Peet A Lock is a hypercasual, skill game that challenges a player's timing skills. A stickman named Peet desperately needs to use restrooms on a regular basis. Yet, he can never reach any toilets because he always finds a restroom with a padlocked door. The player must help Peet by picking locks across 50 levels. If they fail to open a lock in time, Peet never reaches a toilet and has an accident by the door.
The game displays a large, non-number, combination padlock below a bathroom scene with either a window or potted plants on a shelf. When the player interacts with the lock, a line starts to move along the outer part of the round lock body. The player must touch the padlock when the line reaches a colored band that randomly appears on the lock. If they touch the lock too soon or late, they fail the level.
Every time the player succeeds at stopping the line at the correct spot, the rotation of the line switches to the opposite direction. They must continue to stop the line correctly as many times as necessary until it stops on a colored band that has a checked pattern. At that point, the shackle falls off, and the stickman races to the toilet.
Peet A Lock features a lot of fun commentary, flatulence and flushing sounds and graphics. The player doesn't need to start over from the beginning if they fail a level. That said, the game intermittently switches to the home screen with both wins and losses. This screen switch appears to be a glitch.