December 13th-16th 2013 :: Theme: You Only Get One

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by MaTX - Jam Entry

MonoCraft is just like Minecraft, but you can only place one block per player. No more!


Check back every day to see the blocks placed by the other players, and see how the world has evolved, one block at a time!

*If the game is stuck on "Loading from server", please try again a few minutes later*

I will track the world's evolution in the description:

LAST SCREENSHOT (around 900 blocks):

- 00:35 Day 4 = So many cubes! The tower has never been this high, and we are counting around 500 cubes on the server. Amazing!

- 17:30 Day 3 = The server was hacked again, resulting in three buildings! (We're cool with that :D) The tower is getting higher and higher! (396 cubes)

- 14:00 Day 2 (Screenshot 1) = Users found a way to hack the system and placed a floating block. This has generated a second, small structure that is starting to compete with the main tower.

- 21:00 (Screenshot 2) = As expected, people are building a tower. 40 users online at the same time!

- 18:00 = a Notch block appeared on top of the tower:

-15:00 (Screenshot 3) = People started to explore vertically. Some blocks with the faces of the creators of the game started appearing.

-14:00 (Screenshot 4 = Finally some rarer blocks have appeared. Among which, the great kitten block.

-12:00 (Screenshot 5) = Monocraft has just landed. A few users have tried it, placing some basic blocks.

Monocraft was made in only 10 hours because we had to discard our first (sadly not fun) prototype.

Downloads and Links




Zemmi says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:06am

Cool idea, excited to see what comes out of this. Any chance we could get a download link for the song? It was so damn happy.

Yugenstudio says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:51am

Thank you very much!
Here is the download link:

eskivor says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:35pm

Short but interesting, I hope there will have many players on this game to see how the construction will be.

Alismuffin says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:35pm

This is a really cool idea! Can't wait until this is massive

David Colson says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:35pm

Its a cool idea, but not much of a game unfortunately

YellowLime says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:37pm

The contrast between the exciting music (fitting lyrics) and the gameplay is very funny :^y

Tanser says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:37pm

All nice but the camera was a bit frustrating. Good job anyways. :)

Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:40pm

Fun idea. It's not really a game though, it's more like a toy. Not that that makes it bad or anything.
Really curious to see what comes out of this!

raisedmedia says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:42pm

Cool concept, I would like to see the ability to interact more, beyond placing the single brick.

Ditto says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:48pm

this felt weird, but I like these "do your small part" things, will be cool to see how many blocks there are in a week or so!

Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:05pm

Nice idea, its funny. A lot of people tried it from what I can see ingame. Good job :)

Avocado says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:09pm

I was hoping someone would make this game, can't wait to see it in 3 weeks.

lucasncv says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:11pm

Haha, fun idea.

BitDemon says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:18pm

Nice idea.

SunShiranui says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:42pm

Nice idea, it's a bit like Curiosity in reverse :P

Hamcha says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:50pm

Not really a game, but a very cool experiment indeed! Keep posting screenshot on "how it evolves", I'm quite interested!

Zhrack says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 5:07pm

I'm curious about how it'll evolve during votations! Only note, it's a bit short, but hey...nice experiment!

Oh, awesome music!

Cbeed says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 5:12pm

Maybe add a "choose wisely" message. The normal user, like me, just tries what you can do and clicks randomly. :-D
Hard to rate, because it's more a tool than a game.

Dec 17, 2013 @ 5:37pm

I like the concept.

Infin8 says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 6:43pm

Interesting use of the concept! The tech was solid too, tried refreshing the game heh. Couldn't actually see the block i had getting placed.

Fervir says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:28am

That was pretty sweet.
A very cool way for everyone to leave their mark.

BrothersT says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 2:48am

Really great idea! I searched "minecraft" to see how unimaginative people were being this time, but this is the opposite of what I expected!

dsoft20 says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 8:50am

Nice entry :D I'm looking forward to see what the tower will be :D

Team-KwaKwa says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 4:31pm

Feels like the religion game from Jason Rohrer game, but more minimalist...

ThatGuy says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 6:21pm

Really cool idea, it'll be interesting to see how it evolves!

AmmoreChicks says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 7:28pm

Very original, it's a kind of social experiment. Good music!

dudsen says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 8:25pm

Ok first thing I did was reloading the game, for being sure the music doesn't com from one of my other open tabs :D

I like these kind of things. Exciting to see how the world will evolve.

