Life – The Game is the brainchild of an independent team of designers and developers. The game can be played online although there is a downloadable option available as well. The game can be supported by Windows, macOS, Linux, and HTML5 platforms. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect from the game:
The Basis of the Game
The concept of Life – The Game is quite simple. The player is required to go through the various stages of life. The game starts from the moment that your character is being born and you play a role in the birth. After this, you move to childhood which consists of learning how to talk and doing homework.
Then comes puberty which includes dealing with skin issues and dating on an app called ‘Finder’. Then it is moving onto college to master tasks such as beer pong before you take on an internship. Adulthood quickly follows with marriage, children, and even a midlife crisis thrown in.
Old age then sets in and it largely involves looking after grandchildren, sorting out pills, and then eventually succumbing to the passage of time. The game essentially passes through most of the stages of life, even the lesser indulged ones.
There is essentially only one control to help you pass each stage. You simply have to press on the LMB (the left button on your mouse) and to navigate the mouse around. On a laptop, pressing the mouse pad will have the same effect. There are no other controls involved.
While the controls are very simple, you need to be incredibly quick and skilled to be able to pass each level. The game is incredibly fast-paced and if you don’t succeed, you fail. If you don’t want to pass through each level, the P on the keyboard will help you to bypass the stages.
The Final Conclusion
The short verdict with Life – The Game is that it is a lot of fun. The concept of the game is hilarious, especially since it doesn’t leave any of the awkward moments out of its flow. What really pulls the game together, however, is the wit. If you fail to complete a stage successfully, you are hit with a sarcastic comment, detailing how your loss affects your life. These are equal parts pointed and funny.
The graphics are cartoonish which is at odds with just how complex the game actually is. While the basis seems simple, you need lighting speed reflexes to get through all of the stages. Of course, some levels are easier than others.
If you are looking to pass some time and have a laugh, then Life – The Game is certainly for you. It will keep you entertained and occupied until the last moment. There are plenty of moments that will leave you grinding your teeth as you attempt to pass a level that, in all respects, should be quite easy. This, however, is what adds to the odd charm of this game. All in all, this is a great game with a unique twist to it. It is so much more than it appears to be.