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... that we definitely didn't consider calling "Santa Game Solid". Help Santa enter houses, deliver presents, and leave - all without being seen or detected by the automated robots his elves have made to help him train. 

“Ho-Ho-Home Invasion is the Christmas stealth game you never knew you needed” - Play Diaries
“If you’re looking for a fun experience to share with your family, this one might be worth a peek.” - COGconnected
“I "lo-lo-love" Ho-Ho-Home Invasion!” - Limmy


This year, due to social distancing requirements, Santa can't undertake his normal training. Thankfully, his elves have crafted a fully automated Santa training area in a disused warehouse - with lots of "houses" for Santa to sneak his way through.

Help Santa complete his training ahead of the Christmas period, by sneaking through all five house layouts to deliver presents in record time.


Arrive. Deliver Presents. Leave.

Make your way through fake houses, past fake robot residents, and place some fake presents. Be sure to:
  • Peek around corners
  • Tiptoe to be quiet
  • Avoid training robots
  • Place presents
  • Safely escape the house

And most importantly...

  • Be extra stealthy


Don't Get Caught!

Make sure you avoid:
  • Watchers - tiptoe past them when their head is buried in a book
  • Sleepers - quietly place presents in the stockings at the foot of their bed
  • And Patrollers - wait until their back is turned before making a run for it!


Immerse yourself as the stealthiest Santa of all! Use the Tilt Five glasses to get a birds-eye view on each of the training houses that our Santa needs to sneak through, and control Santa himself using the Tilt Five wand, making your way through each room and corridor, dropping off presents and filling stockings as you go. Find out more at Tilt Five's website.

Difficulty Slider

Attention, stealthy Santas! Are you tired of starting each level of Ho-Ho-Home Invasion over and over again when you get caught by the training robots? Well, your Christmas wish has been granted - we've added a lives system so you can keep on playing even if you get caught!


With this update, you can choose the number of lives you have per level, allowing you to adjust the difficulty to your liking. And the best part? You can slide the difficulty all the way to Elf mode, which gives you an unlimited number of lives. It's the gift that keeps on giving (literally)! Access this slider for each level from the 'Levels' button on the main menu.

Watch out for the time penalty though, you'll have 60 seconds added to your total time whenever you get caught. And don't worry, you can still play as sneak-a-claus intended with the original one chance per level. 


2020 trailer & in-game music:

Generated by Evoke Music AI.

2021 trailer:

Carol Of The Bells (Metal Version) by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...


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hohohomeinvasion-windows.zip 521 MB
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Found this game last year, loved it so much i revisited it






pls do an update with 1000 levels and more harder and more

Maybe next year, this year we've actually added a lives system to make things a bit easier 😇 Keep an eye out for when the update drops


Great game, i had fun with it even though i had a bit of rage. The gameplay is good the difficulty is perfect and the levels are nice. I made a video of it where I played all the 5 Levels.

Thanks for playing! :)

how can I hook the game to a 3D projector?

Hey there, could you elaborate a little? The only '3D projector' compatibility at present requires the Tilt Five hardware :) https://www.tiltfive.com/the-system 


Only a few levels in right now but, so far, I'm enjoying some Ho Ho Home Invasion. All the breaking and entering without those nasty laws getting in the way! Now if Santa could just find some softer shoes...

Good job, devs.

Also, while I wasn't able to show it off in the vid, I did find something that may need some work. Approaching doors from the wrong angle would frequently pin me into corners and render me unable to escape.

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Hey Skydijnn, thanks for the vid :) Was this door issue happening on Level 2 only, and was it the same as the one at this timestamp? https://youtu.be/Nck2xcSzs10?t=1658 Trying to troubleshoot and get a fix out ASAP.

EDIT: Should be patched now https://whitepotstudios.itch.io/hohohomeinvasion/devlog/327953/patch-terrys-choc...


Level 2 was the main one that gave me issues, until I learned to fear doors, but it happened with any door close enough to a corner if it opened that direction. I forget which level at the moment, but I remember trying to exit a level and the front door pinned me.


looks good can't wait to play!

I hope you enjoyed it!


game is enjoyable!


No witnesses...No Witnesses...

Haha dedication to the thumbnail!

Always. ;{)

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I have a couple things to say....

1. Great game Super fun!

2. its great and all but.....(read number 3)


4. All things aside, this is awesome game :)

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Let me know if you're still stuck - I'll send you the patroller route map! Remember to use sneak/walking slowly. Don't forget to take your time and use the minimap :)

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its a little hard in the early levels and maybe make sneaking slower or walking slowly faster, because right now sneaking isn't that much slower and there is no point to walking slowly other than to do both at the same time. other than that, great game! very fun.


wonderfull short little game, but its too damn hard, i wish there was a difficulty option, but its pretty fun so oh well

also, this would make a great mobile game


this is an amazing game


Really nice and hilarious game!

Definitely making more vids on it! Keep up the good work,guys!:)

That's so cool!


Game - not bad, but it would be better on mobile


Epic santa game, really makes me wanna commit home invasion but like the good kind :)




(27) Ember Gaming - YouTube


> that we definitely didn't consider calling "Santa Game Solid".
...because Merry Gear Soild was already taken



Haha yeah, I love that someone else had the same idea in like 2006!

Let's not also forget Silent Night: Festive Espionage Action


Heyo! I do a series on my YouTube where I cover multiple free itch.io games in one video, and today's video Ho-Ho-Home Invasion was the first on the list! Awesome game, well done!


Woohoo! Thanks :)


Thanks for making such a great game!


how do u make games



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Yep - we use Unity :) Here's some more insight into a part of the development process here: https://whitepotstudios.itch.io/hohohomeinvasion/devlog/204784/asked-twitter-which-camera-looked-better-ended-up-with-both-

Adam (co-founder) also answered some questions about the development in this Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/DevelEire/comments/keyrx6/was_recommended_i_post_this_h...


Present Gear Solid would be a good title. Great Game!

Will keep that in mind for next year ;)


It's awesome!

You're awesome!


Great Game!



Hello! I didnt play this personally but the one who did had to go make some deliveries so he wanted me to leave what he thought! He enjoyed it and thanks you for making it it was challenging and great training and he applauds you for making it so good! Heres the video if you want to see!

Thanks for sharing! :)


it was an such amazing and fun, cool thank you so much for making this i really enjoyed it god bless you have a nice year

Thanks so much - hope you have a lovely new year!


This game turned into a rage game for me lol 


Nice times! And well done on completing it :D Ty!

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ho- ho- ho- 🎁

どうも~ 🥰

We're working on translating the game into Japanese, hopefully we'll be able to have a localised version up before the end of the year :) https://www.localizor.com/ho-ho-home-invasion


For anyone wondering about Linux support, I've found the Windows build runs great on Lutris with all default settings.


Ciaran, thanks so much for this info!


This was super fun! Great concept and execution, love Santa with his thick-rimmed glasses!!


There is no download yet, when will there be one?

Hey there! Available now :)


The Download is avaible


I already know that it is available


it says published yet i cant download it, seems like it would be a fun game, is it just the page for when it comes out?

Yep - was just released today, available now :)


:D time to play