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Elfventure is a short adventure game.  Collect items and use them to progress, the goal is to find three specific items to prove you have what it takes to be a Christmas elf.


  • Windows XP, 7, 8 or 10
  • OS X 10.7 or newer


  • Movement: WASD or Cursor keys
  • Action: SPACE or ENTER
  • menu: ESCAPE
  • Toggle full-screen: F1

Also has joypad support


17/12/2016 (

  1. Fixed crash bug when talking to the rabbit
  2. Changed footstep sound to be less pronounced (annoying)

17/12/2016 (

  1. Corrected some text
  2. Fixed slowdown when controllers are NOT connected
  3. Mac version uploaded
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date Dec 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorRocket Monster Games
Tags2D, 8-Bit, atari, Christmas, classic, feastive, Point & Click, Retro
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller


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Elfventure.zip 858 kB
Elfventure_osx.zip 1 MB


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I featured your game in a video! (Please check description for timestamp!) I loved the classic retro style of this game and the way it makes you think! Keep up the amazing work!

Made a video - https://youtu.be/gch_QcYMMEI

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Thanks for taking the time to make and post a video, I have changed the description to better suit the play time.

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Woohoo! I'm now like my father and his father. :D

That was fun!

Runs on OS X 10.6.8 just fine but the fullscreen, F1 button, will crash my Mac. The fullscreen code/support probably relies on OS X 10.7 or better. OS X Snow Leopard uses a different method. I didn't try the gamepad support. ;)

It was complied and tested on 10.11, does it crash the whole MAC or just the application? Thanks for playing.

It crashed the whole Mac for some reason. At least my whole screen went black and none of my keyboard keys functioned. So I had to use the power button. I know from my own programming experience that the code for OS X 10.7+ is different than 10.6 when creating fullscreen apps. Not many using 10.6, so I wouldn't worry much.

What a brilliant way to spend some time with :)

can you add monsters that the elf can figh

That was my initial plan, to have jealous leprechaun's (if you cant make it as an xmas elf the next best thing is a leprechaun), if they touched you long enough they would steal an item from you, you would fight them off with the candy cane. Sadly time got in the way.


There is something wrong with the game that shuts down the game when trying to talk to the rabbit. It says it can't find a value or something.

Bah! I thought I had caught all those, issue was with an invalid character introduced when i spell checked the in-game text, I have just gone through and checked and doubled checked all in game text and found\fixed all of them. Download updated.