Meet Maggie, the first Parafolk of Paralives
Ever since Paralives was first announced back in the Summer of 2019, fans could only speculate what the game’s virtual people (Parafolk) might look like. In perhaps the most anticipated event in the game’s development history, the character design has today been revealed to the public.
Creative tools, such as height sliders, will allow characters to have varied sizes and appearances
As previously discussed in some of our articles, we know that Paralives will feature colour wheels, sliders, and push/pull tools that will allow players to create diverse characters. But until today, height sliders were just speculation. As seen in the latest footage, height sliders are now confirmed to be a part of the Paramaker.
Handsome kitty spotted in the game’s UI
While Maggie may be the star of the show in today’s announcement, we would like to give a special mention to her feline friend, confirmed to be named Youri. Cats have been confirmed since the game was first announced, but until now their appearance was a mystery. According to this screenshot, it appears that pets will be directly selectable from the UI, just like Parafolks.
Paralives graphics: a change in direction?
Another point to note is that the art direction of Paralives appears to have taken a subtle shift into a more cartoon-like aesthetic. Perhaps, due to the outlined style of the Parafolks, the environment has been altered to match the inhabitants. You can see some comparisons in the screenshots below. Please note that the lighting and time of day seem to be different, which could impact the overall mood of the images, and let’s not forget that the game is still in development, but which style do you prefer?
Update – The team have recently indicated there may be an option to turn off the black outlines.
Yes, no worries.— Roxane 🦩 (@RoxaneParalives) May 17, 2020
So, what do you think? Please share your thoughts with us!
The Paralives Team have reached out to publishers to gather feedback and ideas in order to make the best game possible, so we invite you to join The Paralives Hub forums. What do you think of the Parafolk? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or share a post on our forums.
Paralives Game Description
Paralives is an upcoming doll house life simulation indie game for PC and Mac. In Paralives, you are free to build homes, create Parafolks and manage their lives inside their homes and all around an open world town. The game features innovative build tools that are easy to use but powerful for advanced builders. The simulation mode allows players to explore a city full of events, people to meet and ways to make their characters evolve and live a happy life (or not, if they choose to)!
Building a dream house requires a lot of flexible tools. In Paralives, builders are not limited to a grid. Players can build walls of any length and at any angles. Your perfect house contains curved or slanted walls? Paralives has the tools for that. You want to recreate your real life home? Use the in-game measuring tape to recreate the exact dimensions! You can also fully customize object colors and textures as well as the size of windows and furniture. Just select an object, pull the corner anchors and make that window larger or upgrade that single bed to a king bed!
Creating the best life for your Parafolks couldn’t be possible without enjoying what the town has to offer beyond the walls of their houses. That’s why Paralives let’s you explore a cozy open world neighborhood filled with shops, parks, workplaces and other interesting spots to discover and meet people.
The name Paralives is a reference to parallel lives, allowing players to live different virtual lives and build homes to stage them.