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The HolOW-lens 3D world v2

It started out as an April fools joke, but several people kept asking me if I’d update the HolOW-lens world and add more hidden codes, places to discover, and billboards for their games. So I’ve worked on an update with 4 new hidden codes.

Here’s some screenshots:

zombies near a billboard

And a Blue Midget from Blue Dwarf that I put in specifically for BaronVonLongman 🙂

Blue Midget on ledge

If you want to collect ALL of the codes, you’ll have to venture into this maze. I know, I’m evil!


How to play – Download the file below. Unzip to your desktop (or appropriate folder), then locate the file and run it. You won’t need to install it, it’ll just run.

I said on the last article that I’d update this if I got 10 comments. I didn’t quite get that, which is why this is only a small update. The game has now been downloaded 28 times, and 12 people have claimed awards.

  • Nice! It’s amazing!

  • Max Reno

    *smile slowly peaks into an evil grin*….It’s on.

  • Max Reno

    Aaand it’s off again 🙂
    Nice work with the maze David! Will you be updating it again?
    (Tip: Keep follow the maze wall to the right or left at all times.)

    • DaMasterT

      Make one of Hero High! That would be awesome, and Andre’s bunker is under Hero High, maybe you could add that to?

      • A specific Hero High game? Yeah its possible but I don’t have the time. In fact you could make one yourself. I’ve used all free software and assets. I used software called Unity which is free, and works on Windows & Mac. Then I used free assets downloaded from

        How about you download it and make Hero High yourself?

        • Starlight Bloodhound

          I too would like to create a Hero High. Maybe we can get Jaxx’s input?

    • Dammit you’ve found them already? I need to make it harder then, clearly! So far you’re the first and only who’s found it!
      Does anyone else want to take the challenge?

  • Erin Gilliland

    It’s pretty good! Do you plan on updating it more as time goes on?

    • Maybe. How about if I get 10 comments on here saying that I should. And I mean it for real this time!

      • Erin Gilliland

        It’s be really cool if it was updated to include other games as the site grows. It’s be like a museum for newer members. 🙂

  • Mobius64

    It’s a pretty fun idea, so thanks for taking your time to do it! But seeing monuments for all these great games make me feel like there should be a graveyard for all the games that ended

    • Starlight Bloodhound

      Do you know how big that graveyard would be? One can only imagine! A whole mountain would have to be carved down to gravestones.

  • Em&Em

    Woahhhhhh. David this is so cool! I add one more vote for it to be updated! 😀 What if you make a poll and put it on the homepage? Like with possible new attractions in the virtual world, and when a certain game gets a certain amount of votes, you can add it to the 3D world? 🙂

  • Thanks very much everyone who’s put positive comments about this. I spent my entire Saturday updating this (you don’t want to know how many days it took to do v1!), so it’s really great that it was appreciated!

  • Do another one!

  • Starlight Bloodhound

    Just finished getting all twelve… Fell out of the map twice

    • Oh no! On which point? I did fix a few places where it was possible to fall off the map. But you must have found another!
      It’s weord when you fall isn’t it? I expect there to be elephants riding on a turtle underneath.

      • Starlight Bloodhound

        You should be able to place a barrier around the world, if I remember correctly.

  • Lilian Delaye

    Do it. Again

  • Jaxx

    Not sure why but the download errors out when i try to download it.

    • The Windows version? There’s an online version if that doesn’t work. There’s a link above.

      • Jaxx

        Fixed the issue on my end it was my firewall and unzip for some odd reason. I found 10-12, still looking for #9.