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Virtual Families is a casual family sim that runs in true real time, and now this acclaimed simulation game for iPhone and iPod touch is available in a free version for the iPad. Adopt a little person from the thousands of choices of little people who live inside your iPad. Encourage them to work in their chosen career to earn money for necessities and luxuries, help them choose a suitable mate, start and raise a family, let them kick back with a variety of leisure activities, and take care of and improve their home. Along the way, there will be many different random events to respond to, house malfunctions to repair, and mini-puzzles to solve, all of them adding an unexpected element to the daily routine. This is the same sensational game that became a smash Windows and Mac hit!

The game continues to progress in true real time, even when your iPad is turned off, so don’t forget to check in regularly to care for your little people.

More about Virtual Families:

* Real-time game play, with new surprises every time you turn on the game!
* Fully trainable people: shape and adapt their personalities through praising and scolding!
* Marry for love; marry for money – the choice is yours.
* Raise children and enjoy them as they grow up and go off to college.
* Dynamic illness system. Play doctor!
* Solve hidden puzzles around the house.
* Improve the house and pass it to successive generations.
* Random Events: unique and unpredictable email and house events that bring everything from the tax man to free stuff!
* Collectibles: dozens of unique collectibles for your family to collect and sell.
* Trophies: over 100 trophies that can be earned for almost every area of game play.
* Weather ranging from sunny days to thunderstorms.

Recommended for people who enjoy Virtual Villagers, The Sims, and other life sims!

If you like Virtual Families Free for iPad, try the full version, which supports a larger family, more shopping and home improvement choices, and more options for medical care, and of course 100% ad-free! Have families of up to 8 people living, working, and building a legacy of many generations, all in your iPad!

Virtual Families Free for iPad features:

* Unlimited game play and multi-generational support
* Shopping for food and other necessities
* Full access to collections
* Small, close-knit families

Visit our Official Virtual Families site at www.VirtualFamilies.com for instructions, strategy guides, and much more!

LDW games have been awarded with:

* Sim Game of the Year – Game Tunnel
* The Zeebys – Gamezebo
* Parents Choice Recommended Award
* iParenting Media Award

Check out our other hit games: Virtual Villagers: The Secret City, Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children, Virtual Villagers, Fish Tycoon!

What’s New

Version 1.1.4

Changes in ad content

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Cupcakefunnygirl678 ,

Love it but needs works

I love this game and I download the second one and it allows you to have more than 1 kid but this one you only can have 1 kid. When I drag the male on the female it says more children in the full version I don't want to pay for the full version. Please make it like the second game. You can't even buy freakin treats and furniture or anything. This game don't really deserve 4 stars but I hav to put 4 stars and plz do dis 4 me and the others ot will be a blessing and I might give 5 stars thanks your biggest fan

MadHatterHeffelfinger ,


I love this game! The mother is 50 , the father is 48, and my son is at college. Just a few questions...... Will your children come back from college eventually? Can you, and if so how, do you fix the cracks in the floor? Also, can you fix the birdbath? I have tried to drop the father on the birdbath and every time I do that it says " It seems as if the birdbath is missing a part." Another question: Can you buy home upgrades in the lite version? I'd love it if you could, I'm sure you can do that in the full version but my parents don't allow me to purchase apps. Is it possible to have twins, triplets, or even quadruplets? After the parents had already had one kid I tried to make them have another but it said, " More children are available in the full version." If there is anyone out there with more than one child I would love to know how you did it. Well, if you have read my review hopefully you can help me out in some way! Sorry this was so long this app is just so great I had many questions to ask and many things to tell. I would also appreciate it if the makers of this app could make the full version free. Thanks for reading. Hope someone can help me! *****

<3Princess Leah<3 ,

Here are some tips. And suggestions.

Okay, so say you don't play with your Virtual Families for 2 days. Either you can make sure they have lots of food in the refrigerator while you are gone (you might need up to 1.5k-2k food) and make sure all of their bars are maintained. Meaning everything is at it's highest rate. Or, just pause your game and everything will stay the same. I prefer pausing the game because it is more safe especially if 1 of your children haven't went off to school, because if not, they will all die and you will lose. And I also choose this because illnesses can come and get worse, then start off "a bit sick" and if you leave them unattended while sick it can become worse. Also, my suggestions were to make it more realistic. For instance, when going to sleep, make then get under the covers or something. It's kind of boring seeing them lay on top of the bed, especially if they do the same when dying. And I have the fancy bed sheets so it would be kind of cute seeing them take off all of the fancy pillows and the getting under the covers. But that's all for now. Tata!


LDW Software, LLC
40.9 MB

Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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