#1 RPG in 12 countries so far for iPhone, and in 7 countries for iPad!

This is the unofficial expanded version of Jason Rohrer's desktop game "One Hour One Life", adapted for iOS. We have added additional play modes as well as changes to make it play better on touchscreens. We are independent developers and the mobile game world resides on our servers.

If you have played the original game, you will recognize Jason's cute and quirky graphics and sounds, as well as the wonderful premise: rebuilding civilization from scratch, together with other players and across countless generations.

You are born either as a baby to one of the other players, or as a young woman if no suitable mother is found. Every minute of real time is one year in the game and your maximum age is 60 years. A single life is limited, but the things you make during your lifetime are left for your children and grandchildren once you are gone. Try to make life a little bit easier for those who come after you, so your family line will have a chance to prosper for generations to come.

Sometimes you will spawn alone in the wilderness. You need to build a fire to stay warm and trap rabbits to get meat and furs for clothes. A sharp stone may be your best friend in the beginning. Try to find a good spot to settle and grow some food, because other players may soon arrive as your children, and will need to be taken care of until they are grown enough to help you.

Sometimes you will be born in a sprawling city, with farmers, cooks, blacksmiths, shepherds and hunters. There will be clothes and equipment ready for you, prepared by players who may be your grandparents or distant relatives. Maybe you will gather some friends and set out to start a settlement of your own, maybe you will inherit a farm job from your uncle, or maybe you will slay bears and wolves. The choices are endless, but remember: unless you leave the world better after you have lived than when you arrived, you have not really achieved anything.

Every life you play will put you in contact with new players. Some are more experienced than you, some are less. Some will teach you and some will learn from you. Some may even be disruptive to the civilization you are building, and will need to be dealt with accordingly. It will be up to you and your fellow players to shape the world for a brief moment in time, before the following generations take over.

After your game life is over, you can look at your family tree and see how your descendants are doing. You can take pride in each of your younger relatives who survives into adulthood and in each new generation that follows you, knowing that you helped make it happen.

In the 1.7.0 release we added the Family Ties IAP, which adds observer mode and family chronicles. It is completely optional and is not required to play the game.

What’s New

Version 1.8.2

- Removed Christmas theme
- A new look for the main screen and some of the buttons
- Fixed bug with Eve positions (see forum for details)

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
196 Ratings
196 Ratings
chrisj17272772 ,

Buy the Desktop version

This is a phenomenal game, so phenomenal that you will quickly want to buy the desktop version, which is 20$. Me and 2 of my friends did just that and now this feels like a waste of 5$. The full game is definitely worth 25$ but still. There are no content differences between mobile and desktop but as good as the controls on here are they can never compare to the ease of a mouse, also the desktop version has a larger player base so you can be a part of more advanced civilizations more often, AND afaik you can only spawn with your friends on the desktop version with twin and triplet codes.

Actual review: beautiful graphics, infinitely replayable, steep learning curve because of how deep the crafting system is, a coop dynamic like I’ve never experienced before - you really need to rely on others and they rely on you to survive and thrive really different than any multiplayer game I’ve ever played. It’s very fun and I highly recommend it. This game could be described like a less-casual Minecraft with a much deeper multiplayer coop aspect.

Giant Reaver ,

You will only regret not buying this game. Forget the money. Thing makes you forget to eat...wait

The only reason why anyone wouldn’t want to play this (other than not being a gamer) is if you hate learning curves or hard survival games. BUUUT Other than that... THIS GAME LITERALLY HAS EVERYTHING YOU COULD ASK FOR!!! New updates constantly coming to you every week, meeting friendly people to enjoy the game with, meeting foes to fight. Always having a meaningful task within your village.... And most importantly, all of your hard work goes towards the next generation, whether they use your work for good or evil. You still did a good thing by giving them more opportunities for them to commit to whatever they please to commit to. (Like stabbing people or cooking stew, whatever it is they want to do, you could have provided the means of doing so, in your previous life.) THANKS FOR COMING UP WITH THIS GAME AND COMMITTING TO IT JASON!!!! ;D

Gerath ,

Great Game, Worth the $5

I’ve been playing this game nonstop for the past 24 hours and have had an absolute blast of a time. As with all games there will be a draw back and that would have to be in how small of taps you need to make in order to craft, it does take some time to get the hang of. Tapping that 5 pixel seed on the ground with our chubby gamer man fingers. But if you can push past that then I find this game amazing. It writes its own stories, it builds its own drama and from a 2D indie game into a Tragedy Story telling game that will connect with you on a personal level in almost every life. Only other complaint I have is that I didn’t know how to get the hand cart out of my hand and ended up starving to death cause I couldn’t eat berries with it in my hand. Anyway 10/10 game. Worth more


Wereviz AB
262.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2018 Wereviz AB
In-App Purchases
  1. Family Ties Add-on $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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