December 2020 libGDX 7 Day Game Jam Entry

Theme: Player is Asleep

*Update 3/11/21*

Quick update for testing purposes. Cleaned up code for posterity.  Should be able to use a gamepad when controlling Santa (used xbox one controller). And added Candycane texture for the health bar. No further updates.


Warning! Many a bug to be found. Not quite finished or fleshed out or Balanced... But, Hey, It's submitted!


It's Christmas eve and you're anxious to wake up and see what Santa has brought!

Well, ya gotta sleep to wake up, right?

Break Crates and Kill some Bi-Pedal Reindeer all in the name of Christmas. Collect gifts in the Dream world and when you wake up maybe Santa will have brought you some real ones!

W,A,S,D to Move,

K to Punch

L to Kick

Space to DASH  (You need to use this) (.25 delay between dashes)

Assets Used:

Santa :


Interior Tileset

Main background and Houses done by myself.

Some of the Scattered xmas decorations found throughout Itch.

Some other small assets found around itch or opengameart

All sounds and music found through

Made withlibGDX


xmas_sleep_jam_1_01.jar - Original 11 MB
xmas_sleep_jam_1_06.jar - Newest 13 MB


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This felt so polished and whole, so good to move and balanced, great work I loved everything thank you <3

PS: My record is 51 :D

Well done! Graphics and animations are amazing! I like it a lot!

Your jam games always feel complete. Good music, art, sfx, and put together well. Good job :)

my personal favorite. I love the mechanics, the art, the concept. I really love the martial art moves of Santa. Great game. your state of mind is so same with mine about the genre. Wish oneday we can make something together 😊 Thanks for the great game;)

Happy New Year ! 

Hah, thanks! I started rounding up  xmas themed assets about a week before the Jam assuming any of the Christmas themes would win the vote. Then when the Theme was announced, I rushed to shoehorn that into what I was planning.

I clearly love this :) directly into my choice of game genre. Great action, so cool pixel art and nice controls. I've grown up playing mighty final fight on nes, it gave me the same feel :) keep making games like this, i will always love to play ;)