“Who stole Santaman’s iced muffins? Whoever it was, he left a trail of spilled muffins behind on his way to his foul hideout” Well, at least my storytelling didn’t get rusty then.
This game plays like your standard gridbased puzzle-platformer. You can walk around with the arrow keys, shoot fire-stars with ctrl, shoot ice-stars with the spacebar and jump with shift. (and of course you can configure that). You can also climb ladders and ropes, and crawl under stuff. The main objective is to collect all iced muffins and get out. On your way you will find enemies, traps, blocks and bridges. Most enemies are easily evaded but you can also toast/freeze them with your (limited amount of) stars. I recommend freezing as you can play with the block of ice it creates, but don’t let it play with you! Every two levels you will find Santette (Santaman’s lovely wife) who will save the game for you.
Graphics, sound and music
I ripped alot from myself for this game. When I dug up the first Santaman I noticed thatit has the best graphics I did for a game to date. I retouched them and made lots more. I also took some graphics I did for an abandoned kinda-summer-version of Santaman I did in 2007, which fit right in as they were done in the same style. I did all the sound effects and music tracks in my studio (which is still very much in the works) apart from the chopping and sawing sounds, which I recorded in my dads garden with his axe and saw. The music is a combination of soundfonted midi and real instruments (piano, guitar, egg shakers)
I had some fun making this game and hope you will have some fun playing it. Oh yeah, it’s ok to play this when it’s not Christmas, Santaman is not Santa Claus, he is just some fat dude who dresses up like him all winter.
in menu: arrows + Shift
Arrows = Move
Shift = Jump
Ctrl = Shoot fire-stars
Space = Shoot ice-stars