"Hands Off is the most original two-player party game I've seen in a long long time."
- M. Joshua Cauller, Plus 10 Damage

The gloves are off. The gauntlet is down. Hands Off! asks “How ambidextrous are you?” and then forces you to prove it.

Hand to hand, you and your opponent are locked in a never ending struggle* to get coloured pegs into their matching coloured holes. You could assume that achieving this wouldn’t be difficult. That assumption would be incorrect.

Hands Off! will strain your brain. Three holes, three pegs, four hands (two each!) - that’s a lot of things to keep your eyes glued to (literally or figuratively). You can team up with a friend and share your hands, offloading some of your brain strain and struggling with teamwork and cooperation instead.

*individual struggles do in-fact, end

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  • Smack your opponent's hand to send their peg flying
  • Smack the pegs to put an end to any potential point scoring

Peg Control

  • Catch the peg you just sent flying or intercept your opponent's pass
  • Throw pegs on the perfect curve to score from across the arena


  • Use dummy throws, bounce pads and portals to trick your opponent
  • Use the arena meddles at opportune times to gain the upper hand

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Key Features

  • Frantic, deep, competitive gameplay
  • Use your hands (and your brain) in ways you're not used to
  • 3 arena shapes (Rectangle, Square, Hexagon) that change the placement and angle of the holes
  • 3 arena types (Classic, Tech, Haunted) that modify the arena itself, such as bouncy pads and portal doors
  • Meddle buttons in each arena can be activated by either player to mix up the gameplay (and your brains)
  • Around 30 arena permutations
  • Set up the arena how you want it, or let the game decide

Controllers are a necessity in this game - players control their left hand with the left joystick and their right hand with the right. Shoulder buttons allow for fast peg-grabbing and enemy hand-bashing (liberal use of both is encouraged). Any controller with two thumbsticks and four shoulder buttons (anything similar to Xbox 360 or DualShock) should work.

Local multiplayer only - yelling at your opponent when they stop your perfect throw and hearing their cries of despair as you beat them into submission (in-game, of course) is part of the experience! Invite your friends round - the more people watching your conquests the better. Spectator sport!


Have a Steam account? Help us out on Greenlight!

Hands Off! is on itch.io - get it now!

Hands Off! appeared at the 2015 GO423 Symposium in Brisbane in August 2015! Check the website Igdabrisbane.org for more details!

Hands Off! visited Adelaide for the Indie Games Room at AVCon in July 2015! Check the website Theindiegamesroom.com for more details!

Hands Off! toured Australia as part of SK Games’ Interstate Arcade in 2014. Visit Skgames.com.au for more details!


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