This was terrific! So engaging and satisfying, hunting for cookies and elves and coal and discovering secrets. WELL DONE.
WHO STOLE THE COAL?
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Aw, thanks much! My favorite part of the dev was re-discovering the vision occlusion algorithm I did for an Ultima clone so long ago.
And really loved making a game that wasn't about fighting or danger but just exploration and discovery.
Loved this. Going to come back for more later and see if I can achieve a perfect run.
This was a great game to play through - really enjoyed it!
I said "Woah" out aloud, when I first saw Santa swing a candy cane like a sledge hammer and smash things. Was not expecting that.
At first I didn't get it, but then I walked across a river and got the idea ;))
I happened to pick coals backwards 7, 6, 4; don't remember the rest.
good game! love the art and snowppl
Thanks much! Yeah if you notice the river isn't moving in some spots, there's a little landbridge under the water!
What a great little Christmas surprise. I'm puzzled though, how did you get the stretched pixel effect in Pico-8? And the resolution? I thought Pico-8 only allowed 128x128, and 64x64 with a special POKE command.
Anyways, great game. I love the look and feel of a classic Atari game. Kind of reminds me of a Rankin/Bass Christmas film in video game form. Fun stuff!
This is incredible, thanks for creating. I can see the relationship between this project and the ax project for the toy box jam :) I loved the secrets the full map is brilliant :)
I also loved the nonviolence idea of the game, and focusing on exploration only, and finally, the ATARI aesthetics which I am a big fond of it. As I always marveled with all the limitations on the console people designed great games that play different, feel different, and look different. Each sprite and pixel counted in it.
Overall, great job :)