A downloadable game for Windows

The theme for the Great Ham Jam 2016 was "Things that don't mix." We came up with Santa Claus as a Vampire. Then it just transformed into Santa-pire going to an orphanage to feast on children while avoiding adults and flashlights.

  • A - Move left
  • D - Move right
  • W - Go up/down stairs
  • F - Bat Mode
  • Spacebar - Feast on children


  • Character Artist & Animations - Melissa Davidson
  • Environment Artist & UI - Bret Measor
  • Programmer - Thomas Martin
  • Composer - Dan Rodrigues

Install instructions

  1. Download File.
  2. Unzip
  3. Run .exe


The Bite Before Christmas.rar 13 MB


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Hello everyone, 

I already uploaded my gameplay video, BUT......

The game made it into the Christmas special! :D

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I'd love to play but it loads at a ratio that is bigger than my monitor (just typical 1366x768) so I can't click the menu at the bottom :(

edit: nevermind, remembered alt-enter exists + turns out it's space to start rather than clicking haha. but after eating maybe one person i got stuck in bat mode and couldn't move, the blood meter wouldn't move either. If this is normal could do with maybe some instructions more than controls at start?

edit 2: seems to be when i press f and space at once. well, nevermind. i like the graphics though

HAHA this game was hilarious and silly. I loved it. Check out my let's play! 

Ho Ho Ho ! 

This game is awesome :D  sneaking around as a Santa Vampire. I love it!

I've made a Christmas episode, Hope you enjoy : 

I wish You all the best of luck  , Enjoy your holidays / Christmas.