this was the first game i ever played on itch.io.Its still as fun as i remember.
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Punch holes in walls by dashing through them! Carve up the environment to defeat enemies and navigate the world!
Destroy literally anything (even the game's title)
60 colourful levels
Fast, bouncy movement
Super secret bonus stuff?
Challenge runs with special endings!
Originally made in a week for the Brackeys Jam 2020.1.
The game scored 1st in fun and innovation out of over 700 games!
2020 GOTY - Game Curator
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Made with||Krita, FL Studio, Unity|
|Tags||2D, Destruction, Experimental, Fast-Paced, Minimalist, Physics, Singleplayer, Speedrun, Stealth|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Links||Steam, Discord, Soundtrack|
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- Hole Punch is on Speedrun.com!May 12, 2022
- Update 6 - RewriteAug 14, 2021
- Press P to Party!!!Feb 23, 2021
- Update 5 - Hover and RunJan 01, 2021
- Hole Punch is on Steam!Dec 19, 2020
- Update 4 - The stuff in betweenDec 01, 2020
- No update this month (sorry)Sep 30, 2020
- Update 3 - Secrets and JuiceSep 01, 2020
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this game is insanely fun
I am now the true gamer . And I did triple jump.
Beat the game and got to the bonus level where it said "they just let anyone design these rooms huh?" before stopping.
Good game, great concept. Very appreciative of the Linux build!
In my opinion though, it overstays its welcome a bit, and a lot of the levels felt same-y.
The game has a bit of a sporadic difficulty from where I'm coming from. It generally increases as the game goes on, and carefully placed decreases in difficulty can provide some relief from the action, but I feel like it fluctuates a bit too much (not counting the bonus levels, just the main game). The big setpiece level with the big rectangle with gears is a huge spike in difficulty and definitely should've been closer to the end than it ended up being.
The game is also noticeably glitchy. I get that this is the nature of physics-based games, but definitely something to look into.
Something I liked about the game was the degrees of freedom. Each level had a planned solution, but most offered room for more wacky solutions. This decreased the closer it got to the end, and I'd definitely look into maintaining that freedom, while also having a steady difficulty progression (not easy, I know).
You seem to have plans to make this a priced Steam game, if I'm reading between the lines correctly. This implies that there will be more levels and content overall. You might already be doing this, but I'd add some new objects and hazards to spice things up and reduce the monotony present in the demo. Perhaps a block that, when punched, spews shrapnel parallel to the angle that it was punched at, or one use items that rocket you really far when punched, (perhaps even boss fights?!?!?!?! Maybe not that, but a guy can dream...) stuff like that.
This may sound critical (and it is), but I only say all of this because I really enjoyed what I played, and want to see an eventual priced release be as good as can be. The game currently sits in my Steam wishlists and I look forward to the full release.
I lose the punch ability for some reason
stuck on the floor is lava level, anyone have tips?
On the level prior there's a note you mighta missed. Hold left click holds you on the position allowing you to fly.
I found a glitch and I don't know how I did it's your classic go in to object but this one was even weirder because I went up I guess it's because I was under a ledge and it didn't even break
I DID IT I BEAT THE ROOF TOP LEVELS
-One of the best games on itch!
I would pay for it (on steam).
the fact that the game has a copy / ripp of says that it has to be good
(Sry for my en)
dude i know mr slice on cool math was a clone of your game and i really enjoyed that game or your game i guess but i understand that the game is free so if it is possible could you upload it to a website where i could play it on a browser or if it already is can i get a link thank you p.s. i plan to donate here in the future if i can finally actually play the game
Really great game! I loved it!
I have never seen anything like that! Unique idea and amazing execution!
Sorry but why the hell are you posting this here? "Mr Slice" is a clone, why would you then post about it on the page of the original game??
Like to be clear, Mr Slice outright stole from me.
Why are you posting this here? Delete the damn comment and play the original game instead of the trashy clone.
Mr.slice is the real game.
