Virtual Families 9+

Adopt a family in your pocket‪!‬

LDW Software, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • $1.99



Adopt the little family that lives in your pocket!

Virtual Families is a casual family sim that runs in true real time. Adopt a little person from the thousands of choices of little people who live inside your iPhone. 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 iPhone 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, and other life sims!

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 Lost Children, Virtual Villagers, and Fish Tycoon!

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Hello Virtual Families fans!

We've updated the award-winning, original Virtual Families to support the latest devices and iOS versions! With millions of downloads worldwide, we're happy to ensure you can continue to play your favorite apps on your new devices. Revisit the classic Virtual Families today, and build a multi-generational home for the tiny family that lives inside your pocket!

If you enjoy the Virtual Families series, don't forget to check out our other titles: Virtual Families 2, Virtual Villagers (all 5 chapters!), Fish Tycoon, and Virtual Town.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

KayAnger22 ,


Okay so I've played virtual families and the 2nd version and I have to say I like this one better. I like that everything is already there and how it is all arranged but I do have some suggestion's. It would be cool to actual design the characters yourself, or be able to leave your house and go to other places like stores, parks, school, and jobs. Also there should be a family closet where you can keep all the cloths you buy, or have more things in the kids rooms and more activities for all the lil' people to do, also the graphics could be a little better (like in virtual families 2) I also think there should be more realistic names and more chances of twins and triplets. Also there should be more challenges for the people to overcome, I've already fixed the floors, birdbath, hose, and shed. I think these ideas would make for a great update, until this update actually happens I'm only giving this game 4🌟 I was only gonna give 3🌟 butI'm feeling generous. You people who created this game should really pay attention to what the public is demanding.

XxEllaxXP ,

Unfortunately, It Has Gotten Boring

I have had this app for a VERY long time and have gone MANY, MANY generations. At the beginning it was fun, I loved playing with my little people and helping them through their tiny lives. I loved the of each new little kid and the renewal of hope as each new generation was started. I'd help the newer people on the comments all the time, I had a fairly popular questions thing. But after maybe 15 generations and almost all of the awards you can get, it got boring. I checked on it less and less, often times the distance in between the time I checked was so much that all my kids would have moved out and gone to college ( they were babies and very young the last time I checked) and the parents would be old and dead. The house would be covered in trash and dirt and socks and the yard was weed world. So I would choose which kid would inherit the house, they would be depressed because of the recent death and the huge mess, and have them start cleaning it. When they got a spouse the spouse would help clean too. By then they'd be very tired. I would just make them have a kids then I'd go on to do other apps and have a very long time between then an the next time I checked "for old times sake". It turned into a vicious cycle so I just wanted to warn all of you that love it, this happened to me, and my two friends with the iPod/ iPhone version who I got to play, and the friend with the iPad version, so beware.

Lexi sparkles ,

U should add some stuff to this awesome game

U should add a phone to the game so u could through party's invite people over have neighbors that u create have different villages with homes u buy to move into and to start a family u guys should also let us creat r people and there looks u guys should have cars to buy so the people could go into town and 4 the phone again u guys should have adoption things so u could call to have a adopted kid and call for exterminators and buy clothes out at the stores that a taxi or u and ur car could drive to and u could have a cemetery of all the people that have passed in the game so then the cemetery would come alive at night were the ghosts would come out and do things in the cemetery and u should have aliens and vampires and the aliens could capture the people and obduct them in there UFO and u could have alien baby's that just show up and u could buy and sell and move into houses I hope u take all my ideas and update this game so that it has these changes and every1 would want this game to we're they would buy it and u would make a lot of money so thx 4 reading my ideas 4 this game 😃😃😃

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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