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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Shit Happens

by vrojman - Jam Entry

Control a toilet clerk and offer your services to the customers in exchange for tips. You must replenish the toilet paper and unclog the WCs. If there are 4 or more WCs either clogged or with no toilet paper, you will lose your job.

Try your best to fulfill the customer's needs!

Good luck :)

* We haven't had enough time to fix all bugs in time, but we will do so in the next few days. Follow the updates here at the LD website and at

Game developed by Sandclock Studio and Vicky Khon


*EDIT: We've decided to port the game to Unity to be able to develop it further with fewer unnecessary headaches. This is beyond LD scope, so it would be unfair to consider it part of it, but since we've got some really nice feedback (gazillion thanks to everyone :D), we want all of you to play the game and get the best experience out of it!

We will be uploading the fully playable version to

Play long and prosper!

Downloads and Links




mrwillowb says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:41am

Didn't appreciate the name of this game, surely you could have thought of a better title?

Khud0 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:04pm

I touched the men and got this error:

I wish I could explore the full potential of the game!

Mark Ffrench says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:37pm

Darn, I'm getting the same error as Khud0... I liked the music, opened it up outside of the game to give it a listen :)

Hovester says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:38pm

The game crashed 2 times in 5 minutes :(
Nice Graphics :)

nikitapash says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:42pm

The idea is very weird

codeck says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:44pm

I'm programmer for sandclockStudios. Sorry for the crashes in our version the game doesn't crash. We are trying our best to try to fix this error and upload a version that doesn't crash. Sorry :(

codeck says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:46pm

We made the entire engine in c++ in 72 hours. And we are trying to deal with the decision xD In a few hours the game will be reuploaded with som bug fixes.

Darkhaul says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:01pm

A bit buggy with several crashes and glitches. The idea was nice but not excecuted brilliantly. With development could be cool :)

rainssong says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:01pm

stuck on load

hnzlmnn says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:10pm

Game crashes if you walk over a "customer".

Dagorlad says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:15pm

Wierd idea, but interesting in some way. It needs some less crashing

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:24pm

Nice concept and cool graphics

Cole Chittim says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:33pm

Really enjoyed the idea. This is a very different take on the theme and I thought it was great. Would've loved to play it more but it seemed to crash after about 20 seconds each time. However,considering you made this engine in 72 hours along with the game, I'd say the crashes are pretty acceptable and expected. Great job!

vrojman says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:06pm

We fixed main crashes so now you can play. There are still problems with the IA, but hopefully we will fix in the next hours. Sorry for everything :(

Hamichi Lim says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:08pm

Bug is the main problem for now

slizer says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:27pm

Oh nice! the concept is funny and the graphics are cool! It's a little bugged, but playable. I enjoyed it :)

Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:57pm

I liked the look and what I saw so far but couldn't rate it because it kept crashing on me.

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Assertion failed!

Program: ...a\Local\Temp\Rar$EXa0.838\Release\Shit happens.exe
File: c:\users\codeck\desktop\nueva carpeta\nu...\p2DynArray.h
Line: 57

Expression: index < num_elements

For information on how your program can cause an assertion
failure, see the Visual C++ documentation on asserts

(Press Retry to debug the application - JIT must be enabled)

vrojman says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:11pm

@stupidmindlessf The current version uploaded is tested in different computers and this crash is not happening anymore. Try to clean the cache of the browser and download again :3

Karatorian says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:31pm

The "web" link doesn't actually point at a web version of the game (as far as I can tell), which it is supposed to.

Michalidis says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:36pm

Can't even get past the first level because the last guy does not want to moonwalk out of the bathroom :(
Anyway I like how the people just teabag the toilet :D :D What a take on the "One Room" theme :D

Nonakesh says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:42pm

It may literally be toilet humor, but I think the basic idea was kind of funny. I just wish the game was less buggy. Well, at least now you know why probably everybody else used a game engine instead. It's just a lot easier and more efficient. Kudos for trying though!

dobnarr says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:44pm

Cool music. Hard to figure out the controls, but eventually I got it. I never seemed to earn much money - I'd get a few points, but then they'd rapidly sink to zero even though everybody had TP and was unplugged. It glitched on me a couple times too, as others have said. The art was neat, and the background music very cooo.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:58pm

This was a very interesting concept - unfortunately one of the men got stuck leaving the stall and I wasn't able to progress further in the game.

