A downloadable game for Windows

Squidward's earned his chance to wow a crowd during the Symphony Orchestral performance in Glove World. As Squidward is warming up, he receives a call from Mr. Krabs, warning him about a smelly-smell, the kind of smelly-smell that smells... smelly. All at once, a massive swarm of jellyfish overrun Bikini Bottom, and begin attacking Bikini Bottomites! Oh, the horror!

It's up to SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs to eradicate the Jellien invasion, and the resulting clones that follow. They'll have to stay one step ahead of the Overlord's advances in order to survive these weird, and rather horrifying, monstrosities that are on the prowl. They've fought robots, bucketheads, and more... surely they can take down some scary Jelliens, right? ...Right?

Sigh, better grab some mayo and get to it! I have a feeling tonight's going to be a very long night.

  • Play as SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs- each with their own unique quirks.
  • Explore over 16 locations from the show, recreated with the classic Dave Microwaves Games aesthetic.
  • Experience an original story with the resurging wrath of the Jelliens from the episode, "Planet of the Jellyfish."
  • Prepare for an invasion of unique enemies, as well as some familiar faces!
  • Go toe-to-toe with threatening bosses and dastardly scenarios.
  • Use the firepower of the Mayo Minigun, or the brute strength of Starfishman, to defeat your foes.
  • Unlock a treasure trove of extras, minigames, and more by revealing secrets.
  • Learn about the inner machinations of the game by using an official digital manual, located in the game's executable folder.
  • Read up on the prologue for Around the Clock at Bikini Bottom, a short narrative following the Overlord's misadventures leading up to the invasion. This PDF can be located in the game's executable folder.

Main Contributors: MXXN, Jam, Nicole Marie T, Hybridkoala, NagolBOT, HarveyB, Uncle Al

This is a SpongeBob fan-game, thus featuring a lot of spoofs and parodies to honor the life of Stephen Hillenburg. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg. Exclusively published by Dave Microwaves Games. Developed by Dave Microwaves Games and Snowmizzle Studio. Uses Unreal Engine 4. All other trademarks, logos, and copyrights are properties of their respective owners.

Want to continue to support me as a developer? Consider checking out my Patreon. Different tiers can grant you access to behind the scenes content, early access to my games and patron exclusive games as well! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/DaveMicrowavesGames 

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages: Cartoon violence, animated bloodshed, suggestive themes, language and crass humor.

System Requirements:


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit Operating System
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 or AMD FX-8120
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 1GB or AMD HD 6850 1GB
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DX10 compatible
  • Additional Notes: With these requirements, it is recommended that the game is played on Low quality settings.


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit Operating System
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 or AMD FX-8300 or higher
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX11 Compatible GeForce 760 or AMD HD 8800 or higher with 4GB of RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DX11 compatible
Release date Mar 01, 2021
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(157 total ratings)
AuthorsDave Microwaves Games, Snowmizzle Studio
GenreAdventure, Action
Made withUnreal Engine, Audacity, Blender
TagsComedy, Difficult, Fangame, First-Person, Horror, Parody, secrets, Singleplayer, Spooky
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles, High-contrast, Interactive tutorial
LinksTwitter, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch


Around the Clock at Bikini Bottom (V1.1.0) (64 Bit) 2 GB
Version 4 Feb 28, 2022

Install instructions

Lookin' to snag Around the Clock at Bikini Bottom, are ye? Awesome; here's how you can download, extract, and play the game!

STEP 1: 
Before you download the game, we'd highly recommend downloading the latest version of WinRAR, a very important piece of software that will allow you to extract the game. Ensure that you can open .rar files! You can ignore any requests to donate or buy the full version of WinRAR, if you wish.

STEP 2: 

When you've successfully installed WinRAR to your PC, you can download Around the Clock at Bikini Bottom. Give it some time, and when it's fully downloaded, WinRAR should open the .rar file automatically. If not, open the file through your browser, or in your File Explorer.

STEP 3: 
Once the .rar file has been opened in WinRAR, you'll want to select, "Extract." From here, you'll be given a location to save the extracted contents; select, "Browse," and choose a folder location that can hold the file size of the game.

STEP 4: 
When you've found a location, create a new folder in that location; name it whatever you'd like, as long as you can find it shortly after! Select this new folder, and then confirm that folder as your extraction location.

STEP 5: 
Once that's done, begin extraction! It may take some time, but once it's finished, you can close WinRAR. From here, go to the extraction folder, go through an extra folder or two, and you should see a .exe called, "AtC_BB." Open it, and presto! You've claimed the booty all for yourself. Enjoy your experience!

