Marketing firm from Uppingham comes up with festive game

Jetpack Santa 2: The Rise of Dark Santa, created by Uppingham company MMT Digital. EMN-141111-103653001
Jetpack Santa 2: The Rise of Dark Santa, created by Uppingham company MMT Digital. EMN-141111-103653001

Employees at a marketing firm have designed a computer game in their spare time.

Staff at MMT Digital in Uppingham came up with Jetpack Santa last year during their weekly after-work hacking sessions.

After good feedback from colleagues they decided to try again this year and came up with a sequel, Jetpack Santa 2: The Rise of Dark Santa.

Marketing manager Robert Yardy said: “We’re not a gaming company but we’re doing it just for fun.

“Last year was a bit of a learning curve because it was our the first time we had done it.

“We only sent it out internally and people could register their scores.

“Whoever had the highest then got a prize.

“This year the game is a lot better so we decided to get it out in the wider community.”

In the game, Santa has swapped his reindeer for a jetpack. But he gets shot down by his evil twin Dark Santa, and has to collect presents and pieces of his jetpack in time for Christmas.

The game will be released on November 28 at www.mmtdigital.co.uk