A downloadable game for Windows

Life is Short is a two to four player battle platformer where you strive to be the last player alive. A giant worm is destroying the world and you and your friends have to escape it! Along the way you can pick up and throw items to stun players or collect the powerups inside them. The powerups increase your stun duration, throw distance, jump height, and run speed. Use them to your advantage to take out your friends and be the last one alive!

The game requires at least two players to start and must be played with controllers. Most controllers will work. There is a known issue where controllers shutting off or connecting to the computer while playing will cause all controllers to disconnect so please make sure to power on all controllers before starting the game.

Game by Anthony Tesija (@AntonTesh)

Music and Sound Effects by Daniel Latterner Jr.

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorAnthony Tesija
Tagsbattle, Controller, Local multiplayer, Multiplayer, run, worm
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsXbox controller, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count2 - 4
LinksTwitter, Homepage


Life is Short.zip 41 MB


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I wish I could play this with no download


can i use a ps4 controller for this

yeah, hold share until it blinks that's the Bluetooth and if it does not work on the ps4 plug it in with a charger.

Que botão do teclado apertamos para começar?

does it work with ps3 or ps4 controllers?

I think it should!

can you make a version on a pc and can you play this game with a xbox 360 controller?

Yes this version works on Windows and you can use Xbox 360 controllers!

it burns when i pee IT BURNS WHEN I PEE!

no cap

I played this game with my brother. It was hilarious because we threw objects at each other to slow the other one down. Please continue to support this game. 

Haha, great concept! Have you thought about publishing it on another platform? We at Tiltspot.tv would love to talk to you about helping you publishing Life Is Short on our webbased gaming platform, and help you with further development and marketing for free :) Hit me up at christian.schultz@phonion.com and we can talk more there!


The Game was super fun! My brother and I were playing for hours. I loved it for sure. Hope to see more of your works!

I'm really glad you had fun! I loved watching you both play it 😁



There is a link to download the game above the comments section.


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Just controllers can you try to use the computer as well pls!!!


Sorry I'm not planning on doing any more work on this game

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Good! Fun! yay


is there any way to play without a controller?

No I think it's controller only, sorry.

oh, fair enough. Thanks for the reply



You need 2 to 4 controllers hooked up to your computer. Run the game then have people press "A" or "start" to join in. After 2 people join you can start the game.

I really enjoyed this. Thanks dev

Glad you liked it! Thanks for playing!

how do you move

Using the control stick or d-pad of a controller. Let me know if that doesn't work!



Will this be available for MacOS?

I don't currently have a Mac to build this on but if I can get my hands on one I'd like to!

Can I monetize videos of this


Yes you can! I do ask that you provide a link to the main page or download for the game in your description as well as a link to my twitter twitter.com/AntonTesh. Thanks!

My monetization permission can be found on my website here if you need it and it basically says you can monetize videos of anything I create.

Can I monetize videos of this