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amazing game glad to get another play out of it!!
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Hello! Dave I have a problem with the video game I was playing the game calmly when suddenly the game stopped by itself until my computer froze and I had to restart my computer when I tried to enter the game again the game started normally until when I entered At least the game left all my progress at zero and I tried to choose the "new game" option and it doesn't work, I can't enter, I tried to reset everything to zero, graphics, lights, shadows, etc. but that gets worse because then it doesn't let me do anything and the screen menu stays there without being able to do anything and I tried several times and I don't know what to do... can you tell me what's happening or if it's a bug?

Your save file might've gotten corrupted when your PC crashed. Go into your Appdata\Local\AtC_BB\Saved\SaveGames folder and delete the .sav file. After relaunching the game, it should create a fresh save file and fix the issue. You'll unfortunately lose your game progress, but the game should function normally again.


The game crashes every 10 seconds


All The Time When I Play The game after like 20 seconds of me playing it it just crashes for no reason


This game was amazing, loved it and had a lot of fun with it. You are an awesome game developer and very good at what you!

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Does anybody know how to fix the "disk is full" problem? Keeps appearing when i try to open the game.


This is some Triple A quality content right here. I haven’t seen such a good game in awhile.

This game is getting harder and harder but I enjoy playing it. I also notice people are saying there was lag issue. I didn't see that all. It ran smooth and I download this game last year so maybe it might be the newer version. The only issue I had was that Patrick just appear over me with a warning sometimes but other than that the game was fun. 

Hello, i was playing AtC BB, and i found some lag issues. I know that you can do little to nothing, but i wanna ask a question to optimize my experience. I had some lag issues here and there that didn't really bother me. The game wasn't smooth but it was playable, at 20-30 FPS which could do better, but im fine with it. When i was trying to beat Larry's gym, it was 22 FPS before i entered the main area or the Berry section, but when i got there, the game was running on 13 FPS. I did manage to beat it [with ace B)] and went through the game until i reached the horrific depths of Sandy's treedome. the terrain was messy, even when i put everything on high and post-processing on max. My question is: do i have to buy a better PC, or i can just buy a graphics card to fix my problems? or maybe there's something else i can fix it with? Last thing i wanted to mention is that on max graphics, it did work a whopping 2 times, but the other like 20 no such luck, and in one of the working cases, after the terrain was good and put my graphics back to easy, for lag-free experience and it changed it back and the terrain went back to the buggy one. Thanks and love your game

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I’ve been wanting to play the game again as of late, so I decided to try and pay it a visit. However, whenever I opened the game, it would crash less than a minute in. I’m unsure why, because I have the requirements down-pat and I’m using the latest version of WinRAR. Am I doing something else wrong, or is it simply a glitch? Please respond if you can!

Update (8/9/23): I figured out how to fix the crashing glitch. I just have to turn off my internet before going on the game. The glitch seems to only occur when you open the game with internet on, because I had it off when I opened it but when I turned it on again after a little while it didn’t crash.


im dealing with the same problem, and i wanted to record the game too...


dave i reinstalled the game i deleted it cuz it was laggy may you fix it pls


who played it hope you love it


pls update your game dave pls mrscrew wants it


mrscrew says that dave is a better person pls make mrscrew happy by saying W dave

hi daves microwaves game i have a issue when i  press new game its not working its not loading the game 

It's possible your save file might've gotten corrupted. Go into your Appdata\Local\AtC_BB\Saved\SaveGames folder and delete the .sav file. After relaunching the game, it should create a fresh save file and hopefully fix the issue.

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omg thankuy i can play the game now im so happy thankuy dave microwave games

it says i cant play it because

 follder and it dosent work dave?

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Hey Dave Microwaves Games, I've ripped 2 assets from the game (which I won't be telling how to all those comment readers!). The assets I ripped are Jellian Pearl and Mr. Krabs Arm. I hope this doesn't bother you at all, I plan to import the meshes to Roblox Studio for a fan game, yes, I will be remaking the bones in the mesh and remaking the animations. If you want me to take the game down or stop working on it, I will do so without hesitation.  I will absolutely be giving credit to you since I am not the one who originally made the meshes. Thank you, also I beat the game and loved it! 


Glad to hear you enjoyed AtC! I respect you asking permission first, you're allowed to do what you wanna do with em' in Roblox. Have fun!

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Thank you so much! I will post some of the progress of the game on YouTube so others can see.

How's the game going?

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I ended up stopping working on it but heres what it was for the most part. 

Why won't you tell anyone how? I've been wanting to know how to extract models from this game since forever.

sorry for the super late reply but i wont tell anyone how because I don't think that dave would want tons of people using his assets, 1 is already enough.

