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!
Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
(197 total ratings)
AuthorCosmic Adventure Squad
GenreSimulation, Strategy
Tags2D, flash, flixel, Ludum Dare, Pixel Art, Post-apocalyptic, Unity


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Just kill all the unemployed, child and student


Spared the merchants, workers and farmers.

Shot the unemployed and students to prevent stealing. Rather immorral but after playing the first time noticed how bad stealing in this game does to your progress.


Killed everyone accept the farmers, and won with just one farmer left, the others died of illness, even though I fed them good, especially those who paid...


i got bored so i shot the last guy

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2 farmers and a worker, Lets go!

After several tries, I made it. I had two farmers and one child.


i just killed them all

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i am going to have to uninstall itch so i will see all of yo guys later i do not know when but this game has gotten me threw a lot of boring classes and i hope you all have a good day i will reply to this comment when i can but is has been a good run for me on this game see all of you guys later. and thank you iavier_leleel for talking to me and please continue the genocide Chane thank you all for the good times and i hope you make more good times and once again thank you.

i survived with 5 ppl yess


i won with 36 rations


I won by spamming the 'ration' and 'no fuck off' button.


i like the gun

hello American 

hello (pulls out gun)

hello gun

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i killed every child and unemployed im such a great person and it worked 







Random illness is lame. Farmers are the most important to keep a live, but not much you can do when random illness takes them out.

PLEASE....PLEASE tell me more of these types of games are on the way??

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i can shoot starving people

10/10 would recommend

I survived with a kiddo :o


First Time playing the game and I accidentally shot a child...Great game better than any Skyrim or Fallout Game


i wanna play it but it doesnt load



survived first try with 3 humans bois such good game B3


I killed everyone except 2 ppl and fed them for the rest of the days. I won :)

Hey everyone! I try and promote small indie games on my channel! I loved this game was a lot of fun. Though I got to say I was not very good at it.

Hope you like the video and thank you for supporting this indie game here.


i've been wanting to play this for months but it never loads :<


I failed cause all people died. But I killed them myself, with the gun!

Anyway, nice game, I will try something else in my second playthrough

Si se pudo


gunned everyone down by in my first go 10/10


I loved the game Great job on everything. I got my people down to 2 with 5 days left then on day 23 the farmer died so it left me with a solider to win the game. 

bro that one guy just pay 14 ratio :skull:

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I had accidentally whittled the population down to a sustainable solo farmer, with enough food to go around. I thought I was finally going to win a game...then, random illness death.

Next game, I semi-intentionally whittled the population down to a couple of farmers and a kid. The farmers died of illness and violence, the kid starved.

Shot every non-farmer day 1. All but one of the farmers died of illness. One of the children came back to life, then died of illness. Amazingly, the last farmer survived (even though it was boring to keep him alive).

Frustrating. The only way you have any chance of survival is killing the non-farmers (or letting them die), and even then you can be screwed over by random deaths.


My best: I give all ration on first day, and kill stealers to see which ones worth saving. First end of the day, I check how many farmers I got then next day all farmers must survive. 

This game is really unfair.

i killed 21 people by the 5th day


I love this game, I never get bored of it <3


why is it not working for me


The only sustainable strategy appears to be getting rid of anyone who is rude(they will steal no matter what you do unless you dead them) and prioritizing farmers, as the inflation of prices means that creds become near useless by the end but rations produced will always feed one person.


"The children, the old, the students, everyone ! they're all dead, by my own hands ! except you, you looked like a nice guy." -me on my 2nd playthrough

guys i broke the game. just kill off all but two workers and wait it out til day 25!

Better to just keep all farmers alive. I did this AND had enough food, but the random illness death risk lead to them all dying despite being well fed. Pretty broken.

wow... just 2 people... and i produce 2 rations and they keep going 1 line each day... kinda easy :D

Only works if you do not get screwed over by random illnesses that affect even young well fed citizens. Pretty unfair.


I survived with 5 people, honestly I think i get too emotionally attached when playing games bcause i never killed anyone, and i cried whenever i saw someone had died of illness (since no one died of other causes lol, I guess thats good!).


kill the old leave the young

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