'Bonsai Life' is a WebGL-based browser game. It was designed and implemented within 3 days as part of the “Ludum Dare Game Jam no. 45”. The underlying theme of the Jam was 'Start with nothing'. In this game the player has to protect a seed by collecting nutrients and letting branches grow. Resource management is at the heart of the game mechanics: While larger branches extend the life span of the plant, smaller branches are needed protect the plant from parasites. The gameplay connects 2D interaction with 3D space.