🚨 Keep water out of your submarine by patching leaks, then get to the surface! The longer you weld, the longer leaks hold. Once your vessel's seaworthy, pull the lever to turn her on and get the heck to safety!

How to Play

  • Run: left and right arrow keys
  • Climb Ladders: up and down arrow keys
  • Patch Holes with Blow Torch: hold down space bar
  • Pull Lever: hold down space bar
  • Options: escape key
  • New Game: N key

Jam Details

  • Completed in under 72 hours, with original graphics and sound
  • Theme: Running out of Space
  • Game Engine: Unity
  • Graphics: Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Music & Sound Effects: Garageband, YMCK Magical 8-Bit Plug-in, BFXR

The Team

Sean Lange // Wes Rulvacaba // Marissa Epstein // Hunter MacDermut

We would really appreciate if you tried it out and gave us a rating on Ludum Dare. Thanks!

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(16 total ratings)
Authorswebthingee, Mars, wesruv
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Ludum Dare 42, Unity
LinksLudum Dare


20K_UTS.MAC.zip 19 MB
20K_UTS.WIN.zip 14 MB


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very beautiful!!!


This was fun! I just wish there was more of a challenge to it. Great worth never the less :D


It's cute and, it's fun but wish there were more to it. I'm sure made for a game jam it might have been made this way and, it is impressive in the time frame it was made. Would love to see an expanded version of this project. More levels, different challenges and, the like still great for what it is!

Thanks for the game play vid. Yes, more time would have yielded game play balance, more background visuals for up/down, and perhaps levels. No limit to imagination, just to time. :)


Pretty fun. Making the background move as you go up would make it far more clear than the little gauge.


What a fantastic little game! I love the randomness that can have you fighting to win, or winning within 30 seconds! It's so wild and awesome.

If you're keen, you can watch my experience here (it's first in the video!)

Very entertaining! Thanks for playing!!

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This is great!  So simple, but so charming!  Very nicely done!


This game inspired me to make my own version, except in space on a starship.  Let me know if you'd like to see it (WIP). It would mean a lot to have your support.)

Yes, I'd love to see it!

Cool!  Here's my devlog... https://forum.yoyogames.com/index.php?threads/once-upon-a-time-in-outer-space.52...

Very Cool! Some great ideas. Really like the ability to clearly see how effective the character is, the feedback on productivity, and the different animations are great!

Thanks, man!!


Loved the art in this game. Very clever as well.


cute game and enjoyed the gameplay! 

20000 Leaks Under The Sea!- 10:16



This is kinda easy maybe you could make difficultys that will change the rate of leaks spawning?


nice game





Great name and fun to play.  Not hard to figure out .