The hottest Paralives questions: answered
On August 2 2019, Paralives lead developer Alex Masse hosted a special “Ask me Anything” event. (AMA)
The event, which took place on Patreon, lasted 7 hours and gave fans an opportunity to submit their questions about Paralives, of which more than 300 were submitted. We have narrowed them down and highlighted the most interesting pieces of information below:
Will there be an early Beta access to Paralives?
The game might have a beta version for patrons! The time frame for that and for the initial release are still to be decided 🙂
When is the Paralives release date?
I would like to release at the end of 2020 but it’s probably going to be later than that due to the size of the project.
I can’t confirm the timeline right now as it’s an ambitious project and I’m still working on building the team. But the goal is to have a base version of the game as soon as possible and update it after with more and more content
Have you found more developers to help on this project?
I’m still having discussions with some of my contacts from Montreal that I’ve worked with in the past. When someone joins the team, I will make an announcement 🙂
Will Paralives have any Expansion Packs?
The focus is on the initial release at the moment.
After release, new content and features will come in free updates.
There might be some expansion packs but it won’t be the main focus.
Can you give us an approximate date for the character reveal? How will they look?
The characters will be revealed in an announcement trailer for the game in the coming months!
The characters will fit the style of the game so they won’t be ultra realistic but they will still have many details to customize 🙂 I would have liked to make the game really realistic but it’s a huge task for a small team.
Patrons “might” get an early sneak peak for characters and/or other stuff!
What life stages/ages do you want to include for the Paras?
This will be announced in the future but the goal is to make sure every life stage is fun and interesting.
About 500 hours 🙂
I’m really interested in adding sexual orientation and pronouns in the character creator! Yes, your character can be trans or non binary 🙂My ultimate goal is to be able to create characters of any sexual identity!
Yes, there will be jobs! Active careers are a lot of work and might come after the initial release. Most likely a mixture.
There will be other characters in the town, each with their own life and personality 🙂
I plan on commissioning 1 or multiple people to make a soundtrack 🙂
I aim for NPCs to be able to get promotions, have kids, find partners, etc 🙂
The style of the game will not change but graphics and ambience are still being improved 🙂
That’s something that might come eventually!
There will be lots on the map but you will be able to edit them and add new ones!Yes, a tool to create your own worlds is planned in an update after release! When the tool to create worlds is available, you will be able to share worlds on Steam Workshop
Yes, there will be L and U stairs!
Hi! I know disabilities, wheelchairs, etc, are often requested. I think it’s important for everyone to be able to recreate themselves in the game so I’m considering it 🙂
Ghosts are not planned for the initial release but might come later in an update!
Yes, you can color ceilings! I’m still experimenting with attics 🙂
Yes, season will have an impact on the gameplay and characters! I’d like to include holidays and festivals in the future!
At the moment, the plan is have small sounds and mumbles for character voices, a bit like in Animal Crossing. But that could still change.
Source – Patreon
At the time of writing, the game was still in very early development, so not all questions could have many details provided. However, there may be more community events like this to look forward to in the future, so be sure to check back often for more updates.