December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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Christmas Jeer

by Gorp900 - Jam Entry

In Christmas Jeer you play the role of the hideous Baron Von Awful in his quest to ruin Christmas for all the little boys and girls the world over (or at the least, in one particular city).
Race against the goody two-shoes Santa Claus himself as he spreads all that joy and love across the town, it's enough to make a Baron sick...

WASD to move the Baron, well its more of a dastardly saunter.
Space-bar to fling insults at those snot-nosed brats, all warm and cosy in their homes...
To play the game, just double click on the .exe file within the .rar, the Baron will do the rest.

Authors Notes:
I made this game in C++ using allegro and whilst it's not the best looking game, nor does it play very well, I feel it turned out okay and I learnt more of allegro along the way.
Hope you enjoy!

Currently having a few problems with running the release version, for some reason it doesn't add up the players score properly any more. Also the Baron flings far too many insults at a time now. I'm working on it!
Currently I've posted the links to both versions until I get around to fixing the problem.

Downloads and Links




Serilyn says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 7:24am

Neat idea. It's hard to see the icon change when santa visits the houses though, which made me confused why I couldn't insult some houses at first.

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:25pm

Neither of the 2 download links work, I'm redirected to the main page of your file download host.

dalbinblue says ...
Jan 5, 2013 @ 4:38pm

Getting the same download issue.

voidstar69 says ...
Jan 6, 2013 @ 3:39pm

Yep, links no longer exist.

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