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Life Simulator Game

Heatherglade Publishing Kft

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 292.3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Life Simulation.

Begin your career as an unemployed guy without home or money.

Find the first ways to earn money, get a job, study, work your way up the corporate ladder, trade in the stock market and win money at the casino, buys cars, houses and planes, do whatever it takes, but become a president before your character dies of old age.

Life Simulation:
− Begin your life as a poor guy without any money, job or home;
− Find money for food;
− Buy yourself clothes and your first room in dormitory;
− Get enrolled at university and progress to earn more;
− Win money at the casino;
− Trade in the stock market;
− Climb up the corporate ladder;
− Find yourself a girlfriend and make a virtual family;
− Don’t forget to go to the hospital, treat your character and take him to resorts;
− Go bowling, play pool, attend the concerts to increase happiness;
− Start your own business and earn your first million;
− Become a president if you manage to go through all the challenges and not die of old age.

What’s New

Version 1.8.6

– Improved stability of the app

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
292.3K Ratings

292.3K Ratings

Great3366 ,

Super unplayable

To start off, the game idea is a freakin banger. Such a good idea and concept it’s crazy how it’s not a bigger game, right? Wrong. As you play your expenses for a car, house, clothes ect. Becomes higher than your actual income with the job you have, then you need to pay more money per month by upgrading your car and housing to get a job that still under cuts your expenses ALOT. So essentially, you just need to either pay your OWN money, or get very lucky in the casino or stock market. The game is a pay to win game after a certain point. If the developers weren’t so money hungry, this could be makin a lot more money than they get off a couple of suckers who wanted to win. I played a solid 5 times and I couldn’t get past age 29. EVERY SINGLE TIME. Honestly if you want to know what I’m saying, get the game, try it, because it’s fun a first. But you’ll realize how it is close to impossible to progress in the game after a certain point. Funny thing is I said to myself I wouldn’t stop until I was the president. But that’s pretty much impossible. Big middle fingers to the greedy ah developers. Smh.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, thanks for your review! Some of the points you mentioned are valid, but the game is supposed to be hard (just like real life), so that player's skill and careful planning could make the difference. The ads and in-app purchases are not necessary to win if you learn how to manage risks and income!

Ktbkrayz ,

Really wish I had listened to the reviews

I spent $5 on this app to jumpstart. Paid for college, watched a couple hundred ads in order to skip time/earn extra money (this was all in one day. I had a day to waste due to illness and spent it passively watching ads while playing this game). It became apparent quite soon that cost of living outgrew income and never really balanced out. Unlike real life, you couldn’t cut costs in order to balance your budget. I have never had a job or promotion that required better food or more children in my family. I understand requiring nicer clothes, more education, and even the nicer car to get promoted. But requiring items to get a job that cost more than you can earn doing that job shows you that they are all about their paying players. If you’re free to play, even with watching a ridiculous amount of ads, you will find this game infuriating. The stock market in the game moves way to quickly to actually win anything (no decision making time, you have to hit the button at just the right time to make any profit). The casino is fun, but it’s a casino. It’s not a smart use of funds and typically doesn’t pan out as a money making tool. For those willing to put real money into game purchases, this game isn’t bad but boring after a couple hours. If you’re not going to put money into this game, I suggest finding something else. I deleted it about 6 hours after downloading.

mickeymouse2772 ,

Starts out good, becomes unplayable. Giant scam.

I very rarely write reviews for games, but this game is an exception. It starts off pretty good and you are able to advance your career pretty quickly; and then you notice that not only are you earning less then you are spending BUT you actually HAVE TO PAY EVEN MORE to advance your career which- news flash still puts you in a deficit. Don’t be fooled by the other scam which is actually spending your money. Unless you’re prepared to spend over $60, spending money just bides you time, it dosent give you enough to actually make it until the end. What’s most disappointing about this game though is that it actually can be good, if the developers weren’t so hungry for money. I see the developers saying it takes strategy but I consider myself pretty good with these types of games, so like I said before, unless your prepared to spend over $60 on the game IT IS IMPOSSIBLE without incredible luck at the casino or waiting years (real life) to accumulate the money. To the developers: this can be a great game and people would pay for things if they thought it was worth it; you just can’t make it impossible for the people that won’t pay and it’s incredibly frustrating that people have been complaining about this forever and you don't do anything. Anyone able to complete this without spending money or waiting for ages is smarter then Einstein.

Developer Response ,

Hello! Paying helps, but it's more of a difficulty lowering option for the players that need it. What you truly need to win is, really, the right strategy. For starters, we recommend always having a side job as that income can make a LOT of difference (note that the money are given to you by the end of a job, so if you're deep in red and are close to a bankrupcy, a 2 months job with slightly less pay will be better than a 6 months job with slightly more), using the jobs that pay more than you spend to accumulate wealth (not for too long though, or you'll be fighting an uphill battle against the old age), and learning how to play stock market in order to create a financial safety cushion (unlike the completely random casino, it's based on a combination of randomness and real life stock market graphs, meaning you can master it and use it as your third job)! So no, it doesn't take an Einstein to complete the game without smending money, it just takes utilizing the tools available to the player to make the best micro- and macro-decisions towards your goal. Best wishes, the devs.

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