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Christmas is just a few days away... and while Santa is out on a trial run in his sleigh, the evil South Pole Troll and his army of Penguins invade the North Pole! On the way back to his workshop, Santa is blasted out of the sky by one of his very own North Pole defense cannons. Now he must find his way back home, defeat the Troll, and save Christmas!


  •  1-4 players (requires compatible controllers for multiplayer)
  • Run and jump gameplay
  • Six levels with a wide variety of enemies and obstacles
  • Controller, keyboard, and touchscreen control options
  • Widescreen 384x224 and classic 256x224 in-game resolutions
  • Pixel-perfect, crisp, and soft display options
  • Language support for English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Dutch, and Polish

Chapter 2 is now in development, featuring a new world map, six new levels, and more! A preview of Chapter 2, including the new intro, world map, and first level is available in-game.

Controls and more info available in the quick-guide PDF.


  • Download a zip labeled "Windows The Legend of Santa" and unzip 
  • Run “The Legend of Santa.exe”
  • Trust software if prompted. May require clicking "More info" and then "Run anyway"


  • Download a zip labeled "Mac The Legend of Santa" and unzip
  • Run “The Legend of Santa.app”
  • You may need to go to Settings/Security & Privacy and check "Anywhere" under "Allow apps downloaded from" to be able to run the game. Unfortunately, some versions of macOS do not display this setting by default and may require additional steps.


Buy Now$1.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Windows The Legend of Santa.zip 29 MB
Mac The Legend of Santa.zip 39 MB
Linux The Legend of Santa.zip 44 MB

Download demo

quick-guide.pdf 114 kB

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Nice! The gameplay feels just right, and the graphics are nice and clean. Love the world map. I thought that the Coal Stocking power-up was thematically perfect, too! Everything is so incredibly polished, it's just a shame the demo is so short!

If I had some suggestions for multiplayer:

  • It would be more fun if you could bump into each other or jump on each others' heads, like in New Super Mario Bros Wii. My wife and I are both good at platforming games, so we like to compete and try to mess with each other :P
  • I hope there is a way to respawn if one player dies early on in the level!

Looking forward to the full game!

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Thank you for the wonderful comment! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I definitely plan to keep working on the game and make it a full-size adventure.

I thought a lot about allowing players to bump into each other, but decided not to do it. The main reason is when I play the New Super Mario Bros. games with my kids, they get frustrated when they're trying to do well and happen to bump into someone else, causing them to get hit or die and lose their powerup :D

I do plan to add checkpoints to the game in the near future so that you can respawn mid-level, especially in single-player where you can't respawn at another player's position. I also plan to add the ability to save your progress as the game gets larger.

Thank you again! It's really nice to hear that you found everything felt so polished!