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“For three bucks on Steam it’s a no-brainer if you’re looking for a good way to kill time before bed or, if you’re a true sneaky mastermind, at work while you should be writing memos and whatnot.” – Game Space

“Nearly everything about this game is an absolute delight...” – Steam Shovelers

“The game, needless to say, is very funny. With multiple locations, blocky visuals and a jaunty soundtrack, Ripped Pants at Work is a delightful blast of stealth-based fun.” – Red Bull Games

Ripped Pants at Work is a frantic stealth game about searching for new pants. Players control an ordinary office worker on their first day of work. After an unfortunate incident involving a pencil on the floor and pants that were way too tight, the player must venture out of the office and into the city on a hunt for new pants.

Explore a small, open city filled with different pairs of pants! Players can challenge themselves to find the most pants in the shortest amount of time. Some pants are easy to find. Some are a bit trickier! 

This happens to everybody! Ripping your pants is one of those things that everyone can sympathize with, but it's still so embarrassing. Every time you play, you'll control a new, randomly generated character!

If you find pants successfully, you'll continue as the same person. If you get caught with no pants, you'll be fired and play as the next person hired for the job!

  • Sneak through a small, open-world, city, full of unique locations and people.

  • Break line of sight, hide behind people and in bushes, and run across streets and through buildings with a unique brand of frantic stealth.

  • Play the game as a different, randomly generated character every time. If you get caught pantsless by too many people, you'll get fired for indecency. The cycle continues with the next person to get hired for your job.

  • Best your personal record and see how many pairs of pants you can get in the shortest amount of time!

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
(33 total ratings)
AuthorScott Ethington
TagsArcade, Funny, Stealth


Buy Now$2.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Ripped Pants at Work - Windows 90 MB
Ripped Pants at Work - Mac 104 MB


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I had quite a lot of fun with this game ^^ 

I'm so glad! Thanks for playing

I can't get it to run on macOS Catalina
"The developer of this app needs to update it to work with this version of macOS. Contact the developer for more information."

Could this because the game is compiled in 32bit instead of 64bit?


Very possible. I'll look into this. Thank you for letting me know!

thank you so much for your time! It is greatly appreciated :D

Came here for the same reason - hope it's fixed!

Thank you for being so patient!! I believe the game should work now. I don't actually have a newer Mac to test on, though, so please let me know if it still isn't working!

Hidden Gem! Thanks for contributing it to the itch.io bundle for racial justice and equality. 

Wrote up a review for anyone interested. 



Such a great review!! Thank you so much :)

Simple concept mashed into a nice silly environment that makes you want to explore finding more pants.

I really enjoyed trying to find all the pants. The little quotes were fun to read. The design is pleasing to the eye. Finding the golden pants was a challenge but it builds up nicely to it. Ripping good job. Your game is the last part of the video.

Fun, simple game that has a surprisingly high skill ceiling.

Mechanics - 5/5It's so easy to play. Yet there are some pretty challenging pants to find, and some require some unique thinking.

Visuals - 4/5The art style is cheeky, and I love the haircut options. I would love the option to customize the character. The camera can sometimes cut a little too close and be disorienting, especially in the sewer.

Sound - 3.5/5Music changes along with your presence, making the pressure rise. Similar to the visuals, however, the repeated effects could sometimes be disorienting.

Story - N/APremise is really funny. It would be cool to have a story mode!

Overall - 4.5/5   Difficulty - Slightly Hard

Completed - (11 out of 15 pants) (1.5-2 hrs)


This was really fun! Got it in the Bundle for Racial Equality & played it through with my son - the pants-ripping animation at the start of each run never got old :-) We explored the whole map and uncovered some secrets, like finding a friend for the pantsless guy in the garden. Things we didn't get:

* What are the collectibles that make a whirring noise whn you pick them up? Do you need to get them all in one run?

* How do you get the pants in the alley between the museum & the record store?

* Is there an ending sequence - do you have to find every pair in one run, or with the same character across multiple runs? Every time I restart the pants are greyed out...

Thanks for adding this to the bundle!


I’m so happy you and your son enjoyed it!!

-yes you have to pick up those collectibles in the same run. They form a new pair of pants.

-when you get embarrassed, you start running faster. If you run into the fence blocking the alley using your Embarrassment Boost, the fence will break!

-there’s not really an ending sequence, but you can get silver and gold pants for collecting multiple pairs in the same run. Silver for collecting half the pants, Gold for collecting all.


That's really helpful, thanks - I never would have thought to knock the fence down! Can I ask one more question-is there a way out of the sewers, or do you have to do that as the final part of a gold run? I always get stuck down there and in the museum... 


There’s no way out of the sewers! There is a way out of the museum, though. In the room with the pants, there should be a door to outside.

We did it! Thanks for the help :-)

Great job!!!

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This game is a very realistic simulation of stealth, it surpassed all other so called "tactical" games like Metal Gear, Splinter Cell and so on. This game has taught me to be the next Solid Snake and now I'm going to apply to the CIA and it's all thanks to you for making this ultimate simulation. Thus, to express my gratitude, I made a let's play video which most of whatever I was talking about didn't have anything to do with the game at all.

Jokes aside, this was a really cute looking game with a unique concept and fluid gameplay. I also really liked the stage design and the difficulty was just right.

The game is really cute and the dialogue at the beginning is fun. However, I couldn't figure out how to get more than one pair of pants at a time- am I suppose to hold down space bar as I search for other ones?

You can keep running around while you're holding a pair of pants! And then you put on all of your found pants at the same time by not moving for 3 seconds.

Wow, that's big brain.

I loved this game so cute and fun. I don't really have a following that can help sorry, I'm new to YouTube.

Such a good video!! Thank you for playing :D

Dude anytime the game was awesome ^_^


my game crashed and i got an error report which says the dev cares. does anyone know how to contact them/ if they still care?


I still care!! Can you send it to scethington@gmail.com



I wish you could like give the guy near the fountain pants and it would be like an achievement or somethin

You can't give them pants, but there is a way to make them feel less alone!! There's something (or someone) you can bring to them

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Ive reviewed this game because I enjoyed it so much! Check it out!

Jump to 1:56 for the review!

Thanks so much!! Great review!


it should be free

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The prototype is free!