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Paralives is a simulation game where you build houses for people and then control how they live. It's inspired by games like the Sims, however, you have complete control over every aspect of the design of the house and its residents. Its balance of architectural freedom and hyper-detailed simulation make it a great choice for creative and curious minds.

You select the exact size, shape and look of every wall, every piece of furniture and every picture, allowing your mind to roam free. Once a house is complete, you can choose what the residents look like, what they do, and when they do it.

Play involves buying a plot of land and then constructing the walls to define the shape of your house. Using a wide range of items, you then furnish it, being sure not to go over budget. You can define the exact shape, colour and height of each item you add. Once complete,you can decide what the residents look like in the same way, before choosing what their lives have in store.

It's a life simulation, but one that focuses on letting your imagination run wild rather than forcing you to earn items incrementally. The result is surprisingly arresting as you create your ideal home and place people in it. While other games like Animal Crossing or The Sims feel heavily tilted towards the joys of capitalism, here the fun is about unlimited possibilities without the associated grind.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Paralives 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated a year ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Creative and Simulation game with Role-Play and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 30 hours and 40 hours to complete. How long you spend with the game depends on your ambition and imagination. Many players will spend even longer with the game to perfect their ideal home.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

The developer has stated that the rating is expected to be Teen (13+) as it will include life themes like the Sims game. For example, players will be able to create their characters and have them start a family. Players can also make their characters kiss others as well as other suggestive actions equivalent to the "WooHoo" in the Sims.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. With a deep and immersive system of design and a detailed simulation of day-to-day life there are infinite possibilities when choosing what to do, and will require careful planning and thought.



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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Creative, Simulation (Role-Play and Strategy)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead

Developer: A Masse (@_AMasse)

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