An exciting new entry to the life sim genre
Back in September 2018, professional game developer and artist, Alex Massé, began creating their dream life simulation game, Paralives. Then, 10 monts later, the game was unveiled to the world in a Twitter post, and the community went wild for it.
Due to the hugely 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.
The full package
Paralives is set to include many fan favourite features in the base game, such as:
- Small Boats
- Custom house boats
- Diagonal staircases
- Curved pools
These are just a handful of features that have been confirmed so far.
Flexible building tools
Although the game is still in early development, we’ve already seen some incredible details.
The video below demonstrates how easy and 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 you’re like me and like some control over 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.
It appears, so far, that every object in the game offers complete customisation. For example, you can stretch windows and curtains to any size, change different parts of and object such as the curtain rod, and even add accessories to furniture, such as tablecloths.
It’s also no surprise that a colour wheel and pattern selector will also be included, allowing for endless possibilities when decorating your Para’s homes.
Paralives will offer an open world experience. 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 walk, drive or even horseback ride to their next destination. Maybe something unexpected will happen along the way?
The design of the characters has not been announced yet, but we expect to see them in a reveal trailer set to drop in the next few months.
Very little has been revealed about simulation mode yet, but according to the August AMA and an interview with the developer, we can expect that the game will feel alive, and the town will be filled with cute simulated people living their best parallel lives.
We’re so excited for Paralives, are you? Let us know!