 3:49pm 
insterest
Fяancis Sep 18 @ 1:04pm 
Interessante...
hmytos Sep 7 @ 1:31pm 
It looks interesting. I hope the geame will have achivments :) I voted. Good luck ^^
sam Aug 31 @ 11:54pm 
Looks like the game has potential. Good luck, and I look forward to playing it on Steam!
Solfosc Aug 29 @ 7:23am 
The maps seems to be made with the engine from Habbo Hotel and absolutely no effort with RPG Maker. What can you expect from a game made in a couple of weeks?

Let's be honest: That summer camp is just a videogames themed camp (as it could have been about sewing, football or loving the nature) in where the participants were promised to get their game published. If it wasn't for the "Girls Make Games" with the morbidity of a game created by teenager girls. Else this would just be another flash shovelware aimed to teens. You are just taking advantage of a their work at the summer camp and obtain benefits, as well as it would be horrible to sell any other manufactured product made for free by teens.

Here we are voting games -not donations or prizes- and this game can barely be called a playable game, even less for PCs.
Solfosc Aug 29 @ 7:18am 
"Gender gap" when surveys shows that ~50% of te gamers are girls. Instead of working with both genders it seems that it's egalitarian if the ones discriminated are not females.

Lot of critizism of sexism of the recurrent topic of rescuing a princess in a game set in a medieval world, and even some "feminists" trying to ban Cinderella and Snow White because it's sexist that a princess has to be rescued by a prince, but now we've got a game about rescuing a princess, which in this case is not sexist at all because the one who rescues the princess is also a girl. And this one is even called "The HOLE story"... Nice game for this theme...

A game whose quests are fetch quests where you are told where to go to get random commonplace rare item easily recognizable because they are the only item in empty maps and the story depends on meeting another character who it happens to be roaming there. The only NPCs seem to be My Little Pony unicorns, totally fitting a girls dream.
♠ПатриоТ♠™ Aug 25 @ 5:41am 
Nice