The Hole Story
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about Girls Make Games
Girls Make Games hosts a series of international camps, workshops, and game jams designed to encourage girls to explore the world of video games. Student teams from our inaugural camp in Mountain View, CA competed for a grand prize, to have their game funded on Kickstarter, developed by LearnDistrict, published and featured on Google Play.
This year, “The Negatives” won with their game, The Hole Story, and raised over $31K through Kickstarter. The game will be released on Android and Steam in Spring 2015 and iOS, desktop, and major video game consoles later in the year.
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!
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.
Release Date: Spring 2015
The Negatives, Girls Make Games class of 2014
Andrew Dang – Director
Louise Chan – Producer
Charlotte Ellett – Programmer
Anita Tung – Illustration
Catherine Grealish – Composer
Elise Kates & Brendan Hogan – Sound Engineers