Santa Claus has the one massive night time yearly, and each Christmas Eve he manages to drag it off with out getting caught as soon as. Superb, proper? It seems, even Father Christmas has to maintain his stealth expertise sharpened, and that’s what you’ll be doing in Ho-Ho-House Invasion, a free game obtainable now on Steam and Itch.io.
Should you get vibes of Stable Snake, that’s no shock – Ho-Ho-House Invasion was “very practically referred to as Santa Sport Stable,” in keeping with developer Vicky Potts, the founding father of Whitepot Studios. “We realised final month that there aren’t very many Christmas videogames, so three weeks later, right here we’re!”
In Ho-Ho-House Invasion, you’re Santa, and your job is to make it by a warehouse coaching course designed by your most tactically-minded elves. You must enter a house, ship presents, and exfiltrate to your sleigh, all with out being noticed by the various patrolling coaching robots wandering the halls. You possibly can peek round corners and tiptoe to maneuver quietly, and also you’ll have to make use of additional warning whereas inserting presents within the stockings hung on the finish of sleeping kids’s beds.
Right here’s the trailer:
You possibly can obtain Ho-Ho-House Invasion free from both Steam or Itch.io, and should you prefer it, you may add a ‘tip’ by buying one in every of a number of non-content DLC packages (corresponding to a ‘Christmas Card’ for $0.99 / £0.79).
However it’s all voluntary, and Whitepot says making the stealth game felt like the suitable factor to do that 12 months.
“On this non-canon 12 months of 2020, by no means has it felt extra applicable to ship a Christmas sport reasonably than a Christmas card,” the studio says.