Your two least favorite things: customer support and the zombie apocalypse. Hold off the undead horde as you grapple with ordering ammo and equipment over the phone.

This game was made in 48 hours for the Ludum Dare 53 compo. You can find the source code on Github.

This game is powered by PyGame. The Windows build was built with PyInstaller. The web build was built with PygBag (Python web assembly).


5/10/2023 (Github commit)

  • Web build!
  • Various performance improvements to better support web build. Desktop build no longer becomes unplayable with large numbers of zombies.
  • Removed extra loop from music files to reduce download size and improve audio performance in web.
  • No perceivable changes to gameplay.
Updated 28 days ago
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
GenreAction, Shooter
Made withpygame
Tags2D, Cats, Ludum Dare 53, pygbag, Top down shooter, Twin Stick Shooter, Zombies
Code licenseMIT License
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksLudum Dare


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Install instructions

Download and extract the zip, and run HoldingOut.exe.


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Found a bug.
If you try to get an upgrade after the end of the game, it freezes.

Oof, thanks for playing and good find!

The game was created in two days, so I’m not at all surprised some bugs slipped through.

Included Holding Out as part of a compilation on Ludum Dare 53 at 1:10:23
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Thanks for playing!

if you press p you will instantly get a delivery, i got all the upgrades in less than 30 second

bro dont say anything,

they will fix it :(

That was a “cheat code” for testing the game that I decided to leave in. It’s even mentioned in the README.txt if you download the Windows build.

Not planning on patching it out. :)

the game crashes a lot for me. But also it's extremely funny. I didn't really get a specific error I think so I can't help a lot :I


Hey, a couple questions that might help narrow the issue down!

  • Are you running the game in browser or from the Windows build?
  • Does the crash seem to occur at random or at particular times?
  • Are you getting lag/low frame rate?

Windows, no lags, pretty random so far


i agree