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5,348,674 lives lived for a total of 945,420 hours
395,936 people lived past age fifty-five
288 generations in longest family line
310 monuments completed, 1733 in progress

a multiplayer survival game of parenting
and civilization building by Jason Rohrer
2068 Player Reviews, 94% Positive



No DRM

No middle-person

Cross-platform

Open Source
  • Lifetime server account
  • All future updates
  • Full source code
  • Tech support included
Available now for $20


This game is about playing one small part in a much larger story. You only live an hour, but time and space in this game is infinite. You can only do so much in one lifetime, but the tech tree in this game will take hundreds of generations to fully explore. This game is also about family trees. Having a mother who takes care of you as a baby, and hopefully taking care of a baby yourself later in life. And your mother is another player. And your baby is another player. Building something to use in your lifetime, but inevitably realizing that, in the end, what you build is not for YOU, but for your children and all the countless others that will come after you. Proudly using your grandfather's ax, and then passing it on to your own grandchild as the end of your life nears. And looking at each life as a unique story. I was this kid born in this situation, but I eventually grew up. I built a bakery near the wheat fields. Over time, I watched my grandparents and parents grow old and die. I had some kids of my own along the way, but they are grown now... and look at my character now! She's an old woman. What a life passed by in this little hour of mine. After I die, this life will be over and gone forever. I can be born again, but I can never live this unique story again. Everything's changing. I'll be born as a different person in a different place and different time, with another unique story to experience in the next hour...


....Progress Report....
68 natural objects
(latest: Wild Horse with Lasso)
18 playable characters 1785 human-makeable objects
(latest: Dumped Crushed Palm Kernels)
91,950 lines of code




What you get
Immediately after your payment is processed, you will receive an email with an access link. You will then be able to download all of the following DRM-free distributions:
  • Windows build
  • MacOS build (10.5 and later Intel)
  • GNU/Linux build (compiled on 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04)
  • Full source code bundle (compile it yourself)
The price also includes downloads of all future updates and a lifetime account on the main game server that I am running.

The source bundle includes the editor and server software, allowing you to set up and run your own server or even leverage the engine to make your own game. See OneLife/documentation in the source bundle for instructions.

You can take a look at the system requirements.




94% Positive Reviews:
Recent Reviews:

Recommended
Tarr (1,591.5 hours on record)
Posted 32 hours ago

Area ban fixed from goofy 2000 area ban down to 200. Made things much more stable however 1h30 play time ban vs timed ban is still probably a bit much.

Recommended
fralienbeing (1.5 hours on record)
Posted 3 days ago

As of right now, I'm unable to type anything in the game, making it impossible to get past being a small child. Any bug fixes for this?

Recommended
Elle (159.4 hours on record)
Posted 4 days ago

This game is awesome! It it one of the best games I have played! Each life has a different story! Plus now people have started making church's and blessing people when their born!

Recommended
elmiste (520.3 hours on record)
Posted 4 days ago

G'LIFE YOOHOO

Recommended
Good (60.0 hours on record)
Posted 4 days ago

The hours I have spent on this game is crazy, very fun and even more fun when you figure out how to play and understand the whole concept.

Recommended
A much better game (22.2 hours on record)
Posted 4 days ago

The game is a lot better now it has a tutorial which is a massive improvement, but i feel directionless and lost when i play now, maybe it's me but i don't feel the clarity with it. It's really fun when people give you everything but i don't learn much the tutorial is a much better improvement of some form of understanding, maybe try to create some guide for the dyspraxic or find a way to help the...

Recommended
evev (414.3 hours on record)
Posted 5 days ago

lots of contents

Recommended
AriaEverhart (416.3 hours on record)
Posted 6 days ago

Checking my time :)

This game is great though

Recommended
zeki (18.1 hours on record)
Posted 6 days ago


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Top Playtime Reviews:

Recommended
Morti (1,896.2 hours on record)
Posted 10 months ago

I think my time played speaks for itself.

