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Santaman got the blues
Author: Hayo Submitted: 24th December, 2006 Favourites:0
Genre: Platformer Downloads: 275

Edited By Hayo on 8/8/2009

This is my entry for the 2006 xmas compo, it's a gridbased christmas-themed platformer starring Santaman.

The gameplay is kinda like Fishhead 2/3, but this time with a fairly stable engine and more features. You will get new abilities in temples along your way.

Everything in this game is original, I did the sound effects with an old squier guitar with weird amp settings, and the music was performed by my girlfriend(piano) and me(guitar & dobro).

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Posted by ThePodunkian 24th December, 2006

the graphics are nice, but the gameplay is painfully generic, don't you think? it would have been nice if the game were a bit more christmasy instead of being a generic platformer with christmas tacked on.
Posted by Hernan 25th December, 2006

Oooh such pretty graphics. But I agree on Podunkian, the gamplay is a little dry.
Posted by Hempuli 25th December, 2006

Posted by renkin 25th December, 2006

I love the title.
Posted by Retired Kliker Lazarus 25th December, 2006

It's pretty.
Posted by Hayo 25th December, 2006

Yeah, the gameplay is generic, just like all my other games. I am still pretty happy with the result tho, it's prolly my first game with an engine that doesn't suck.
Posted by Ski 25th December, 2006

The gameplay is lovely. Pod it was a hell of alot more christmassy than yours, dear.
Posted by Tim 25th December, 2006


All agreed that the game play needs some spicing up, other than that - another fun game Hayo should be proud of
Posted by ThePodunkian 25th December, 2006

Posted by Ski 25th December, 2006

Posted by Hayo 26th December, 2006

OMG punkdokian delete your comments you spoil teh game for other peoples!!
Posted by Dogzer 26th December, 2006

Posted by Hernan 26th December, 2006

lol lol lol
Posted by Nioreh 26th December, 2006

Very nice graphics and sound/music. The overall presentation was really professional. It really felt christmassy too! Great game, only played to the falling down level though, then I died and didn't want to play again.
Posted by Ski 26th December, 2006

Posted by Beau 26th December, 2006

I thought it was pretty well done, but the ending is pretty abrupt . A bit of a tutorial might have helped, but as most people said, the graphics were wonderful and the christmas theme was well done, too.
Posted by lamberski 27th December, 2006

Nice game but too short
Posted by Duncan 27th December, 2006

My favourite part was the lazy slide guitar
Posted by Hayo 27th December, 2006

haha, yeah my girlfriend played those songs on the piano and I never heard any of them but tried to play along on the dobro anyway.

And yeah, the "boss" kinda sucks
Posted by s-m-r 27th December, 2006

I liked the valkyries that Santa chatted with at the temples.

I first thought it was annoying you couldn't move sideways and jump at the same time. Then I realized that in order to qualify as a grid-based game, you probably had to keep it that way. The lack of movement also allows you to implement more puzzle elements (the level where you drop down the terraces, and can't come back up the same way, for example).

Nice job on the artwork and music for this one. Santa dangling on the rope is really cool.

Posted by Windybeard Games 27th December, 2006

I love the music!!!! really nice game, very xmasy.
Posted by robin90 28th December, 2006

Great game . I am at level 6 where there are falling rocks.. cannot seems to pass them. A pity that there are no save point. Guess I have to play again when I am free. Hey.. your game also made it to caiman.
Posted by Hayo 28th December, 2006

ah, thanks for telling me
Posted by Joshua M. 29th December, 2006

This game rocks Good music, great art and it's very Christmassy
Posted by Plooscva 29th December, 2006

Great game but... BUG! When you're falling towards a switch, pull it before you touch the ground then you will get stuck in the middle of a jump
Posted by Hayo 29th December, 2006

Oops, thanks for the notice, I will fix it..for next Xmas.
Posted by -Liam- 30th December, 2006

Great game! I really enjoyed that! The graphics are lovely and and the gameplay is fun! Well done!
Posted by CsaR 4th January, 2007

Nice gfx and great christmas feel. But it was a bit to easy and short. Also not all that fun but I'm sure it will do well in the compo.
Posted by istvan 7th January, 2007

Nice graphics and simple, straight forward game play make this a nice Christmas game. Looking forward to your next secular project, whatever it may be!
Posted by erghhhhx 11th August, 2008
Rated :

Good game, the sorta' "tile-based" movement felt original and fresh. The graphics are amazing and I loved the dobro-music. =





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