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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Christmas Stack!

by Geck0 - Jam Entry

Hello again guys!

This game is about a gnome of Santa Claus who works handling presents for the magical shipment. You have to make groups or lines of presents to complete shipments. Be careful with the fallen boxes on your head!!


Move (left/right) --- A,D / Left Stick (xbox like controller)
Jump --- W,SPACE / A Button (xbox like controller)
Pause --- ESC,P / Start Button (xbox like controller) **

** Sorry, you need mouse to use the menu -.-U, it was a last hours bug

Things that were in "TO DO" list but it had no time to implement:

- Level details like textures, other working gnomes in the room, gift boxes around the room, Xmas lights, ..
- Combo system
- Random boxes at start
- Fix some known bugs
- Improve UI
- Add immovable presents
- Implement the jump animation -.-
- Tutorial

Design,Programming and Modeling by Geck0

Thanks for playing!! Merry Christmas!

Downloads and Links




mmason says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:38pm

This game isn't bad, but it's lacking some polish. It is super easy to get stuck especially because you can only jump one block high. the dropper are is also far to fast to allow you and time to strategically move boxes meaning that the entire game is just not dying.

jeroenwimmers says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:51pm

Downloading takes a really long time for me:(

pyokoanarogue says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:30am

I love the festive vibe, I haven't realized the holidays were upon us until i played this . thanks . cool (snickers) game !

Decentsauce says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:01am

Like the presents and character. :) Game could be a bit more responsive though. Feels like you're already dead when you see a package falling on your location. File size is a bit weird how it's so huge.

JK5000 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:41am

The idea is great, but it is a bit hard to play. I would have like a possibility to lift and move the presents. But the christmas atmosphere in the is super great. So overall well done.

GoofStudios says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:05pm

This is an okay game, I like the concept behind it. If you put a little more time into it I'm sure it'd be great.

Kalm004 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:55pm

It's a good idea, maybe the gameplay needs more mechanics to works fine.

Shivur says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:58pm

It's a very good concept. Now the gifts falls way too quikly since it aims to have a puzzle aspect. Just trying to go to a gift you want to move and already there's two more gifts that changes your plans. Just adjusting this little parameter will make this game almost perfect.

TriSquare says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:43pm

I got stuck way to often, but other than that I think this is a clever concept and festive too!

Dev Dennis says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:16pm

Great Art, gameplay could use some work.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:47pm

This was quite a fun game concept but I do think that it is probably too fast to play strategically and instead you can only try and prevent blocks from getting trapped. It would be a lot of fun if the elf could carry gifts and move blocks that were under other presents :)

Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:34pm

This remembered me a game I played when I was a child. It's a quite fast and sometimes it's very dificult to avoid those falling christmas presents. But I liked it!

Ednei says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:52am

good job on artwork, just increase gameplay to make it more fun

NUEBO MUNDO says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:20pm

The classic gameplay works well, but maybe some extra twists like immovable presents (like you said in the to-do list) will make the game more appealing to play.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 9:58pm

this was a pretty fun and festive game. nice game.

akai_0okami says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 12:46am

Nice concept but gameplay needs some polish. Presents fall too fast and you can get stuck easily.

schizoid2k says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 3:55pm

After an incredibly long download, I extracted and played this. I must say that I did enjoy it... audio and graphics were great. With a little work, I think it can be improved to allow you to move some of the presents to better positions... sometimes they drop and cannot be moved.

Dec 21, 2016 @ 5:34pm

Nice concept and really funny little game. The music change was unexpected, I loved it !!! Graphics are also really good ! Great job !

My high score is something like 526.

Dec 22, 2016 @ 4:41am

Nice little game. Game gets a little difficult because you have to rely so heavily on random chance. I think it would be really cool if you added a Super Mario Bros 2 style lifting and carrying mechanic for the presents.

Clemzd says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 6:00pm

The game is quite hard but really funny. I like when the heavy music start to play, it makes me laugh. Maybe, the present should take more time to drop.

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 9:49pm

jungle bells jungle bells very good))

carlotes247 says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 2:07am

Nice tetris clone, but is hard to control the moving of the cubes. But for a jam entry, is very very nice, congrats! :)

siryakko says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 2:41pm

Nice idea, the control are a bit picky sometimes, but the concept and the overall is good. Liked it

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