Recommended
Tarr (1,591.5 hours on record)
Posted 32 hours ago

Area ban fixed from goofy 2000 area ban down to 200. Made things much more stable however 1h30 play time ban vs timed ban is still probably a bit much.

Recommended
mirelli (1,409.6 hours on record)
Posted 10 months ago

It's a good game but honestly I just wanted to see how many hours I have

Recommended
AAA Pizza (1,213.5 hours on record)
Posted 2 months ago

You happy now Malleria

Recommended
shampein (1,143.2 hours on record)
Posted 9 months ago

its a fun, simple game, with a complex strategy
lot of drama, lot of bad players, lot of griefers and murderers, so will annoy you a few times but can be so fun, very original concept and jason works on it frequently, each update changes everything but its in a good direction

Recommended
demonicblack (1,059.0 hours on record)
Posted 5 months ago

piglets!!! cows!!! and dogs!!! omg im in love
420 mushroom cult 4 life!!
tbh i would like some more content updates
but my review still stands great game

Recommended
just checking (1,003.5 hours on record)
Posted 3 months ago

game is good i guess

Recommended
Xan (998.6 hours on record)
Posted 9 months ago

The big farm update is the best update so far. I love sharing stew with my family. It gives me time to spend more time with my children and makes the game not feel like such a rush. It seems the game culture has improved because of it.

Recommended
Luna (989.7 hours on record)
Posted 6 months ago

Great game to play, every life is unique! Sometimes you play with annoying children who wants to stab everyone.. but most of the times you will play with nice people who want to play the game and can learn new people things.

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6% Negative Reviews:
Recent Reviews:

Not Recommended
Sucks (7.0 hours on record)
Posted 9 days ago

This game is impossible. I have spent three hours trying to start the game. Now It is loaded but it is not allowing me to type in my assigned password. Horrible waste of money.

Not Recommended
Buck (98.0 hours on record)
Posted 14 days ago

Cannot talk or perform any form of communication. Please fix it.

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Not Recommended
LAG LAG LAG (553.0 hours on record)
Posted 8 months ago

Since we get more players in this game, the game become lag as hell. Optimization didnt not work, I found this game great but I cant play laggy as hell or can take to be disconnected because servers can handle so much ppl. I dont think it will improve, if you are thinking about buying this game, get a time machine and buy it three months ago, when it worked great. Its a shame such good game has th...

Not Recommended
F Train (443.0 hours on record)
Posted 4 months ago

Thanks Jason, thanks for the mosquitoes. With no way to combat these they make the game annoying at best and aggravating to no end end, at worst. I can no longer recommend this game. All the new players have been betrayed, is this so he can keep the numbers on the servers low?

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Update: More Emotions
March 16, 2019

https://i.imgur.com/UaorIul.gif

The past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind.

First of all, preparations for my GDC talk are complete. I'm actually giving the talk just two days from now. You can read the full description at the link below, but keep the intended audience in mind: "Anyone who isn't ready to roll over and die just yet." Hopefully, that describes you.
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Fan Art: Eve, by anobesewalrus
September 6, 2018

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User Story: The Tale of Scott Silverthorn, by MaggieMurdoch
October 30, 2018

this is a tale of one of my last lives, sometimes I live very mundane and uneventful lives but other times I find one that stays with me and makes me think about it...This was one of those lives.

I was born a baby boy to a woman named Samantha Silverthorn in a tiny settlement, as I was born my older brother Lason was visiting, my mother had six children before me and had one after me, surviving to adulthood there was only me, my big brother Lason, my big sister Freyja and and my younger sister Liza. When I was born my mother gave me a single snake skin boot.
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The thinking behind One Hour One Life
How to Deal With A Crisis of Meaning
Bonsai: the Endless Ritual | Extraordinary Rituals | Earth Unplugged
Power of the Market - The Pencil
Primitive Technology: Forge Blower
Last Day Dream
The Game Design Challenge 2011: Bigger Than Jesus Panel at GDC 2011
334 Time Life - Rock A Bye Baby - 1976




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