A small festive reminder about my three Christmas games.

Just as I thought I’d gotten into a nice tradition by making Christmas games…I don’t make one. So Christmas is cancelled this year. Well, not cancelled – there just won’t be a new Christmas game from me this year.

But I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind everyone about the three Christmas themed games I have made – so if you haven’t played any of them you might use this post as inspiration to try them out.

The Snowman – A platform game where the objects is to build a snowman and then dress him. And if a baddie comes too close? …then shoot a snowball in their little “faces” – which will freeze them for a short while.

The Night Before Christmas – A sort-of platform game inspired by Mission Elevator, where the object is to play as Santa and fetch the gifts, then put them under the tree, all while making sure the sleepwalking kids stay in bed.

Buggerman: The Xmas Heist – Also a sort-of multiscreen platform game, based on Bagman, where you play as a Pumpkincreature to try and steal all the gifts from Santa’s workshop.

All three games are brought to life with the help of Lobo (graphics) and SpaceFractal (sound) – and of course – me as the coder, so the look and sound is nice and similar across all three games.

The Snowman


The Night Before Christmas


Buggerman: The Xmas Heist

Dingo for iOS.

Dingo is now available as a free standalone app for iOS (running under Jonathan Needle’s Spectaculator emulator), so if you want to give it play on that platform you can. It does play a lot better on a real keyboard, though.

Dingo on iOS running under the Spectaculator emulator.

Dingo on iOS running under the Spectaculator emulator.


However, I’ve started to tweak the game and have cleared a bit of space, so when I get more time I’ll probably look into improving the controls a bit. That will definitely help on the iOS platform.

It’s been two weeks since the REPLAY Expo and it was quite an experience and went pretty much without a hitch (I didn’t screw things up too badly until I got back, but that’s a whole different post).

Here’s another picture from the Expo.

The Dingo stand at the REPLAY Expo.

The Dingo stand at the REPLAY Expo.


Currently I’m working on a new Xmas game for the PC. Unfortunately I’m a bit behind schedule, but I hope to have it finished before Christmas anyway. If not, then I’m going to be done in real good time before next Christmas. LOL.