"In today's world of modern home security, Santa's job of delivering presents gets tougher every year!"

Your Mission:
  - To deliver all of the presents without making too much noise

Created as part of #PICO8 Advent Calendar 2018, organised by @Bigaston.


  • Six "Christmas Movie"-themed houses
    • (inc. the BIGGEST building from a Christmas movie!)
  • Four secret tools for assisting in modern-day present deliveries
  • Many security obstacles, including:
    • Motion-sentitive cameras!
    • Laser trip wires!
    • Pressure floor pads!
    • Guard dogs!
  • Sensitive sound monitor - remember to keep quiet!
  • Records your best times - per-level + overall




  • v1.0
    • Initial version

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(24 total ratings)
AuthorPaul Nicholas (Liquidream)
Made withPICO-8
Tags8-Bit, Christmas, PICO-8, pico-8-advent, Retro


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secret-santa_win.zip 872 kB
secret-santa_mac.zip 1 MB
secret-santa_osx-new.zip 3.2 MB
secret-santa_linux.zip 488 kB

Development log


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I love this game! It would have been smoother for me if going up/down the stairs was the down arrow instead of X, but that's just a nitpick. 9/10!


Really fun! :D

Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜Š


This is such a great game :D

Thanks a lot! ๐Ÿ˜Š


the greatest stealth game of all time ^-^

Thank you so much! โ˜บ
(That's one for the game cover/poster ๐Ÿ˜)


Very beatiful game <3


Thank you very much! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Really nice! Just took me a little while to figure out that you have to use down key to put presents.


Getting to the bottom of Nakatomi and realizing I missed something wasn't fun. Everything else was, though.

Thanks for the funny & well-produced play-though of my game.
Loved the controller BTW (built-in motion controllers FTW! ๐Ÿคฃ)

Also... big congrats for taking the crown of the new "FASTEST TOTAL TIME" โฑ๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰
(Beating the prev record of 6:36.5)


Amazing Game

Lol, wacky video as always! :D
Congrats on completing it dude - well done for sticking with it!


Haha finally got on my PC to play this. Yet again, you've created something wonderful Paul.
Love it!
Very nicely done and a fun idea too.

Aww.. thanks Roy - thanks for the support, as always.
All the best.


Played this game for my channel. It was a lot of fun. A+

Hey, this is really cool - thanks a lot for making this! :D
Was worried for a sec there that you weren't gonna find the "item select" button, but thankfully you did
(it was also quite impressive how far you got without using any items!)

If you think that's impressive Paul, I made it to the last level without using any items. Glad I wasn't the only one who didn't realize there was an item select button lol.


Awwwww I just saw it was BEDFORD FALLS. Awwwwwwww.

Attaboyyyy, Nicholas, attaboyyyyy....!

Or should I call you, Saint Nick!


THIS. GAME. IS. SO. FUN. Great job!

Wow, thank you very much Tom.
That means a lot to me, coming from one of the legends of platformers! :D


Great game, and loads of neat little easter eggs.