Your job is to pass out rations in a war-torn country, with hardly enough to go around. You must tell the survivors "you only get one".

Who do you decide to feed? Do you want the soldiers to stay alive to protect the common folk? Do you save the women and children, the aged, the unemployed? Will you take bribes, or succumb to violence?

Their fates are in your hands.

Initially created in 72 hours for Ludum Dare 28. The theme was "You Only Get One". We placed:

#3 Theme
#35 Overall
#43 Mood

Instructions
Click the ration to hand it to the current survivor in line, click the X card to deny a ration, or click the gun to eliminate.

Survive for 25 days.



Credits
Vu Ha - Code
Rose Peng - Art
Johan Soriao - Audio

Update 1/25/2021

  • Originally built using Flash back in Dec. 2013, Rations Please recently became unplayable since Flash is no longer supported. Due to popular demand,  we've decided to port the game from Flash to Unity so that it can continue being played in browser. Thanks for playing our game!

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Children remaining: 0

Compelling concept.

I found that the best strategy is to kill everyone in line at first and give rations to whoever is left. It's better than 0 and 1

I kIlledD ChILD WHEey

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Very profound and thought provoking. Poses interesting ethical questions. Got a bit repetitive when most of the pop died on my first playthrough, though. Overall, a great game.

a quick guide on the peoples jobs and age (and what dialogue means what)

Jobs

farmers- produces the rations 

soldiers- help prevent people dying from violence 

workers- gives credit 

merchant- usually gives more credit then the workers BUT is very dependent on the population 

unemployed, student, and children- don't appear to do much 

Age 

It seems that the elderly are more likely to die of illness. other than that there doesn't appear to be any other significance

dialog

if they mumble, mutter, yell, demand, or threaten- either credits or rations will be stolen 

If they state they're hungry, starving, or "can't go on much longer"- they will most likely die due to starvation 

any other dialog means that they will most likely not do anything and will probably survive another day without rations


hope this helps you all and if I got anything wrong please do tell me and I'll correct it ^v^

Big oof

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with the death of flash theres so many games i'll never get to play :(

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Me : want try the game                        PC : you know flash player is dead

Me : F

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i killed all then made a child stave for 25 days 

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I've implemented a new strategy:  Kill all but 1.  Give the 1 the ration for the next 25 days. 


Edit:  To prevent guilt don't even look at them.  Just press the gun button.


Edit:  Make sure they don't die though.

I shot everyone except for a farmer,(P.S. All young people, but no children.) a merchant, a worker, and a soilderl.

They can also die of illness... don't keep people who are older alive, they get illness quickly, and the children should die too. 

You know, now that I read this, it sounds really messed up '-w- 

Survived with 4 people and 82 rations

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i shot everyone as if i were in a school

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Uhhhh.....

Survived with 3 people lol

Good Game

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I love this game...i just wish there was a downloadable version.

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Not the best game but it is good for making time pass

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this game is so easy. you just kill everyone and hoard the rations for yourself

9/10 has a little something for everyone

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exactly what i did 

Hey there! Nice game! I'm in <3 with the graphics!

I have this weird glitch where when i try to start a new game it just continues from day 26 and so on and it says (no one came in line today) and then ends the day.

just delete the tab and reopen

I like this game. Was it inspired by Papers, Please?

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I killed everyone except one guy and I gave him all the rations and I survived :D

same

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I made it with two people, Randy the child and Lorene the farmer, but the game says the population was 1. Also, trying to replay just continues on from the end of the game. Might want to consider fixing that.

I survived with 2 people and they didn't show up in the pop list so i'll assume they were babies

OK, now the game is moving towards Day 26... that's just ugh

Made it with 5 people. Great game.

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Used notes on my phone to keep track of who robbed me and shot them next time I saw them 

same

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The first person I killed was this little girl who stole from me she was the first person in the line on my first day

i survived with 15 people 

But this guy named Zachary kept trying to pay me for more 

you should have shot him

I killed everyone and left one man, and went on like that

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at first i gave a ration to everyone not realizing that i wasn't getting 25 every day


the second time i tried to remember names and one gave meals to people who were starving and shot anyone who was rude and demanded a ration or previously stole one, haha

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i survived all the 25 days with only one merchant 

i shot everyone

yay

I am using Microsoft Edge, I have Adobe Flash enabled and other flash games work but this doesn't. Please fix this!

Cool game, though why do so many people die on the first day?

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        To enable flash on Google Chrome:

1) Click the i on the left of the url address.

2) Click Site Settings

3) Click Flash.

4) Always allow it.

NP.

lul until u  realize your computer doesn't have the info button thing cause its jack shit

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Papers, Please inspiration?

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I can't play it keeps saying activate 'adobe' even though I already have downloaded the latest version

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cool game. I survived with 2 people lol!

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