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Cart #fit_santa_00-1 | 2021-12-30 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

It's nearly midnight and there are still presents to deliver, and treats to eat!


Press x to deliver presents and score points.
Press o to jump over vegetables and through obstacles.

Earn 5 seconds every 250 pts.
You can hold up to 8 presents, earning one back every treat you eat. Santa's magic also regenerates presents over time, and it gets more powerful the more calories he has.
Beware, Santa-ing is hard work and burns lots of calories. What's more, vegetables are super healthy to elven physiques and actually remove calories!
Get special treat and time bonuses every 2500 pts.
Reach 5000 points for the full suite of treats!

The instructions at the title screen should give you most of the hints you need, but see spoilers below for strategy.

Santa grabs food near his feet!
Getting good at jumping over vegetables and through tables, chairs and trees is key.
Aim at keeping calorie levels higher so you'll regenerate presents faster.
Prioritize where to put presents to maximize points and get the time bonuses ASAP when there's a choice.
In the late game, you may wish to eat veggies sometimes to optimize your view!

I've written lots of Lua but this is my first Pico-8 cart. It's been balanced to hopefully be pretty fun to spend a while with :) I've pared down the code and comments to fit in the compressed size limit, but it should be easy to follow if you're interested.


Version 1.1:

  • High scores now persist (DSET/DGET)
  • Scores can be reset from the game menu
P#102430 2021-12-11 23:19 ( Edited 2021-12-30 17:50)


Some more screenshots. Can anyone beat this score?



I'm looking forward to online score tracking!

P#102741 2021-12-14 13:55 ( Edited 2021-12-14 13:58)

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