Have you played this game?You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.
Playlists and Wishlists
RSS FeedsNew member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page
About the StoryUgh. Christmastime at the mall. The last place you want to be, during the worst time of year to be there.
Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling
The emphasis on implausible brain teasers and light layer of fiction may not appeal to everyone, but the game thoroughly accomplishes what it sets out to do. People who like Hollywood Hijinx or some of the classics of the mid-90s will probably find Escape from Santaland a light-hearted and tidily constructed entry in that tradition.
See the full review
|Average Rating: |
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review
This game hits up a lot of the classic puzzle types. Light source puzzle, complicated lock and key, disassembling and reassembling items, removing obstructing NPCs, trial and error puzzles, etc.
The puzzles are mildly difficult for a puzzlefest and the game is not too long. A compass rose aids navigation and the writing spruces up the whole affair.
Basically, if you like Not Just an Ordinary Ballerina, you'll like this, it's younger, smaller cousin.
If you enjoyed Escape From Santaland...
Related GamesPeople who like Escape From Santaland also gave high ratings to these games:
|Fine-Tuned, by Dennis Jerz|
Average member rating: (22 ratings)
"Can Troy, the handsome daredevil autoist, live up to his "sterling" reputation? What secret threatens the career of the talented singer, Miss Melody Sweet? With the help of the mechanical genius Aloysius Pratt, can Troy and Melody...
Sunday Afternoon, by Christopher Huang (as Virgil Hilts)
Average member rating: (17 ratings)
It's gloriously sunny outside, and you can smell the grass from in here. It's not fair. All the servants have the day off, and you can bet they're not cooped up indoors in their Sunday best. If only there were some way to escape....
|Skies Above, by Arthur DiBianca|
Average member rating: (14 ratings)
Play minigames to get your airship flying, tour the skies, and see what mischief is going on up there. Champion of the Skies: Sarah Adams
PollsThe following polls include votes for Escape From Santaland:
IF that centers around holidays by Molly
I'm looking for IF that centers around specific real-world holidays, e.g. Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, Passover, the Fourth of July, Guy Fawkes Day, Halloween, etc.
Games where you can't screw up by Pinstripe
Sometimes, when I'm playing a game, I spend more time juggling my save files than I do reading the text. I don't want to have to restart because I picked up the green rod instead of the clay jug (with apologies to Zarf). So I'm looking...
Lost Pig type puzzle complexity by Mostly Useless
I haven't played a lot of IF, as I'm often put off by what are (for me) difficult puzzles. Without doubt the most satisfaction I've had from finishing a game has been Admiral Jota's Lost Pig, and I would love to hear about other games...
This is version 4 of this page, edited by Sobol on 13 August 2016 at 2:21pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item