During a Ludum Dare, developers from around the world spend a weekend (48 hours) creating games based on a theme suggested by the community. Ludum Dare events take place every April, August and December. (Description from the official website)

Selected theme for the Ludum Dare 23 was “Tiny World“.
Event took place onΒ April 20th-23rd, 2012

Life in Jar was my second Ludum Dare game that I have ever created. Your task is to take care of tiny alien community, that crash-landed in an empty glass jar. You need to assign tasks, manage resources, upgrade your buildings and gather enough materials to build a new space ship.

Gameplay Video

Gameplay can be a little bit slow and it could use resource rebalance.

Final rating (out of 330 submitted games in the Jam category)
You can check out the official entry and comments on the ludum dare website.

Theme(Jam): #18
Overall(Jam): #36
Graphics(Jam): #45
Mood(Jam): #57
Fun(Jam): #81
Audio(Jam): #102
Innovation(Jam): #103
Humor(Jam): #122

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