Spacebar  was made for the Ready Player 42 within five days, with the theme "Addictive Game". 

- Use the mouse to hire new aliens by clicking on the button
- Move the manager around with WASD or โ†‘ โ† โ†“  โ†’
- Motivate your employees with 'SPACE'!

- 'F' for fullscreen.

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Have you ever wanted to run your very own space canteen? Yell at.. *cough*, encourage you workers to work more efficiently? Today's your lucky day! With Spacebar you can do all of those things, today! Manage your canteen through increasingly difficult situations. your success is in your hands!

Hire Employees to run your SpaceBar!

That Radio sure is loud, I wonder what happens if you click on it?  ๐Ÿ‘€

Why should you support the game? This game is a submission for a contest, the ReadyPlayer42 Game jam. The objective is to develop and market a game within 5 days. One of the prizes is going to go to the team with the best-selling game, so even the smallest donation could have a HUGE immediate impact on this game's development. If you like the concept and would like to see this game fully developed, consider dropping a donation! (The button is just up there!)

All this being said, we still left the game available for free because we care about knowing what everyone thinks about it, if you liked the concept please share it with whoever you think could be interested by this idea!


- Art -

    Larissa (@mewmewdevart)

- Programming -

    Etienne (@wendrul)

    Sebastian (@SebastianMerelo)

    Daniel (@Datuten)

- Music -

Royalty  Free Music:

    Francisco Alevar and Diego Nava

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Android, HTML5
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(20 total ratings)
Authorsmewmewdevart, The210, Wendrul, smerelo, potatoBytes
GenreSimulation, Puzzle
Made withUnity, Aseprite
Tags2D, Aliens, Cute, Pixel Art, readyplayer42, Retro, Space, Top-Down, Unity
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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Now try and beat this.

New record!

This game is so clever omgg you guys got me laughing and thinking about life all at the same time.

The animation is sooo cute!! I live the art โค๏ธ and the characters profiles... Perfect ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘Œ

Awesome game!!!

Can anyone beat my record??

teach me your ways


found a glitch where you can buy unlimited bartenders and waiters


what a hilariously fun "fuck capitalism" game. nice music, great art, good fun.


You can walk outside the door and leave the map.


pretty fun so far! i really like the sprite designs and the music fits pretty well. my only suggestion is maybe an option to fire employees? im excited to see what you add next!



BRO!! This game was kinda meh to me I couldn't really find away to not go Negative in my money on here and I think it need some customization, upgrade options, and a tutorial on how to play. Other then that it could be a good game.


Amazing and intriguing proposal! Let the managers go crazy lol I bet it will be a great game if we get the support they need to continue development <3


I featured SPACEBAR in my top free itch games of the week! The concept for this game was brilliant and I just loved the aesthetic! Really great team effort and I can't wait to see what you all get up to in the future!


Love this game!!
The art/design are so cute ๐Ÿฅฐ
And I laughed a lot with the mechanic to "motivate" your employees ๐Ÿ˜†


Design and idea are good! 

Thank u, 42Shadesofgame!


Wow! I can believe this game was made in 5 days, I really enjoy my time playing it. I wish manager could do something more! Congratulations!

We are very happy to receive your comment, we plan to make some changes to the game soon, thanks for playing! 

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It's really good looking and the concept is pretty cool, nice sound design as well.
To make it better i would advice you to reinforce some visual feedbacks such as the currency flow, i'm not sure to understand exactly what is making me lose or earn money, and the "motivate your employees" action feel like not much happens, employees run a bit faster but it could be more than that ;) hope my feedback will help you make you game better, i think it has a very good potential !

Thanks for Feedback 1D Game, we will make these changes soon, thanks for playing. ^^


I just loved to play this game, I loved the choice of the "alien like creatures" and the colors. It makes me feel in my very beginning when I was a 11 year old boy in 1991 playing Toejam & Earl, a non-aggressive game with aliens as a metaphor for the cultural diversity. Keep on doing amazing stuff!  

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Hey, We are happy to know that you enjoyed the game, we still didn't know this ToeJam & Earl let's take a look at it. thanks for mentioning this game. ๐Ÿ‘€๐ŸŽฎ