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I don't want to use the assets for any kind of game. I want to use these because I want to take clear images of the models. There's a wiki about Around The Clock at Bikini Bottom on Fandom, it's a small community. For a lot of characters, people have had to use screenshots and I'd love to be able to get clear images of the characters for the wiki. Please tell me how you did this.

i think its called UEViewer (unreal engine viewer), its used to rip assets, there are some tutorials online on how to use it

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Thank you. :) I'm confused though, it works and I can view models but it says they have no colors and displays them like this. Also, I can't convert the .pskx file to anything to put in any other model software, and no matter what I click, the models either look like this or they're pitch black and I can't find any tutorials on how to fix this.

every time I try to run the game right after the intro it crashes  

Some newer graphics cards seem to run into an issue that causes certain UE4 games to crash. The only solution at the moment is to disconnect from your internet before launching the game and it shouldn't crash anymore. You'll likely need to do this each time you launch the game, sorry! ;w;

Bruh Same

Hi Dave! I keep having this issue where the file will stop downloading and the message will pop up saying "No Permission"

i don't know what this means but maybe its because i'm on windows eleven but idk

pls make it available for mac

hey Dave if you ever think you have the  time could you please bring back the 32 bit version so me and others with crappy computers can experience this great game

hi dave, im on windows 11, and everytime I go into the game to load it, its crashs. please give me any solutions. and by the way, where did you get this text? it looks very cool.


From what I've heard, on rare occasions Windows 11 seems to have compatibility issues with Unreal Engine games at the moment. One solution that's helped some folks with crashing issues is turning off your internet on your PC and then launching the game. If that doesn't work, I'm afraid I don't know what could be causing the game to crash, other than compatibility issues with Windows 11. D:

this game is FUCKING badass!!!

I can’t Jeep going un the Game because in the first boss un Patrick rock It Crash please help😢:(

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Dave, Please help whenever I launch the game it gets super laggy! How can I fix this? Thank you!

Hi Dave! How is It going? I have another problem with the Game and is that when un fighting with Patrick in his rock the Game justo start crashing slowly and then the Game stops and It taje me out how can i fix It?

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Dave, Please help whenever I launch the game it will just crash at the beginning cutsene or at any cutsene in the game, it will also crash after around thirty seconds of idle please help!


Unfortunately I'm not sure what would be causing the game to crash there. One thing you can try is disconnecting from your internet and then launch the game. Apparently that's worked for a few folks.

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Thank you very much it worked I cant wait to play it!

i also have that problem

Dave, help please. My sound for the game randomly stopped working. The optional intro you can listen to on the title screen works but no other sounds work, please help. ):

Nevermind. lol I just set my sound settings weirdly.

... How about this Dave. Show Step by Step to get me in once, cause i have a Struggle.

why hintclam video just black and nothing else

pls help dave

same thing happens to me

agan spanish


I would love to have added language support to Around the Clock, but unfortunately I am no longer updating the game with any new content. Perhaps future games of mine will support Spanish and many more languages if I can get the opportunity to do so.



I'm curious to think about how you did to make a game full of references to the series, including secrets or other things, or even sound effects, like jumping spongebob. It's a very well done project

Hi Dave! I know i ask so much sorry😔😔 but can you do the Game on android?because in mi pc is going at 2 fps and on my phone even un high graphics rins the Game at 60 fps please is the last i want i want to enjoy your creation i follow ir Since first demo came😔😔😭😭

Hi Dave,i have a problem with the Game,and is that whem i e.tet in the Game It doesn’t let me play It i press new Game and nothing happens please help

It's possible your save file might've gotten corrupted. Go into your Appdata\Local\AtC_BB\Saved\SaveGames folder and delete the .sav file. After relaunching the game, it should create a fresh save file and hopefully fix the issue. You will unfortunately lose your progress if you had any, so if you want to back up your save file first before deleting in case this fix doesn't work, you can do so. But the game should function properly now after deleting your save manually and starting a newgame.

Thanks you so much!! You are a legal man im going to follow all your games

it says i cant open the game on day 2 of playing this game

you know how to fix it dave?

Is it giving you any sort of error message or crash report when opening the application? I need more details to help!

yea it says return 2 on the end

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dave said he's completely done working on the game

hey Dave I've tried downloading this game i have 4 gb of storage left but it still doesn't let me play saying not enough space on the disk and also do I need to have winrar to download this game?

Hey dave listen i love around the clock at bikni bottem heck i watch every youtuber play it and hoping i could play it but when i opened it with the instructions you left on this page and this is what happend eveerything was running smoothly intill after it said snowmistle studios it toke me to a dark screen and then it toke me to my desktop so i thing it crash if you could tell me how to open it i would be happy.ps:i am a big fan of your games and i really want to play this how you see this message thx.Cameronx

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