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POWER DRILL MASSACRE (2015) - Injured after a car crash, Megan flees through the woods into an abandoned building, looking for help. The door jams and shes locked inside, forced to search through the dark corridors. She hears the echo of a power drill in the distance and realizes she's not alone.

Power Drill Massacre is inspired by vhs slasher films and PS1 survival horror games

Power Drill Massacre is now available for purchase as an early access game.

  • Receive a Steam key when the the full version is released
  • New areas
  • New endings
  • Improved controls (if you've played Nightripper, you'll know what to expect)
  • Fixed, 3rd and 1st person cameras
  • Jeff's campaign
  • Puzzles and Inventory (the gameplay will focus on traditional survival horror style puzzles, rather than scavenger hunting for keys)
  • New death animations
  • AI improvements and balancing

BONUS CONTENT! This purchase now includes a PC port of the original 1983 Power Drill Massacre Arcade game


You can now get Power Drill Massacre on disc! It's part of the Puppet Combo demo disc along with 4 other games. Including Stay out of the House and Texas Butcher!

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StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date Feb 13, 2015
AuthorPuppet Combo
Tags3D, grindhouse, Horror, PSX, Retro, serial-killer, Slasher, Survival Horror, vhs
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.77 USD. You will get access to the following files:

PowerDrillMassacreWindows_0.04.zip 125 MB
PowerDrillMassacreOSX_0.04.zip 124 MB
Power Drill Massacre (Arcade) Windows.zip 40 MB
Power Drill Massacre (Arcade) Mac.zip 45 MB

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Very hard. Very Scary!

fucking terrifying.

Great game man!! Congratulations!!! I was amazed by the amount of detail and style! Usualy in this kind of game, when you see the killer for the first time, the game kidna gets less scary. But not in this case!! You actualy get even more afraid, since you know that you gotta react really really fast. The angles of the fixed camera, the sounds, the environment, absolutely top notch.

Now, I ecountered I few bugs that broke the experience. I shall list them:

1) When interacting with anything in the sugar tunnel, Megan will get stuck in a endless text cycle. As if she was automaticaly pressing SPACE. This happened in every playthrough and the only way to get out of this is to reset the game. When in VHS mode, this would happen but the screen will also be completely convered with a VHS rainbow effect, being impossible to see anything. This was the worst.

2) One time I got to the "Good Ending" (without even seing the killer) and the game just froze when Megan finds Christine. It was really a bummer.

3) Sometimes Megan just wont interact with the glowing objects like keys.

4) Im many occasions the screen will freeze for a second. Which SEEMED to indicate that the killer was put in the world, but I am not sure about this.

5) Also, sometimes, when I pressed pause, the game would just not get out of the menu. Which made me reset the game.

6) Everytime I reseted the game without closing it, Megan would already spawn in the car with the flashlight. And I THINK she also has the keys already, and maybe that caused the bug number 03. But this logic was inconsistent, sice sometimes I would get the keys and sometimes I woulndt.

Keep up the good work! Congratulations and I am dying to try some other titles.

Alright beat the second game! I got to say that the difficulty really ramped up from Babysitter Bloodbath. I thought the monster was really terrifying! However, the monster just appears out of nowhere which makes it hard to survive. Thankfully, I was able to beat it and get the good ending too. Thanks for making this game!
I wore my pants, thank u)


Puppet Combo, do you intend to launch your games for other platforms, for new players? Consoles and Mobiles?

If I buy this game in the bundle, will I get any future updates automatically? or even the full releases for the games once they come out included since I already bought it once?


I regret playing this game. The pain and misery this game has brought me is unbearable, every time i close my eyes all i hear is the faint whisper of a power drill, haunting me wherever i go, this game has doomed me and i will never forget it. Good game though.

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This game is EXTREMELY scary! Headphone Users BEWARE!

Great presentation. :-)

this game is awesome keep up the god work puppet combo

dude i just got this game its sooooooo lityyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Can you release the music that plays on the hideout of the killer? "make them pure like children"

I loved this game! Super hard to beat and I never had a jumpscare and screamed so bad before in a game! The retro aspect to this game is spontaneous! Keep up the good work Puppet Combo! 馃憤


sooo when is this gonna be out of early access?

No one knows

i tried installing on a mac and im greeted with a "you do not have permission to open the app"

Try the instructions here: http://puppetcombo.com/troubleshooting

hey puppet! i couldn't find ur other games . How will i do ?

You can see on steam but I only found 1 game

hello puppet combo im having trouble installing night of the nun on windows, i have followed the instructions and nothing has worked, it keeps saying failed network error, i have tried multiple times to get it working, i really want to play though 

Can you explain what isn't working?

eyy cracked out another no commentary for the puppetcombo playlist :)

Hi puppet combo. i'm a game developer, and i want know: Power Drill Massacre will receive a online version? Like private matches? I love the game so much and i'm thinking to make an online version of the game. PLZ ANSWEAR MEEEEE!!

PuppetCombo, the game is very good even what is missing is two things, a version for Android and iOS and subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese to make it perfect 鈾♀櫋


Been trying to beat the game for quite some time, I hope the full version will be released soon since it's been 4 years :(
I love these devs though, keep up the great work.


Very good, but still kinda bugged. 

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How to download? I want to play this horror game


Buy the game. 


yes buy it


This is still in development?




This game is so great. I'm sad I bought the Bundle a month ago. I want to play Samhain!!!! ;(




Puppet? Why don't you release Samhain by itself? And some of your other lesser known games?


I saw the read me file and tested the gamepad, It works fairly well.


Wow, love it. 1 problem, can u add a game save. It's kinda annoying to restart everytime.

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Any updates on when the fixed, 3rd and 1st person cameras and Jeff campaign is coming? Also how do I save the game?

I don't think you can save in this current build. Maybe in the full release there could be safe save rooms, but for now, it's a fresh start every time I think.


Can you guys give me tips on how to beat the game? also like and subscribe if you like the video!


Stay out of the sugar tunnel



Does this game works on MAC CATALINA??

I'm not sure, I don't have a mac to test it on

shucks can how can i play now..

bro you have to download the app itch.io and install powerdrillmassacre on their and then play it thats how it worked for me your welcome bro bro!

It worked on Catalina for you BRO?

yes bro

It does I ran it just fine

Is this an educational game?



No. It's a horror game

This game made shit my pants

yeah same 


ah yes, an absolute classic. i remember getting completely scared shitless because of how well the game was executed. just something about a mindless killer wielding a power drill roaming around clausterphobic halls of an abandoned building makes it seem very unsettling to say the least. it's a shame this never got finished though :(

Ben, if you're also reading this then just so you know, we're all patient for you to finish this game as we understand that you're just an indie developer. But make sure to remind yourself to take a break every now and then :)


This Game scared the crap outta me, I couldn't get very far into it though. I just need to get good haha. 

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My first Puppet Combo game ever and I am actually amazed on how well they did on this game, it's got it all the horror, the gore, and the scary music that plays in the background. Anyways this is the most scariest gaming franchise probably out there right now so play the game at your own risk.


Influential and stylish if flawed, and slightly underutilizing its premise at times. Power Drill  Massacre is a unique take on an over done inde troop that is scary, intriguing, and a milestone for survial inde horror. 


why can't I open it on my mac?

when this game release in Steam?

went beyond the map

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