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A absurd factory game by Free Lives. Create everything from motels to obelisks - all powered by garbage and with a wonderful musical beat.

Made in 72hrs for Ludum Dare 47 by Sam, Evan, Jay and Robbie

Create intricate garbage powered supply chains all with the ultimate goal of powering the great Obelisk of Startups (tm).


  • Select / place - LMB
  • Click and hold to drag lines
  • Sell / delete connections - RMB
  • Pan - MMB / arrows


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Everything is Garbage Windows V0.3 (Post Jam).zip 25 MB
Everything is Garbage Linux V0.3 (Post Jam).zip 34 MB
Everything is Garbage OSX V0.3 (Post Jam).zip 30 MB
Everything is Garbage Windows V0.1 (JAM VERSION).zip 23 MB

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I like it, and I can't tell if it's meant to have a message or not.

On the one hand I feel like it's making a point about how all these resources are making all these movement, until making it's into something that looks and sounds high tech, but doesn't do anything in the grand scheme of things. 

On the other hand it's a game jam game so they had to have a cut off point given the short time given to make it.


Thanks for the feedback! We're glad you like it. It's absolutely supposed to have a message :)


The message is that bitcoin is gay. (It can only be made by merging two guys.)


bad game


Interesting game, how do you get to a menu to exit? can you save? the only way out of the game is to kill the process as far as I can tell (linux version)

But I like the game itself.

why obelisk do nothing

That's the point

Found a lil bug with the text

a cute lil game! fun audio design!

nice game


Has this game has been created in Unity or Godot?

Unity :)

thanks for the response

Well that was 20 minutes of some good fun!

decent little game  but pretty anticlimactic that the final building seems like a placeholder or something, it literally doesn't do anything as far as i can tell, and seing as there is a year old comment here saying the same thing makes me think the game is abandoned 

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can anyone tell me how to play the game cause i dont know how to open the game


What do you mean? Please describe the problem.

I love this

Is there a way to run this game in windowed mode, as I would love to play this in background while I'm supposed to be working

I love that you can automate throwing money into garbage, thus gaining a net positive garbage loop to use for nefarious purposes such as selling babies and gaining large amounts of negative money. I wish you could have lines output to multiple places so you wouldn't have to alternate which garbage pile the cash goes to.


serosly how

once you get banks, the banks output money and you can direct the money to the garbage pile to make more garbage

how to open it i dowloaded it in file and i dont know how to open it :(

You need to extract the zip archive first

Well how to do that

right-click the folder

then click extract


This is a really cool game. I do wish I could zoom out a bit more so I can see more parts moving, but otherwise it's fantastic and I love it!


This game is so fun simple yet the concept is smart and funny that's a 10/10

A cool concept for a little game. I love the sound design, it's soo cool how the different production systems and connections make a cool track when producing stuff together!

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It's beautiful!


Experiencing the issues described here; https://www.reddit.com/r/MacOS/comments/kox7uc/you_do_not_have_permission_to_ope.... Please fix.

Amazing and funny game !
It's amazing how big it grows for the Obelisk


What does the obelisk do besides shooting a giant laser into the sky?

u get money

No it does not give me money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


it do

Well it doesn't for me lol


Game looks great and very well done on explaining how the game works without words or anything really! I was a bit confused since I did not realise there where more garbage piles, i would suggest camera movement with the mouse too and faster keyboard movement. So you realise faster that there is more. And i did not really understand why the garbage stopped coming...

I would love to hear what you think of my city builder/puzzle game - https://guldor.itch.io/citybuilder

In all this game very nicely done and fun to play! Love the style/ animations and ux very well done :D

When you get to the second list of buildings, is there any way to view the first list? I need turnips to make sheep, but accidentally sold my turnip farm so now it looks like I have to restart

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how do u place buildings also i have no idea what i am suppose to do

Hey guys! Great game! I loved the style and the sound, they are both calming and exciting at the same time. If it will be helpful - I noticed some bugs:

1) money counter is a bit small for some 5-digit numbers

2) when you delete an item it sometimes leaves its  object of production in the air (and it doesn't disappear)

Thanks for the lovely playing experience! 

olso this happened for some reason

and the dump money counter also

Great little game!  How do I close it in Linux?  Tried control-C etc.    

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I just made a little modded version of the game lol
anyone who wanna try it heres the link.



This game looks awesome! I cannot play it on mac though, it gives me an error: The application can't be opened

Try CMD+click opening it?

It didn't worked, I had to go to the terminal and chmod +x executable, to actually make it wor


I think it's cause the file is mac 32 bit I have mac 64 bit and it gives me an error too

Very cool game, great artstyle and the message is just nice. Awesome game, i would buy a finished product.


This is a strangely existential game with really nice and juicy graphics and sound design. A lot of fun trying to connect different things and making a relatively self-sustaining system. 

I do have a question though: Is the obelisk supposed to do something? (Well, personally I find it extremely ironic that it doesn't hahah)


REALLY enjoyed this one :) Love the art and the sound effects and well yea everything. Only thing I'd mention is make sure the menu has priority over things in the world. Really lovely little game.


I loved it! I wish there was more content, lol. I liked the silliness and the strategy involved. I also liked having to figure out how to angle things so I wouldn't cross the lines. Are you planning on expanding on the game further?


Amazing game, had a lot of fun figuring out where and how to put things and such. I do feel like the zooming could be a little more out, and a feature that would be nice for end game when you basically have no room  could be to create and add more islands, and a balancing feature could be the bigger the mass you choose to make it the more money needed. Just a thought I had. All in all 10/10 game.


When I start selling babies my money starts going down, what am I doing wrong?

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lol same maybe its illegal

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