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The Good Life
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English, German
Players: Single-player
Nov 6, 2012 @ 8:57am
Mar 19 @ 11:04am
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Reviews - see what people are saying about The Good Life
Originally posted by GES Gaming Reviews:
I have to say straight off the bat that this game was an absolute pleasure to review! From the start it was a wonderful experience and just kept you glued to the screen wanting more.

Originally posted by Gamercast:
The Good Life is another exciting progressive step for simulators, and the sandbox environment that developers immersionFX created is fantastic…

Originally posted by Reviewer@Greenman Gaming:
A game like no other, literally.

Originally posted by Macworld UK:
A worthwhile addition to the tycoon genre (..) its attractive tropical setting provides a relaxing dose of wish-fulfillment for office-bound gamers.

Originally posted by Girl Gamers UK:
…if sailing around a tropical paradise is the sort of thing you fancy on a wintry afternoon, then The Good Life will keep you busy for hours.

Originally posted by Dad's Gaming Addiction:
It's a good game to lose yourself for a while, to escape the stresses of everyday life.

New feature: Fishing!
The Good Life is an intriguing combination of gameplay styles: part tycoon, part time-management, part simulation and 100% fun! Live the life you always dreamed of on your way to becoming the area top dog in this tropical sandbox game.

The story

Like so many, Derek Hales is fed up and is dreaming about ditching the nine-to-five lifestyle. When he learns that his late uncle made him the sole heir of Carpe Diem Boats, a boating company on the tropical complex of the Jo Jo islands, he does not hesitate for a second. A new life awaits ! After a long voyage, he and his striking girlfriend Michelle Joyce finally arrive at their destination, enjoying the beautiful sunrise, with a Boating Company of their own. Compared to the dull office life, this new life looks much better. Finally but suddenly, life is good !

  • With an array of luxury vessels at your disposal, take on various missions across ultra-realistic tropical waters, in order to make your fortune.
  • Experience vast, beautiful tropical locations, with more than 50 harbors and dozens of diverse places to explore.
  • Become an adept skipper and progress across 6 different ship types.
  • Realistic weather conditions and 24hr day/night cycle.
  • Seek treasures in the deep, rescue people from drowning, avoid pirate attacks and become rich and famous!
  • Use your earnings to build your commercial empire, buy and sell properties in this tropical paradise, progress from sun beds, beach houses and bungalows, to restaurants, villas and even hotels.
  • Play against 9 other NPC Skippers who compete for business against you, become the best skipper, earn more money and become the ultimate tycoon of the JoJo Islands!

Additional features after Steam acceptance:

Exclusive ship and Steam Achievements !!

Supported languages:

English and German versions available. More languages on the way!

Developer Update

This is Manos, developer of the game. I'd really like to thank you for supporting us!
This 'baby' is a work of love of a small indie team. How small? Well, having met me... you already know 50% of the development team!

I agree with what some of you noted, this is still a project at its infantry but we're already warming up our engines by gathering ideas in our forum as to how we could turn this to a more life-sim and character-oriented game. In other words, how to give more "good life" feeling to the Good Life game.

But it's not easy without your support; so please vote for us if you want to see this fresh idea evolving to something that will appeal to true lifestylers out there :)

German game description:

Simulation in einer beeindruckend realistischen tropischen 3D Umgebung. Eine faszinierende Kombination der Gameplay- Stile Schiff-Simulation, Management, Tycoon und 100% Spielspass!

Eine Villa direkt am Meer, deine eigene Yacht, ein atemberaubender Sonnenuntergang, feine weisse Sandstrande und glasklares Meer, lebe das Leben, von dem du immer schon geträumt hast von auf deinem Weg zum Top Dog der Region.

  • Mit einer Flotte von Luxus-Schiffen, die zu deiner Verfugung stehen, erfullst du verschiedene Auftrage auf ultra-realistischen tropischen Gewassern, um ein Vermogen zu machen.
  • Entdecke uberwaltigend schone tropische Platze und erkunde mehr als 50 Hafen und Dutzende verschiedene Orte.
  • Wenn du es zum Meister Skipper schaffst, kannst du 6 verschiedene Schiffstypen beherrschen.
  • Realistische Wetterbedingungen und 24-Stunden-Tag / Nacht-Zyklus.
  • Such wertvolle Schatze in den Tiefen des Meeres, rette Menschen vor dem Ertrinken, weiche Piratenangriffen aus und werde reich und beruhmt!
  • Deine Einnahmen investierst du, um dein Wirtschaftsimperium aufzubauen - kaufe und verkaufe Immobilien in diesem tropischen Paradies - arbeite dich hoch mit dem Verleih von Sonnenliegen, bis zur Vermietung und dem Verkauf von Strandhausern, Bungalows, Restaurants, Villen und sogar Hotels.
  • Spiele gegen bis zu 9 andere NPC 'Skipper',die im Konkurrenzkampf mit dir stehen - nur wenn du der beste Skipper bist und mehr Geld verdienst, als alle anderen, wirst du es zum ultimativen Tycoon der JoJo Inseln bringen!
Popular Discussions View All (5)
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Sgt.Mactavish Jun 29 @ 11:26pm 
Aka Millionaire People Boat Driving and Diving and Fishing and Travelling Simulator
Chop Jun 18 @ 8:20am 
WoW woooooooow!!! I WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Major Brighton Jun 17 @ 2:30pm 
A lot more work needed on your carrictors and there movment also the landscape was extreamly boxy too right? Appart from that the music was nice, yet hate games with floating billboard signs, how attractive is that? Ha ha
Nordmann Mar 30 @ 3:14am 
das währe ein guter comunity treff platz für steam mitglider ,wo mann einzelne inseln für seinen avatar hat und dannsich mit anderen trifft ,zeit verbringt oder seine insel aufbaut
Nordmann Mar 30 @ 3:10am 
gibts denn irgend ein offizelles datum oder muss ich tag für tag das selbe video anschaun
Nordmann Mar 30 @ 3:04am 
open world gaming
Mikey Mar 27 @ 10:04am 
Looks interesting enough to give it a try.
[S.G.R]ParisGr Mar 27 @ 5:06am 
100% 8a to agoraso!
Smoke Weed Every Day Mar 26 @ 1:10am 
Looks quite promising. the interface looks a bit out of date, but make it fun enough and I'll buy it when it comes out.
Manos  [author] Mar 25 @ 10:09am 
All kinds of sea life, tropical fishes, stingrays, sharks, even whales. And birds of course.