Not sure what you're getting at mate, but Mr Slice is a clone, meaning it took my mechanics, art and levels and uploaded it to coolmath taking the profit. This game (Hole Punch) is the original one, developed by me, then stolen by cool math games. So no, mr slice is not the original, and honestly it's a pretty terrible clone anyways.
Well, i never saw a clone which is better made than the original game...
That must be a miracle of sorts, isn't it?
I believe you are misunderstanding... hole punch is not the same as mr slice, and hole punch is free, you’ve just gotta download it (you can skip the donation thing). These are not the same games, it’s more like mr slice has been copying from my test paper.
I don’t mean to bicker with you, and I’m sorry if this comes off as petty. I invite you to try hole punch and come to your own conclusion.
hahahaha that's such a terrible clone! Omfg they even straight copied levels! Thanks for letting me know
Loved the gameplay, art, music, everything! Good job!
ugh i cant download 32 bit version with itch io desktop pc.
I could swear this used to be a browser game. is that true?
Nope, it's unfortunately not available on browser because some of the graphical stuff doesn't work there.
i absolutely love this game! im so happy ur making it a real game and putting it on steam! i just keep coming back to play! way to go!
I liked the game really much, it's really fun, game design is really good, art, it's like a perfectly baked pizza in an italian restaurant! Everything is perfect, even the little detail in the pause menu, when hovering over buttons, there's a cut line, so when the button is clicked, the button gets sliced, man I love that! Really cool game, I would play it again. :)
Keep It up!
really liked your game!! art style, level design and puzzles were amazing. Got stuck on the most difficult sniper level. I streamed my first impressions at
Ah shoot ya missed some tutorial text on the previous level! You could hold click to hover in place, which helps with weaving through the snipers. Thanks for playing and streaming it!
The game was really fun such a cool mechanic the music was really nice and worked well with the game. The only issue was some platforms i expected would be able to break wouldn't. I found the secret level with the snipers but couldn't get through luckily you can skip it. A really good game.
No flooor gang, rise up!
I did it again
ayyy nicely done! That’s seriously really tough to achieve, congrats!
Absolutely fantastic game!!
Enjoyed a game after a long time
Thank you so much
Great Game Love IT!
honestly you've taken the concept of platformers and taken it to a new level.
How do you download an older version of the game? The level "The floor is lava" is too hard.
I'm really sorry bout this, I'll fix it in the next update. You can get the previous version of the game
here. This stuff can be hard to get right...
EDIT: removed the link since you can now skip levels, plus they're better balanced now!
This game looks awesome and I've been wanting to play it for a long time, but sadly the mac version doesn't work for me. I hope you can find a way to fix it. (And I hope I'm not just doing something stupid while trying to open it and there's nothing to fix)
what is the reward you get for beating the secret level
im getting really depressed spending 2 days trying to beat it just to get basically nothing
I have literally no idea how to beat the "the vault is empty" level.
Your video is ready and available on YouTube.
I remind, that your game can go to the next stage, and get a full review with analysis, so don't forget to subscribe to the channel.
Dude, this was so fun!!! The only thing i was wanting was better sound effects.
I played your game in my recent youtube video.
Thanks for playing, and for the feedback oriented video! You've given me a few things to improve, particularly regarding tutorialisation of cut depth. One question; was the game anti-aliased for you? It's looking a bit jagged in the vid, but maybe that's just youtube... So thank you again for the feedback, I'll try to address a few of those things in the next update.
Amazing game. Had a lot of fun playing it. Love the inovative ideas and the retro vibes.
Hey, thanks for playing! I haven't been able to test the game in widescreen, so this is very useful!
Hey! I found this game out through your recommendation on my last vod. and I just wanted to say that this is a frustrating but fun game! I had a lot of fun especially whenever I crushed someone's head on the game. unfortunately, I did not finish the whole game cause I was so pissed lol. anyway, fun fun game!
p.s game starts at 00:16
huh, I’m sorry that you got stuck... on the elevator level you just stay on the elevator and that takes you to victory. Sorry that wasn’t clear. But I’m glad you enjoyed the first bit!
Hey! Amazing game! I passed it for 7:19.89. When full release?