But here is a question for people saying the game is too short: Is it really that short, or even extra-ever-lasting long? ;)

Lipedal says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:10pm

Fantastic! I wish more games like this came out :D I'm the first pink kitten in the third tower ^^

Sestren says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 1:12am

A very simple, but very cool idea. Loved the song!

Zemmi says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 2:46am

Thanks for the soundcloud link. I'm sure to listen to all the Yugenstudio stuff, pretty sweet so far.

ashen says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 11:33am

Very interesting idea, a bit like that "10 second" turn rpg in the last LD. I was assigned a dark water block but I could not place it anywhere. Tried placing on existing blocks, separated by itself but no luck. Has the game been locked or something?

hjeldin says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 1:33pm

Hey guys, i'm the bad programmer who made the network communications, sorry to hear that you're having problems!
If you place the block and hear the sound but can't actually see it, try refreshing the page.
We still have some bugs on the server side, unfortunately!

michail says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 6:28pm

Wow, this is really creative :) The music also fits very well. I'll come back from time to time to see how it goes.

Donutttt says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 6:28pm

Great effort. A really cool play on the idea, and I like the collaborative feel.

JoeProgram says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 7:31pm

Very fun! I like the purity of the idea, but I'd definitely play it a few times if it was one block per day!

MaTX says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 9:03pm

Little Secret: It actually IS one block a day. But I was not sure what was more powerful, one block a day or only one block ever? So we never revealed it :)

stvr says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 2:43am

This is a great take on the theme, but it would be REALLY nice if you could see your block after you place it!

MaTX says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 8:38am

@stvr You can. If you can't, that is a server bug I fear. Try refreshing!

GarethIW says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 1:47pm

Interesting experiment. Only thing I'd say is to allow the vertical mouselook to go a full 180 degrees.

TeamFlare says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 3:32pm

Very good concept :) Congratulations. Also dig the music ;)

psychomonster says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 10:56pm

Nice experimental gameplay. Not really a game but it fits perfect to the theme... It must be seens as art not as a game. Cool like it!

Dec 21, 2013 @ 2:42am

Solid controls, awesome music, fun concept!

MrBlade says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 2:45am

Awesome! Great game, awesome music. I was a bit annoyed that you couldn't look straight up to go to the top, but as I far as I understand, that is a limitation of Unity. I got the Notch block and put it on the top! Nice game!

Lacutis says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 8:23am

Interesting concept, kind of wish there was more gameplay involved some how. I think its interesting seeing what everyone built.

Dec 21, 2013 @ 9:44am

This really reminds me of the game We the Giants, but with less of a message and more about just creating emergent art.

(This is a team account)

Dec 21, 2013 @ 11:23am

amazing! i love this. every jam there's a couple of these kind of games, but this one stands out, as it makes me so happy, much thanks to the graphics, the sky and that fantastic song!

Xavier says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 7:20pm

I like the idea but seems that todat I can't put my one block with the rest :?

Alex Higgins says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 7:49pm

Really cool idea. That music is boss.

porglezomp says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 11:54pm

Really nice idea! It's too bad that there's not enough input for people to coordinate on much more than the simplest structures, but it's an interesting concept.

Dec 22, 2013 @ 12:51am

Good job, but please use a better first person controller next time... :)

rubna says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 10:51am

Very interesting social experiment! Interested to see how big this is going to get :D

zzzev says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 9:16pm

Fun experiment; curious how people made the disconnected pieces?

zkenshin says ...
Dec 23, 2013 @ 3:40am

Very innovative idea that fit the theme well. Great music as well. :)

samooJAM says ...
Dec 23, 2013 @ 7:44am

5/5 MUSIC! Very cool concept but sadly people select quite randomly block placements.

postmodestie says ...
Dec 23, 2013 @ 10:31pm

Placed a block, naturally .. :)

mmickyman says ...
Dec 24, 2013 @ 12:55am

I like the concept, hopes it'll got crazy and more and more people add their cube. Nice crazy music !

f7f5 says ...
Dec 25, 2013 @ 8:40pm

Is it possible to export a Linux version? There's no Web player for Linux...

Dec 30, 2013 @ 7:20am

awesome SONG, NAILED the theme. not much else. Colors look bright brilliant and beautful!! nice!

diegocbarboza says ...
Jan 1, 2014 @ 10:22pm

Interesting collaborative idea! It would be nice with navigation was easier. Maybe you could use Q/E for direct vertical movement.

Conflei says ...
Jan 3, 2014 @ 12:58am

Mono mono mono (8)

BradleySmith says ...
Jan 6, 2014 @ 5:55pm

Cool idea, I lost where I placed my block though. D: Music is awesome too! Rated highly. :)

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