View Full Version : The Hole Story - Girls Make Games

08-07-2014, 11:55 AM
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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!
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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!

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.

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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

Project link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2020158234/girls-make-games-grand-prize-winner

According to this tweet I am assuming the game is coming to OUYA


Invited them here to speak about the game.

Thank you to Rhellik for the reminder about the game.

08-07-2014, 12:44 PM
This game looks great and would be a great addition to the OUYA library. Ways to go to get that tier funded though...

08-07-2014, 01:22 PM
I think ouya should be release tier because from what I've seen/heard its cheaper and easier to release on ouya ll

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07-03-2015, 11:15 AM
The Hole Story, a funny fantasy game about a girl and her trusty shovel digging their way through a mysterious land, recently launched and is now available to buy—you can show your support for a new generation of young developers (and be inspired by their talent) with just five bucks.

Last year, the Girls Make Games summer camp series took off for the first time, aimed at teaching programming, design, project management and other skills to girls ages nine to 16. The inaugural program saw teams compete to have their game demos judged by industry leaders like Kellee Santiago and Tim Schafer, and the demo that would become The Hole Story was the winner.


Young developers The Negatives, a team of seven girls, raised over $31,000 on Kickstarter to finish the game, and have released it just about a year later, which is better than most indies do with Kickstarter these days.

The Girls Make Games program, aimed at addressing the gender gap in the video game industry, is led by LearnDistrict and is funded by the kids' camp tuition, corporate sponsors and individual donors; learn more at the official site.

Source: http://boingboing.net/2015/07/02/this-all-girl-team-of-kid-indi.html?utm_content=buffer0bd64&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Hit the OUYA goal on Kickstarter so I guess it was supposed to be on OUYA. I guess we wait...

07-03-2015, 05:04 PM
The current humble bundle is just to support girls make games program :)

Looks interesting, i'll wait for this one.


07-03-2015, 08:18 PM
We don't care about Humble Bundles...

07-03-2015, 08:30 PM
If it weren't for Humble, I wouldn't have Towerfall.

07-05-2015, 11:06 PM
Hmmm, this looks cool. Let's see if it actually get's out the door. That would be awesome.

07-06-2015, 12:54 PM
This looks interesting. Rare feature nowadays.

07-07-2015, 05:06 PM
Ok, I have confirmation. Someone emailed me back when I asked if it was still coming to OUYA.

Yes absolutely! We'll be announcing dates on our Kickstarter page.

07-07-2015, 06:37 PM
Amazing, a bunch of little girls releasing a game before you!!! (sorry KS, i just had to do that joke, just kidding :p )

Seriously, that's great. I'm curious to see what those girls have done :)


07-07-2015, 11:44 PM
Hmm, I'm not sure how I missed this before. I would have loved something like this when I was younger. Definitely worth supporting (though I'm obviously much too late for the Kickstarter).