There aren’t a lot of options out there when it comes to holiday video games. Almost all of them are Christmas games, and the handful of Hanukkah ones are outright terrible – often quickly thrown together or full of racist stereotypes. Good luck finding any Kwanzaa or Mawlid games. So despite our original plan of covering one Free Indie Game per holiday, we’re stick with just one Christmas game – Path to Christmas.
Best of the Worst
Path to Christmas is a puzzle game in which you guide “Mr. Gift,” a Christmas present with legs, from one side of the level to the other. You do so by moving blocks to form a path from start to finish. Path to Christmas was clearly intended to be a mobile game, with its touchscreen controls and star rating system, though there is a free PC version available on Itch.io.
It’s also a pretty basic game as well. There’s no full screen option, you have to enable music and the snow effect yourself in the menus, and the menu options have no text, only symbols. It’s also not very Christmas-y, with only a generic present and some snow to give the indication of holiday spirit. The music, while pretty good, isn’t even Christmas-y. The developer could have at least added some ringing bell effect in there.
But there’s one basic flaw that cripples the game. If you want to find out what that is, you’ll have to watch the video above. Otherwise, Happy Holidays, and do be on the lookout for better Holiday games than this.