This was the first game of yours that I've played and what an impression! I love how it's completely styled like an old vhs movie - including the beginning credits and all. The game ran really smooth, had super easy to use controls and even a plat forming aspect that I was allowed to fail at! The atmosphere was great, and I loved how it changed when entering the houses. I'd hear the smallest noise and get suspicious and I'd instinctively freak out. Although "Santa" only popped on me once and I didn't even really see him, the entire game had me on edge and that's what a horror game SHOULD do. I can't wait to play more of your games! Thanks for making this one!
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Never thought Santa Claus would jumpscare me xD great job.
I was going to make a video for this game but I got tired of playing it :(
Not that it was bad, but redoing things is a big pet-peeve of mine, and tbh I didn't understand what the point of having "lives" at all was if you just get started right back at the beginning with no check point? To save time picking up the notes/gems? Cuz that's like 40 seconds vs. the 5+ minutes it takes you to get back somewhere because you walked off a cliff by accident. After 30 minutes of repeating the same journeys, my final life was lost while I was reading a note by the toy factory and a Santa killed me and I couldn't move. I just couldn't bring myself to walk up that mountain again, so I quit :(
I really loved literally everything else though, so major props and I started following you for future games! The village was awesome and it honestly almost felt Mass Effect-y conceptually, but with a demented santa, and man that geeks me out. Great idea! Cheers to you and sorry I'm not more patient with redoing things <3.
Hey, I have made a video on this game. In my video, I do say that this is a bad game BUT only because I haven't experienced the FULL "thing" of this game. I might give it another try in the future perhaps.
Nevertheless, here is my video! Let me know if you liked the video or not.
SANTA'S COMIN WITH VENGEANCE. WE SHOULD'VE BEEN GOOD BOYS AND GIRLS.
That is one seriously disturbed Santa.
It takes alot of trial and, error to find out where you are suppose to go. I like the options of being able to change which view you want to be in. Also enjoyed you could changed it to vhs or, laser disc! Awsome little features! I wish there was a mini map as, I get lost easy and, would have helped a tad. That's probably what makes the game more adventureous though!
It's about bloody time!
This game is awesome! Thank you for making this game!
Had a lot of fun trying out the demo! Found a couple bugs like invincibility and some stuck points, but it was all enjoyable nonetheless. Never could find that last gem though! Compiled a bit of my time playing it here:
Thanks for playing! Yes invincibility was a problem in the last version, but it's been fixed in 0.1.4
I'll check out the video for the stuck points
OMFG A NEW GAME ???????????????????????
OH SHIT I SHOULD PLAY IT RIGHT NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Check out the latest version of POBTS, 0.1.4 which rectifies some bugs and issues. Future updates will be posted as I become aware of things that need fixing.
SOMEHOW CANT START THE GAME PROPERLY IT ALWAYS SHOWS ME A FIGURE FROM ABOVE :(
Please email me and I'll try to figure out what the problem is. ben [at] puppetcombo.com
I have the exact same problem, can't play the game at all :( Did you solve it somehow?
When this happens, does it look like the image I send with this comment? If so, when opening the game do you choose "fastest" when choosing "graphics quality"? For me "fastest" also gave me this problem (I also got a variant where the view was normal third person but the character was in a constant falling animation and could only turn around), but any other option for "graphics quality" seemed to work just fine for me. I have not (yet) figured out what determines which of the two views you will get. PS: the black spot (supposedly the character) in the grey image is not initially visible, only when you look downward do you see Beth.
A side note, apparently the images don't appear when I open this site in Brave
This game is very rough. I like the idea of a bloodthirsty zombie-esk Santa on a murdering spree but that jumping mechanic is BRUTAL!
Made a Part 2! ;3
MORE SCREAMS OF TERRROR AT SANTA THE KOOL-AID GUY
Hi, I made a video of your game! I was in love with Power Drill Massacre, even though I couldn't play it for long because it increased my risk of a heart attack :p But I'm glad you're still making games and released this one! I'll be careful this time! I was also even considering buying one of your shirts too!
I think something is wrong with santa ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )（｀〇Д〇）(((φ(◎ロ◎;)φ)
Excited to play more in part 2!
This game was pretty fun. I would like to see it when this game is completed. I hope you enjoy my video and I hope the game goes the way that you want it to.
it was a good one!
Just played the demo. I love the entire theme and aesthetic. It feels like a Christmas PS1 Silent Hill Remix. Keep up the good work!
This game was amazing! Can't wait for the full release! :D
Had a blast! Gonna upload it in two parts :P
Wish there was more in the demo D; But, the demo did its job!
Great video! Thanks for playing (btw Santa can follow you up on the rooftops)
I got an "invalid game key" error after the Paypal transfer, don't know what that's about. Good thing there's a free download option too I guess lol
Damn, that strange. Sorry for your trouble. The full version isn't complete yet, but I'll definitely send a working key when it is
No problem, I just got a notification with a download link, it's probably nothing.
Anyway I'm loving the game so far, it's a clear improvement from your previous works but keeping all the atmosphere and retro charm intact. Sound design is great, it fits the game's aesthetic perfectly and overall makes the experience super immersive. Perhaps the intended path through the map could be marked in a more clear way, took me a while to realize I was supposed to jump over that one chasm...but then again there's a blizzard going on so it's understandable. I think my biggest gripe here is not being able to control the character with the arrow keys, but that's just because I'm left handed and it's not that bad.
So like I said, I love this game already and can't wait for future updates. I find your work super inspiring and hope you can keep making more stuff like this in the future. Happy new year!
I don't have a trailer finished yet, but here's some Phucat gameplay