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This Grand Life

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In This Grand Life, you create a character, manage their finances and help them achieve their goals. Cruise your way through life with a silver spoon, or struggle endlessly to find employment as a convicted felon. You cannot control your past, but you can change your future. What choices will you make?

Your life is divided into weeks. You try to accomplish as much as you can each week while economic conditions and special events create interesting choices to think about. Do I go to work this week, or take part in the Hot Dog Eating competition at the park? Should I spend time looking for a better job, or stick with my current job until economic conditions improve?

You make decisions on where to work, what to study, to invest your money or spend it all getting happy. Pay your bills, take care of your needs and maintain good work performance to achieve your life goals.Current Features:
  • Balancing Needs - Core game loop of balancing short-term needs such as hunger, fun, hygiene and health with long-term goals like happiness, wealth and education.
  • Stylised City Maps - The game map is based on a real major city, thanks to satellite imagery from the European Space Agency!
  • Education System - Study for degrees, diplomas and PHDs, required for some higher level occupations. Go to trade school or university.
  • Promising Careers and Dead End Jobs - Prestigious career paths like Banking and Chef, plus lower level occupations like Janitor and Salesperson.
  • Progressive Taxation System - The more you earn, the higher your tax bracket.
  • Possessions - Fridges, TVs and Computers which help with your short-term needs.
  • Collectibles - Collect stamps, coins and other rare items to achieve your long-term goals.
  • Subscription Services - Sign up for services that make life easier, like grocery delivery or cable TV.
  • Special Events - Home Robbery, Hotdog Eating Competition, Steam Sales and more.
  • Detailed Economic Simulation - Inflation, interest rates and economic growth influence your investments and job competition.
  • Investment and Debt - Borrow money to achieve your goals or invest for a future where you won't have to work. Minimum repayments and interest rates calculated realistically.
  • Real Estate - Buy properties through an auction system. Live in it yourself or rent out your properties to tenants.
  • Life Expenses - Electricity bills, rent, loan repayments and consequences for not paying them on time.
  • Traits/Privilege System - Begin life with advantages like rich parents, or disadvantages like alcoholism.
  • Freelance/Contractor Business - Hire employees, advertise your brand, complete jobs and grow your reputation.
  • Tutorial - An interactive tutorial where your mother tells you to get a job.
  • Moddability - Create your own careers, courses, locations, possessions and more. All content designed to be highly moddable.
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Poking Water Games
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Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows XP
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 / AMD Radeon HD 7400G / NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 or better graphics card with OpenGL 3.0 and later support
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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This Grand Life reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review At first Glance, the Game Principle seems to be very simple and one doubts that you will deal with it for too long. But after you get into a Game, you want to achieve this Goal of life or that and suddenly you realize that TGL can actually become quite addictive. The Alpha also runs stable, has not yet crashed with me and does not show any strange Game Behavior. For €10, the Friend of Life Simulations can take a look at it.
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Early Access Review Knaller! First Thought: "Oh Come on ... You let the Game out and see how it develops ... " Pustekes! Damn funny "Life Simulation" on top of that, in a turn-based way, just as I like to have. Thousand-and-a-half way to distribute its start traits without becoming too powerful. ' The Bunch of fun Events and almost infinite Possibilities be "Grand Life." If anyone feels Like looking at the Whole thing in Picture & Sound, biddeschön: https://youtu.be/zz7y3mfaEog Have Fun greeting Funghi
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Product received for free Link to the full Review: https://www.zockger.de/this-grand-life This Grand Life is a time management Simulation in which the Needs of Happiness, hunger, Fun, Hygiene and Health as well as your own Money must be managed. In order to meet the Needs of one'S character, one has One week each, after which the Needs should be in an acceptable State, or there may be Consequences. It is also important to have enough Money to afford Food or rent, for example. The Needs, similar to Sims, are based on bars (0-100%) Presented. As an Example: Eating a Burger costs $60,000 as well as 5 Hours and brings 1,00 fun,-0.50 Health and 10.00 Hunger. While The Game offers a graphical Interface and is not purely text-based, I would rather call it a text-based game. The Game won't please everyone and I can only "warn" about it, if you're interested in the Game, be Aware that no Sims gameplay awaits you here. You will mainly manage Bars (your Needs) via Text Fields-without Animations as your Character handles tasks. I played through the Tutorials in now 14 Hours of Play and once played and reached the Way to the 1.000.000$ and I liked the Game overall. Of course, the times and Values required are not realistic (E.g.: $60,000 and 5 Hours for a Burger), but the Game must be a Challenge and in my Eyes it is also gebalanced in this Way. There are Smears of me for the very monotonous Phase of Studying, because although I am a Fan of simulation/management games, this was quite a long and boring Period. I'm looking forward to more Updates and will start another Playthrough!
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