Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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One Room Full of Presents

by zhur - Compo Entry


* Added Mac and Linux ports
* Fixed player collision when pushing boxes
* Mute music state is now persistent across levels
* Enabled scalable graphics performance and reduced textures size to support slower machines


Hi all!

This is both my first try in Ludum Dare and Unreal Engine 4.

For the first try I've decided to make something simple. During these 48 hours I've learned a ton of stuff about UE4, Blender, Krita and LMMS. Although all the learning took a lot of hours, so the game is not very big (only 4 levels).

I'm bad at any form of art, so bad graphics and awful music is included :D
(there is a mute button for music, just in case)

That was my first music track. Yeah, it's bad :D
I'll try to make something better next time.

Cheers and thanks for checking out my first LD game!


Tools used:

Unreal Engine 4.14.0, moved to 4.14.1
Visual Studio Community 2015
Blender 2.78a
GIMP 2.8.18
LMMS 1.1.3



Dropbox -

Github -


One Room Full of Presents

Run LD37OneRoom.exe, or


F11, Alt+Enter = Full screen
W, A, S, D or Up, Down, Left, Right = Move
Space or J near box = Grab the box
Move + J or Space = Move the box

In bottom left corner - music mute button

Downloads and Links




cyfixus says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:42am

Neat game. I really love your graphics. I'm not sure if its my computer, I'll find out soon as I test more games, but it was very difficult, lag wise, for me to play.

JK5000 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:56am

The idea is fun. The graphics and music is super great. Okay the game is a bit buggy, but not too bad. It might be a good idea to include a button to restart the levels. But overall well done.

victorcrafty says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:14pm

Pretty graphic.I love it

victorcrafty says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:35pm

Pretty graphic. I love your game.

AlmightyTuna says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:00pm

Solid submission for your first try. The graphics are excellent and the gameplay is solid. The looping of the music got quite annoying after a while

mmason says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:32pm

the music is kind of repetetive (I know I could mute it). The game is a little sluggish, but overall not bad, reminds me of old block pushing games.

Nice Christmas touch.

zhur says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:07pm

Hey all! Thanks for the comments.

Sorry, that was my first music track. Yeah, it's bad :D

IDK about lags, probably UE4 is too heavy for some PCs.
I've tried to not make too complex materials though.

Is there any way of replying to individual comments?

zhur says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:07pm

@zhur #zhur test

Zerochain says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:39pm

good christmas game for christmas :)

Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:48pm

Cute graphics and good execution of the concept.
The music did get little annoying after a while.

karln says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:02pm

I like how level 3 teaches you that you can drag boxes sideways by giving you a very simple setup with no other solutions.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:40pm

Hey Guy,
I liked your art style and the mood.
Please go ahead and check my game (LocusLudi) nad check my Youtube (Acuadoy Studios) cause ill redo
my whole game and then you'll get all the links to updated versions of my game!

PickleCrew says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:41pm

Really cute graphics, I love the Christmas theme and music. Was fun pushing and pulling the gifts around

Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:43pm

A nice first entry, good job!

PlugRobots says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 10:30am

Nice christmas theme) But seems like Unreal4 "eats" lot of resources even for simple games. Graphics are cool.

zhur says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 3:16pm

@PlugRobots Thanks! Yeah, it was built with some pretty high graphics settings. Since it's my first UE4 project ever I didn't know anything about UE4's performance tuning during the time of LD. In my next LD game I'll make a nice settings screen.

Anti says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 4:19pm

Nice graphics and a fun idea. The game itself is a bit buggy and you do get a bit tired of the music loop but it was still very fun to play. The puzzles were not impossible to complete and it was fun solving them.

nekoballs says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 9:36pm

Simple, pretty and fun! Doesn't lag on my end. A reset button would be nice.

Greemax says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 11:41pm

Nice Graphics, a little buggy but not bad. The music is cool. Nice Puzzle game.

Dec 20, 2016 @ 11:49pm

The holiday is in 3 days, so I like the touch. The graphics, animations and all the visuals are stunning; I wish I could give you more than 5 stars in this category.

Gameplay is quite buggy, however. High load and a 200 MiB download are not great, but I don't judge you for using UE4. Add some levels, make moving the boxes more fluid, change audio (please) and add a restart button, and it will be a gem.

raconteurnick says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 2:42pm

As I played this, I felt a strange sensation in my face. Within seconds, a large white beard had emerged. Confused, I pressed onward. After successfully passing the first level, a jolly roar erupted from my vocal chords: "HO HO HO!" Again, I wrote it off, thinking nothing of it. As I progressed further, I suddenly noticed that a sleigh was beneath me, I was 10,000 feet in the air, and I had a bag of presents behind me.

I am now Santa. Thank you for this experience.

Troll-y comment aside, great visuals, fun premise! Movement felt far too sensitive and the goal was not initially understandable to me, but I eventually figured it out. Would love to see it fleshed out.

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