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Elventure is a short adventure game (15-25mins), shorter than I had planned due to time constraints and there only being 10 days until Christmas.

Collect items and use them to progress, the goal is to find three specific items to prove you can be a Christmas elf.

Taking an 8bit Atari aesthetic if you bought your computer in the last decade you'll have no issue playing this.


  • 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

More information

Published104 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date105 days ago
AuthorSupertino Presents
Tags2D, 8-bit, adventure, atari, christmas, classic, feastive, Point & Click, Retro, xmas
Average durationAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, XBox 360 controllers


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Elfventure.zip 858 kB
Elfventure_osx.zip 1 MB


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

Thanks for taking the time to mkae a 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.