Having made my own game engine in C++ previously, I completely understand how fickle they can be, so don't be too hard on yourselves for the bugs. :)

Pepejson says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:02pm

Good game, however there was a bug with toilet and I couldnt clean it and lost my tip, well, shit happens.

slimabob says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:31pm

Very interesting concept, but I ran into an issue where the men would get stuck and just walk in place.

andyman404 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:11am

Great job on the game. It ran fine for me in Windows 10 for the most part; one customer did get stuck outside of a stall, but the other customers were able to keep going. Well done.

jramell says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:59am

Not a bad game, but it feels incomplete. I suggest having the default selected button in the main menu be "start" instead of "exit"; Selecting buttons in the main menu feels kind of laggy.

Also, I played for a few minutes and only saw one type of NPC. Not sure if that is a bug. However, it's not a bad game overall.

TomBoogaart says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:08pm

sic kgame

Kalm004 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:25pm

The concept is cool. The gameplay is too slow for me and the game have some bugs. I like the animation when you use the plumber.

Skruffye says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:26pm

I honestly never thought that watching balding, middle aged men aggressively going to the toilet could be so entertaining.

Pretty great game, minus some of the bugs (the cubicle of doom ate most of my customers and I spent way too much time plunging the floor into submission) and I thought that the score went down a bit too quickly each time a toilet needed plunging.

Not sure if there's an end goal, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself playing this--great job! :)

Iak says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:37pm

yeeaah, glitched myself out of the game... ..can't "x" out either, but ESC works... also, control descriptions would haev been nice

frankuko says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:48pm

Good game. i liked the art and the idea is very fun. GG =D

GoofStudios says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:40pm

Was an interesting game. Quite a few bugs that I ran into such as people getting stuck and what not, but hey, shit happens I guess.

bigbuggames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:08pm

Quite funny game. I really liked the theme and ambientation! Keep it up! It could be a good idea for a future retail game!

Almax27 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:22pm

Cool game, a little unstable though :(

vg_iba says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:47pm

That was a good use of the theme, but there we're a few bugs. Fixing that it can be a good game.

Saiodin says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:51am

Neat graphics and audio. The gameplay seemed to be very slow tho, often I had waiting times where I would just stand around. At the beginning one of the game I had one NPC getting stuck on a door for the rest of the game. The man with the blue shirt was also the only NPC appearing for minutes.

Stylo21 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:52am

Very buggy, but cool concept.

tylerraz says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:55pm

Funny idea. Keep at it.

akai_0okami says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:46pm

Nice graphics. Game is a bit buggy though, had customers getting stuck in stall doors and the game window wouldn't close when I clicked on 'x', had to press Escape to exit.

panurge says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:56pm

Nice little panic game. I liked the visuals, chilled soundtrack and general concept. The plunger animation was especially nice. :)

Unfortunately there still seem to be quite a few bugs. I found my character hopping about the screen a bit on certain animations until he finally got stuck at the left-hand side and I couldn't get him back. Great fun while it lasted though!

freyby says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:46pm

Music is top-tier, graphics looks nice, but there too many bugs, like people leaving the toilet by moonwalking (I dunno why but i laught so hard :D), or two people getting in one toilet at the same time. But besides that it's a pretty good game.

DOXM says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 9:56am

I like the graphics and the soundtrack. Cool game!

Dec 18, 2016 @ 7:33pm

Hey, I liked your game it was actually fun.
You can improve the audio and the graphics at some point but overall not bad!
And please go and try out my game!

GoofStudios says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 9:45pm

Pretty sure this game gave me a trojan. Can't be positive, but windows defender detected one as soon as I ran this, be careful.

Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:50am

It's not a trojan. Please read the description. This game is made with c++ with an own engine Which means that the software is ours. NOT LICENSED. So windows detected the exe as an external source. The antivirus analyze it but it's not corrupted or will damage your computer.
So please stop saying things like that, because you are hurting the game with no reason, only because you don't know some kind of things.
I hope i clarify everithing :)

Palarus says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 5:07pm

I liked a lot! Nice touch of humor. Also I appreciate to see games make from custom Engines, for my that's a plus. Also the art is quiet good. Good work!

Coomzy says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 9:28pm

Nice graphics and the music was kinda relaxing, not much to say for the gameplay buggy. Although making all of this from scratch (no engine) in the time is pretty impressive.

PolygonTeam says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 10:16pm

can't play. error. art on screenshots nice!

Green Soda says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 1:56am

Great take on a Management game! It's funny and the concept is awesome :))
Had fun playing

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