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

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.

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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Big oof


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


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.

Survived with 4 people and 82 rations


i shot everyone as if i were in a school



Survived with 3 people lol

Good Game


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


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


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

9/10 has a little something for everyone


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?


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



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.


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



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


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


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?


        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.


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


Papers, Please inspiration?


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


cool game. I survived with 2 people lol!


i shot everyone... awesome!

Tomorrow I'm gonna make a YouTube video on this amazing game.


It's not working for me, even though I have flash. Is it on any other website?

it wasnt working for me either. what you have to do is go to your settings and allow flash for this website from there. hope that helped :p

n i c e


Cant seem to run even with flash. Im fully up to date.

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I'm glad to see that this game is still around, after all it was the first one of Vu Ha, Rose Peng and Johan Soriao that I played and recommended on our blog! :) I'm a sucker for "Papers, Please!"-like games anyway, so that one was a blast for me. In its shortness it managed to create some dramatical decisions that had to be made. It's great that it got the 35th place in the whole Ludum Dare 28, a well deserved score! :) Congratulations to that. For potentially interested players I added our gameplay video about it. <3 Keep it up!

Best wishes,

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