Christmas Adventure is an 8bit-ish RPG comedy inspired by, and making fun of, the NES Final Fantasy games we all loved as kids. It’s full of silly humor, amusing enemies, and more Christmas movie references than you can shake a stick at.
In Christmas Adventure IV: The Eternal Fruitcake of Light is a updated take on a the classic JRPG adventure game. You play Billy the Kid (no relation), an less than bright eight year old tasked with saving Christmas. When a rogue AI steals the magical fruitcake that powers Santa’s entire North Pole operation, only Billy can save the day. With help from elf intern Holly Berry, Pedro the Flying Penguin, and a reprogrammed Mecha-Claus they will span the globe to restore the Fruitcake of Light and save Christmas from a mysterious … well, not from anyone really, but they will definitely have fun along the way.
Christmas Adventure IV (it’s actually the first game, despite the name), is an 8bitish JRPG comedy inspired by, and making fun of, the NES Final Fantasy games we all loved as kids. It’s full of silly humor, amusing enemies, and more subverted tropes than you can shake a stick at. Complete with a chip-tune soundtrack, a splendid time is guaranteed for all.
What can you expect from Christmas Adventure?
- Many hours of silly dialog and questing puzzles
- Multiple characters with a rotating party
- Twelve full chapters of story, released one a month.
- Action, fun, and robot romance.
Christmas Adventure will be available DRM-free for Windows, Mac, and Linux on March 31st, with other app stores following. iPad and Android Tablet support is planned for the second half of 2015.
9bit games is Josh Marinacci.
Josh Marinacci has over twenty years of software and design experience working for both startups and Fortune 500 companies. He previously worked at such doomed companies as Sun, Palm, and now Nokia (the part we didn’t sell to MS). He also blogs, speaks at technical conferences, and has written two O’Reilly books. Christmas Adventure is his first professional game.