Life: the game of chance
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EVEN WITH CHOICES, LIFE REMAINS A GAME OF CHANCE
A game about world inequalities, discriminations, GMOs, pollution, children with guns, and more.
|Updated||1 day ago|
|Release date||Aug 16, 2017|
|Tags||16-bit, Cute, Life Simulation, lowrezjam2017, Meaningful Choices, Nonlinear, Pixel Art, real, Story Rich, Text based|
|Average session||A few seconds|
|Inputs||Mouse, Touchscreen, Smartphone|
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this game comes across like it was made by someone unaffected by these struggles and super disingenuous. I appreciate what the developer was trying to do but it feels performative.
I really appreciate this game. Thank you for making it!
Wow! This is actually super fun to play. Most people know of the injustices in the world but to experience it in a game is much cooler! Each different path in life? Amazing! It was fun to see what affected what in my "life". Would 100% recommend to my friends :)
Well idea is great however I didn’t like that fact that there are too many redirects.
what a preachy game.
It's a remarkably realistic game, and the only remotely positive ending was one that had important future changes in it, making it the only life with any real immortality.
is there ever a happy ending
Gotta love when a game just straight up tells you the intended message after one go -_-
Not what I expected. It was better! Truly, I did not expect such unpredictable endings. Will play a dozen more times!
This is a fun game.
Ok, dude, I get it. Life is not fair, but we deal with it anyway. Jeez!
this is actually wonderful! the ending was very well put. kinda ominous, but it gets to people.
Love it! It's like a quick review of so many different lifes, while I get to live only one of them in reality!
These comments are more depressing than the game
One of the best and most replayable short games on itch. Also love the (mostly) fun tongue-and-cheek delivery of a very easy-to-forget but simple truth in life.
i don't see the problem here, you have different choices dependent on different backgrounds, such as urban or rural, am i missing whats offending people?
Alright. Lets get to it.
I understand that this is a "life simulator" and that life involves politics. I understand that people are upset about this game, because of its vague political position evident in the wording being pushed at them.
I also know that people are defending the game and are trying to explain that its just trying to show the sad unfairness in the world.
Lets be honest, right here, right now. There is no political position, but there is a simple fact: that the author obviously does want to push that the world is unfair. However, its done badly. Life is chance, but it is not based on "privilege". Or, at least, the game depicts life as only dependent on it, which is entirely false.
That is all I got. I dunno lol. Just annoying, how people believe that believing certain privileges are a thing, makes you leftist, or political at all. Its upsetting, and like I said, annoying. Its an alright game, and the music is nice to listen to, so play it and you give your own thoughts, I guess.
Dudes love the song made with Beepbox
i use that alot 2
For all that don't understand: everything is meant to have a bad ending
These comments. Apparently being able to see the sad unfairness present in the world is a political position. But the fact that you've offended so many people with such a simple game means you're on the right path. Very well done, keep it up.
It only took one play to see the one sided-ness of the game with its clear left leaning message, life will never be fair for everyone, that's how it is, that's how it will always be, and no one is not subject to the unfairness, it doesn't matter if you are white, black, gay or straight, life is never fair.
This game is really amazing, congrats!
this is unfair /s
a girl's parents were getting a divorce and the father was bisexual, and the girl married rose, a child hood friend, they lived happily ever after, until she was shot by a burglar.
A Africa Guy Bought a sports car and a police officer found me and i tried taking something out of my pocket, he thought it was a gun and shot me, LIFE IS RUDE ;(
i was black...........bought a gun.......stupid 6 year old shot me.
10/10 would be murdered by my daughter again
As a person who is a female film major who lived with her mom after her parents divorced, this game is not only spooking me out but is also pretty disheartening.
that's the point, to have all bad ends. its a joke
wow what a very depressing view of the world!
wack ass game
I like how this game of "chance" has purely preordained results to every choice. As an asian person, I can never get to the city by following the law? As an african I can never live the american dream, giving my children a better future by saving and allowing them to inherit my hard work? As a female I can never find happiness with my loving husband? This is a really great propaganda piece. You should definitely invest more time and money into making this a game, so that everyone can give you an overwhelming negative score on Steam.
My thoughts exactly, it doesn't want to give freedom of choice really, just the dream of choice with a twisted motive.
Liked a lot the game, it is obviously very different from regular games and I appreciate it. I will always love the games that are loyal to the old days of gaming. The music and artstyle are the perfect combo to represent this. It is a little simple, maybe a little more illustration of the different ppaths you're going through would add up to it, but I still tink it's nice. Made a video about it if you're interested.