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Crazy Christmas Chase

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#1 Flytrap Studios

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 04:50 PM

Crazy Christmas Chase


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Gameplay and features


Crazy Christmas Chase is an endless Christmas-themed shoot'em up with an arcade-style gameplay.

You take control of Santa Claus and your objective is to deliver as many presents as you can while defending yourself from numerous enemies.

Use powerups to your advantage and try to beat your high scores.


The game also features 26 achievements and allows you to upload them on Game Jolt.

Game Jolt users and guests can upload their scores as well.


You can also play this game with a USB controller.

Just plug it in before playing and configure it in the options menu (you can also redefine the keys).


Please report any bugs or issues you have found.




Programming and graphics by Flytrap Studios

Sound effects by Satoshi Murata from Dynamite Headdy © Treasure

Music by Robert Allen and Joshua Jensen from Jazz Jackrabbit © Epic MegaGames


Made with


Game Maker 8.1 Standard

Allegro Sprite Editor (aseprite) 0.9.5 by David Capello



SXMS DLL library by Shaltif

HTTP extension by Maarten Bauert

Game Jolt API extension by Thatbrod


Thanks to Thomas Bowen for his helpful API tutorial




This game uses the sxms dll library.

If you get an "Error defining an external function" error message, it either means the dll files are missing or the game can't find them.


If the dll files are present, there are two solutions :

1. Restart your computer. The game should work fine after that.

2. Open the "CrazyChristmasChase.sav" file with notepad and replace "music=1" with "music=0". The game will start without loading the dll files.


If the dll files are missing from the folder, re-download the game and extract all the files from the .zip archive.


Thanks to everyone who provided feedback and tried out the game !

I'll be waiting for your scores ! ;)


====Original post from 2015====



Crazy Christmas Chase is an endless Christmas-themed shoot'em up I made during a few days before Christmas.


The goal of the game is to score as much points as possible. Your high score is saved within an ini file.

The game gets gradually faster and faster as you play.

You'll face birds, which move at different speeds, and a flying snowman, which will throw its carrot nose at you. Yes, it really does that ^_^ .

You gain points from defeating enemies and throwing presents down chimneys (it is possible to throw down multiple presents in a single chimney).

During gameplay, use the following keys :

Arrow keys - move around

X - drop present

C - fire magic (or stars or however you call it :P)



Programming and graphics : Flytrap Studios

Sound Effects : Taken from Dynamite Headdy, ripped by Chaofanatic and downloaded from the Sounds Resource

Music : MIDI rendition of Jazz Jackrabbit tunes by MaliceX (vgmusic.com). Original tunes by Robert Allen.


Because of how shortly the game was made, I didn't have enough time to create my own music and sound effects :hmmm: .

Also, I couldn't implement certain gameplay elements such as combo multipliers and powerups.

If enough people are interested I might release an update :wink:


For now, enjoy this fun little Christmas game !


I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year ! ^_^

Edited by Flytrap Studios, 27 February 2016 - 02:29 PM.

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#2 Game Developer

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 09:01 PM

This game was fun, it seems original . Hope you get more plays. I only found one bug and at one point on the map i fell through the roof and then through the ground then i was gone. That is all, great game!

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#3 yamato


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 10:14 AM

fantastic! very fun to play. I rate it 4 out of 5.

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#4 Flytrap Studios

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:05 PM

Thanks for your feedback !


I just wanted to let you know I'm working on an update of this game.

It will include a combo system, powerups, achievements, S3M quality music and perhaps more...


I can't really tell when the update will be released because of school and all that, but I'm working on it.


Please be patient ;)

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#5 RoundCircleandSphere314628


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:08 AM

It is what it is. 7/10 for what it is. It's a finished game, nothing more needs to be done. Reason its not an 8 or a 9 is it needs some more subbosses than just repeated snowmen all the time.
That being said, I wouldn't pay more than a dollar to purchase this game, but you might be able to sucker me out of 4 dollars if this was an arcade game and I had to pay for continues.

Edited by RoundCircleandSphere314628, 18 February 2016 - 01:14 AM.

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#6 Flytrap Studios

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:06 PM

Update avaible !






Download link : http://gamejolt.com/...as-chase/115762


I've released the update to Crazy Christmas Chase.


Here are the changes I made :


- Faster vertical movement
- Combo scoring system
- Powerups
- Achievements (26 in total)
- Improved background
- S3M chiptune music
- Score and achievements can be uploaded to Game Jolt. Guests can submit their scores as well.
- and more...
Please report any bugs or issues you find.
Thanks to all those who provided feedback !

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