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Feb 29, 2008

About The Game
One Hour One Life is a multiplayer survival simulator by Jason Rohrer in which each minute ages you a year, until your inevitable death of old age at 60. Birth to death in one real life hour. What you do in that hour is up to you, but to make it to 60 you’ll need to harvest, craft, build and most importantly collaborate.

In the world of OHOL you’re either be born to another player or spawn as an Eve and soon have another player born to you as your child. Work with other players on the persistent server to advance your tech by joining together to harness the natural environment, build up your tribe’s capabilities and pass on your knowledge before your hour is up.


OHOL is not on steam and you can buy it from the website HERE
The game is open source and by purchasing, you get access to the full source code
459 human-makeable objects are currently in the game, see

Not terrible lets play:

Jason Rohrer posted:

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...

Vetitum fucked around with this message at Mar 13, 2018 around 13:14


Sep 23, 2007

This game is actually pretty cool. The 20$ price tag is a bit much, though.

Feb 16, 2011

This doesn't seem like something I would seek out, but it's neat. I look forward to getting it on sale or in a Humble Bundle.

Aug 12, 2017

We have a channel in the SA Discord for this. Jump in and say hi. If we can get some more we will start our own server.

Feb 29, 2008

Will stop by! The pace of updates is quite good, but after playing it through multiple times now I've had the most fun when setting up my own server and slowing down the rate of hunger ticks so I can thoroughly explore the multitude of crafting options.

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