"It's under control" is a physics-based game about dealing with life (and failing)


Decide what you want to do and place it on the bar. Careful, if you get greedy and place too much you'll end up with nothing.

You start the game with three options (eat, sleep and work) but you'll come across others later. Experimenting is part of the game.

Made for Ludum Dare 43  (Sacrifices must be made) by one person in about 24h


F is fullscreen, R is quickreset and M is mute.

(if you start the game and can't see any text press R or reload the game, this should be a rare issue)


I wanted to join this Ludum Dare but I wanted to take things easy, so I decided to something in about 24 hours. My take on the theme was how we can't just do everything in life, we must choose and sacrifice some options. I represented this struggle through a physics puzzle where you decide what you want to do.

There is no winning or losing, you can avoid ending your game by sticking to a simple life, that's your choice. Play the game, do whatever feels right and maybe think about this struggle.

Even though the concept wasn't super complex, testing ended up being way harder than I anticipated, so it's less polished than most of my games (plus I didn't have time to do some decent audio or art). Enjoy!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(48 total ratings)
Made withConstruct
TagsLife Simulation, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 43, Physics, resource, Slice Of Life
Average sessionA few seconds
LinksLudum Dare


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UnderControl(win64).zip 58 MB
UnderControl(osx64).zip 87 MB
under_control_source.capx 540 kB


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would be nice if we could work on an issue a month...

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I lost on month eight


I made it to month seven with no problems then everything fell apart.

After playing for 5 minutes I realize that I suck at life so much lol


Same here


I wish my life was this balanced... 

I'm obssessed with this game! I got it all 10 itens multiple times, but eventually I do it too fast and miss it lol... is it only 10 different itens maximum? Or is there more?


I think 10 was the maximum. I'm afraid this was a small game made during a jam.

it's still amazing <3

Brilliant concept and execution. Nicely done!