An exciting new entry in the life simulation genre
In September 2018, indie game developer and artist Alex Massé began creating their dream life simulation game, Paralives, and 10 months later the game was announced in a Twitter post and the community went wild.
Due to the positive response from the community, Massé decided to begin working full time on the game, and promises to bring exciting new features to the life simulation genre, such as custom lot sizing and flexible furniture customisation.
No price or release date has been announced for the game yet, but we can confirm that the game will be available for Windows and Mac via Steam, and will support user-generated content on the Steam Workshop.
An ambitious life simulator
Paralives is set to include many classic features in the base game, such as:
- Small Boats
- Custom house boats
- Diagonal staircases
- Curved pools
Flexible building tools
Although the game is still in early development, we’ve already seen some interesting details. The video below demonstrates how flexible building will be. Players will be able to click and drag a room into existence, free from the restrictions of a grid.
However, if would prefer more control over building and lining up objects, then you will be pleased to know that it will be possible to enable and customise a grid in the settings menu.
In addition, there will also be an in-game measuring tape tool that will allow players to replicate their own home or any other real world building.
So far, it appears that every object in the game offers customisation options. For example, you can stretch windows and curtains to any size, change different parts of an object such as the curtain rod, and even add accessories to furniture, such as tablecloths.
It’s no surprise that a colour wheel and pattern selector will also be included, allowing for even more customisation when decorating your Para’s homes.
Paralives will offer fully open world gameplay. That means you’re free to explore the world and won’t be interrupted by loading screens. So, when your Parafolk leave their homes, you will be able to watch them take a walk, drive out or even horseback ride to their next destination. Maybe something unexpected will happen along the way?
The design of in-game characters, known as Parafolk, can be seen in this announcement post. Little information has been revealed about simulation mode at this time, but according to the August AMA and an interview with the developer, we should expect that the game will feel alive, and the town will be filled with cute simulated people living their best parallel lives.
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