Dec 16 2010Another Christmas, Another Game You Can Play Using Programmed Christmas Lights Stapled To The Garage Door Of Your House


Remember last year's 'Christmas Lights Hero' game? Well the same maker of that game developed a different one this year, entitled 'Snowball Blaster'. Which, unlike 'Snowbank Melter', isn't played with your penis. You do get to sit in one of those little rides from outside the grocery store though!

The Christmas Light video game - Snowball Blaster! Hop in Santa's electric training sled and grab the game controller for an adventure in snowball dodging. Press the left button to move left and the right to move right. Make it past all the snowballs for a big light show!

Snowball Blaster has 128 channels of Light-o-rama controlled by a PC. The game logic is running on a Basic Stamp which accepts inputs from the player switches and controls the Red Arrows with solid state relays.

The game is designed around the limitation of having very few positions to light up. The timing of when they light up is more versatile, so that's where the game lives. It's easy to learn, starts easy and gets harder pretty quick. The audio is broadcast on FM so people watching in cars get a good show too.

I can't even fathom being able to create a game like this from scratch. Of course I can't even make sugar cookies from scratch, and they're supposed to be simple. DAMMIT COOKIES, WHY YOU ALWAYS SETTIN' MY KITCHEN ON FIRE?!

Hit the jump for an impressive demo.


Thanks to Jonathan, who once used a string of Christmas lights to lasso a reindeer and strand Santa on his roof for over an hour. ZOMG, PLEASE TELL ME YOU GOT HIS PRESENT SACK!

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Reader Comments

Haha, nice.

for shelbon, i declare that this post needs more gay sex

scott needs more gay sex.... this music would perfectly too

I could beat his score with my eyes closed.

genmar, what else can you beat with your eyes closed?

can you do one in each hand?


i think scott would like a snowball

surprisingly, no

but i do like to make snow angels

with you


I imgaine that this took way more than it's worth considering how boring it must be.

This is why i hate xmas.

This is why I hate fgsfds.

This is why I hate the universe.

Oh you guys....

This is why I hate spam.


I seriously live next to this guy, that's my honda there. It is so god damn annoying at night.

Oh my god I laughed until i cried he looks like a excited little kid at christmas and the movement up and down oh man. Games pretty shit too which is even more funnier. Guess he don't have a wife/girlfriend or time he spent putting this insanity together he could have been doing her. I don't envy his electric bill. This is a man who clearly needs help.

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