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Life and Debt was released on Steam on February 28th, 2018. Check it out here:




Life and Debt is a game created during Ludum Dare 40 with the theme: "The More You Have, The Worse It Is". It was created for the Jam portion which gives the creators 72 hours.


v. 0.0.6

BUGFIX: Fixed spacing of placed objects to no longer overlap awkwardly.

BUGFIX: Some grammar fixes.

BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where financing an item would change the cost to $0 when one month was left.

BUGFIX: Pay down debt button now updates as it was intended to when applicable.

BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where late bills compiled interest every day instead of once.

BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where item counts did not update if multiples of the same item exists that month.

- Changed losing scenario to $500,000 debt

- Alerts now stay blinking within 7 days of being due.

- Moved ceiling light into view.

- All objects now sit in front of paintings on the wall.

- Added scratch off lottery tickets that require Cash only.

- You now can get promoted!

v. 0.0.3

BUGFIX: Fixed a bug that caused player's sort order of body parts to appear out of order.
BUGFIX: Fixed a bug that caused the cash to be deducted incorrectly when paying off a financed item.
- Larger life events moved to "One-Time" instances.
- Increased in game speed from 3 seconds per day to 2.5 seconds per day.
- Added a pay in full button to all financed items
- Now a chance to lose any job.
- Changed the shop screen for more clarity.
- Changed the newspaper classifieds screen for more clarity.
- Changing jobs no longer keeps your last pay cycle.
- A few other small improvements and fixes


Josh Krassenstein - Programming, Art

Molly Krassenstein - Art, QA

SFX provided by Freesound.org

Music provided by Artists on Newgrounds.com:

- EternalSushi - Megalovania Elevator Jazz Version

- Father-of-Death - Happy Elevator Music

In-Game Life Event Contributors:

- unomaestro, KotieYT, Timberlands, Snip_Man, taylourgirl, KyleTheScientist, CrudeCastle, Patrickrmc, Meowmeowmaw, kostaxr, WraithGames_, Censored_play, greggerzman

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
PublisherStatic City Games
Made withUnity, Audacity, Pyxel Edit
Tags2D, Comedy, Life Simulation, Ludum Dare 40, Pixel Art
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesGerman, English
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksLudum Dare


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

LD40 - LifeAndDebt_0-0-6_Windows.zip 21 MB
LD40 - LifeAndDebt_0-0-6_MacOS.zip 22 MB
LD40 - LifeAndDebt_0-0-6_Linux.zip 23 MB