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Santa's Pilgrimage

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Around the World in Half a Day 25 Points

Complete your journey before dawn.

Out of Time 25 Points

Run out of time.

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

Author Comments

Update: No matter how hard I try, I couldn't get the fuel refill bug myself. :( As such, I'm unable to fix it. If you can, please report the bug with more information. Thanks. By the way, I've fixed the text display, but that was the compiler's bug, not mine, so it really didn't take any effort for me except to compile again.
Update: Fixed the gift cluster upgrade button.

Dashing in the snow, in an unstoppable sleigh, o'er the fields we go, screaming all the way!

The reindeer have just returned from their trip to France and they're going on strike. It is yet to be known whether there's a correlation between the holiday and the strike, but whatever. An elf has installed an engine onto your sleigh as replacement. Without a steering wheel or throttle, the sleigh is now uncontrollable, but there's no time to fix it. Ride on the sleigh and give away those presents to kids and houses on your way!

After Burn versus Freeze two Game Jams ago, we have decided to team up again to bring you another jam game. This time it's the Gift Jam. Though called the 'gift jam', jam entries can be about anything, but since someone HAS to make a game about gifts, we decided to do it! We put a lot into it, so we hope you enjoy playing it as much as we enjoyed making it!

If you've got a bug to report, you don't have to PM me; you can write that in your review. We read all the reviews!

Here are the controls (you'll understand it after reading the instructions):
One gift - 1 for left, 3 for right
Two gifts - Q for left, E for right
Three gifts - A for left, D for right
Four gifts - Z for left, C for right
Five gifts - Left arrow for left, Right arrow for right

Quick tips:
-Upgrade strategically. Think about what you need to complete your journey on time.
-It's not a good idea to scramble around for keys all the time.
-Low quality is recommended for older computers.
-Don't dig yourself into a hole by upgrading before refilling.

Special thanks to:
-Tom and the NG staff
-Philip Radvan at freeactionscript.com for the snowflakes
- ..dog at flashkit.com for the kids' SFX
-http://www.beatsuite.com for the houses' SFX
-http://www.clker.com/cli part-248834.html for the Santa hat

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The game is fun and interesting some unique elements and nice upgrades graphics are pretty good, Re-Fuel and refuel again lol, The gifts are nice though, But regardless this was a fun and interetsing game you have created here I liked it so nice work


-Always refill fuel and gifts before upgrading, an upgrade increases the refill price, if you end up unable to pay it, you have to start all over because you can't advance with 0 fuel or gifts and can't use your remaining money to partially refill anything

-How to definitely win before dawn (first medal): ignore everything and only refill and upgrade fuel. A gift costs 200$, hitting a house is worth 100$, a kid 20$, so distributing gifts costs more money than it pays.
By only refilling and upgrading fuel you will win at around 00:40. It's impossible to win before midnight, I tried.

-How to run out of time (2nd medal) without getting stuck on the no-refill problem:
Waste most of your gifts constantly, but not TOO fast or you don't gain enough money from traveling to refill fuel and gifts. Keep wasting them to return to the shop constantly until you lose, always keep about 50k$ as backup for refills.

Spoiler for secret medal: upgrade your attraction a lot. I leveled it to 15 on my last run and then got it after refreshing the page again. Maybe it already unlocks before that, but it doesn't say when exactly.

Beware that the game gets a bit laggy during the 4th and 5th area, that, the refill-reset problem and the overall weird controls and plain graphics are the reason for my rather low score. But it's an old game so I guess it deserves at least 50% score for what it is. As part of a game-jam there must've also been a time limit to finish it, so it's not that bad.


Fun game, surprisingly tactical! Any hint on the secret medal?

Using 1 and 3 on a keyboard was a bit awkward for this kind of game. Using the arrow keys would have been much better. I wanted to play more but due to a glitch in the game, I cannot afford any fuel after completing a level. You should probably have a simple game over screen and not a menu screen that states I need to buy fuel and gifts to continue with no way to back out other than to refresh the page. It could have been better.

FlyingColours responds:

I am aware of the glitch but I haven't been able to fix it. Unfortunately, I don't have time to go through the code again to fix it. I'll try to do that when I find the time to. Thanks for the bug report.

Credits & Info

2.63 / 5.00

Dec 25, 2012
11:25 AM EST