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Santa Panic! A gift wrapping arcade game for 1 or 2 players, by dddaaannn and TimSwast. This is game 9 of the PICO-8 Advent calendar 2018.
Get those presents wrapped and in the right spots, and get yourself back up the chimney, before you're found out!
- To move, use the arrow keys (player 1) or e/s/d/f (player 2).
- To pick up, drop, or throw, use "x" (player 1) or "w" (player 2). Drop while moving to throw.
- Wrap a present by walking it to a wrapping station.
- Pick up your sack and walk into the chimney to leave.
Two player co-op available! You could use the help, but make sure both of you get to the chimney in time!
You can also play or download this game on the PICO-8 BBS.
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On a keyboard, the action button is either "z" or "c". The "O" on the screen refers to PICO-8's O and X controller buttons, which map to "z" and "x" (for player 1) on a keyboard. Thanks for mentioning it!
Looks like a game I'd like to try, but I seriously don't know how to start it! Is it "Press O, Q or 0 to start"? Neither of those worked.
EDIT: I pressed "C" and it started. :-)