A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

The future is now!

Have a tough calculation you need done? Why not use the brains of your fellow man to help solve the problem.


Make money by connecting willing subjects to the calculation contracts you have coming in. The faster you complete them, the better.

You might want to keep an eye on the mental health of your subjects though, you don’t want to fry their brains right? Or maybe you do.

Just let them relax for a bit. And then they’ll be up and ready again.

Make sure to post your top score in the comments!

Made during Ludum Dare 44 with the theme "Your life is currency".


Left click & drag to move around subjects or contracts.

Right click & drag between subjects and contracts to connect them.

Right click on a connection to remove it.


Subjects only stay for a short while before leaving.
Subjects further up a chain gets burnt out slower.

Known Issues

Some of the text seems to cut off currently.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Apr 29, 2019
Made withAdobe Photoshop, FNA
Tags2D, Ludum Dare 44, Sci-fi, Short
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksLudum Dare, Source code


BrainDrain_1.1.app.zip 27 MB
BrainDrain_1.1.zip 19 MB
BrainDrain_1.1_Linux.zip 30 MB


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Very interesting game! I really liked how you have used the theme. The art style and music was very retro and the game itself was very fun to play. It did take a few tries for me to actually get some good scores but I liked the game and it got addictive :D

I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)