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Life Simulators
« on: March 19, 2021, 11:47:34 AM »
So... a little while ago, I started seeing adverts for a game called BitLife. The idea of the game is that it takes you from birth to death, allowing you to make all of the big decisions along the way. Do you work hard at school? Do you start exercising as a kid? Do you experiment with drugs? What type of career do you want? All basic stuff handled in a completely mundane fashion with no trace of the supernatural. I played the game for a bit and really enjoyed it until the incessant adverts became too much.

Does anyone know of any alternatives to this type of game? I have had a look and I found an educational title that supposedly teaches you what it's like to grow up in a third world country, the only alternatives to this appear to be porn games. Which is fine, I'm cool with porn games, but I wouldn't mind the emphasis being placed elsewhere.

Any ideas?

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Re: Life Simulators
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2021, 11:59:29 AM »
Not played it - but what about these?

https://www.opmobilegamer.com/alternative-of-bitlife-game/

They look like rip-offs or alternatives to the game you mentioned.

Re: Life Simulators
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2021, 12:05:57 PM »
Thank you... weirdly it hadn't occurred to me to search for literal alternatives to bitlife.

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Re: Life Simulators
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2021, 12:20:04 PM »
Thank you... weirdly it hadn't occurred to me to search for literal alternatives to bitlife.

No worries, happy to help.

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Re: Life Simulators
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 12:49:28 PM »
So someone's actually made the Roy game from Rick and Morty. I suppose it was bound to happen.

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Re: Life Simulators
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2021, 05:19:14 PM »
It was already done way back in 1986 with the game Alter Ego.

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Re: Life Simulators
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2021, 02:12:22 PM »
Farming simulator and flight simulator is where its at for me. Haven't branched into train simulator yet but I'm thinking about it. I love simulator games but I need a specific angle. Life simulator sounds way too vague.

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Re: Life Simulators
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2021, 04:50:14 PM »
You surely already know this, but if you turn off the internet on your phone as you're playing, no adverts will load

This has been a life saver for me with a lot of "free" mobile games

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Re: Life Simulators
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2021, 09:37:09 PM »
Can highly recommend Torn here, it sort of qualifies.

It's taken me a year to really get to grips with it and I'm still developing and progressing all the time. It's a text-based crime RPG, although doesn't really seem text-based to me.

At the start you figure it's just a sort of mindless clicker. Then as you get more info it, you realise there's 16 years of depth to uncover, and almost limitless sandbox possibilities. For instance, scamming and extortion are legal, so you can be a scammer, a reviver, a mugger, a hitman, a merc, a trader etc. And it becomes very addictive, as there is uncapped progress when you train your stats, so everyone is competing to become the strongest and/or richest. It's also designed to be played over a loooong period of time with a deliberate slow pace, so yeah, it becomes part of your life, especially if it hooks you in

I progressed onto my factions newly-formed council some months ago, and my leadership then let me into our alliance'e leadership channels during huge wars we were involved in. This was an extraordinary eye opener, as I started to realise the sort of politics and such that goes on behind the scenes.

So yeah, kind of a life sim in a way. A remarkably brilliant game, I adore it. Top quality writing as well, which is rare.

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