This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Sep 1, 2012 @ 6:47am
Jul 2 @ 7:40pm
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Demo available here:

Like your life - but more textual

You're in control!
Release a platinum album at the age of 17, or die of old age having gotten a few Cs in school and not much else, the choice is yours.
Pass your driving test and die in a fatal accident a year later or become a famous musician and become restricted in what you can do.

Meet different people each time you play, start a relationship. Will it last?
Jobs are procedurally generated and require different qualifications to get hired.

Each year you live contains new experiences.

TextLife provides the player with a variety of text files which can be edited to make changes to the game itself.

Want to add your own races? Go for it! How about a new music genre? No problem! TextLife has it covered.

The introduction of the Mod Manager in allows players to create total conversions and load them into the game without the trouble of overwriting core files.

World Map
TextLife's World Map can be powered by the following providers: Bing, Google, Open Street Map, Ovi, and Yahoo!

Updated regularly with many more features to come!
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Jun 8 @ 6:17am
Developmental Feedback
Jun 30 @ 7:25pm
Modding Wishlist
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#AngryMan Jun 17 @ 3:16pm 
Simple concept, great experience, well presented.

Had careers, marriages, separations, arguments, car accidents, been an accomplished author (my band lady gag reflex lit up the screamo world)

So hopeful that this goes forward and gets greenlit like it deserves to. Great Job!
AwesomeEmmi Jun 16 @ 6:28pm 
Sonds awesome! If this works out, the gaming community will see that you don't need graphics to make a good game! Keep up the good work! :D
oiwa ʕ´•ᴥ•`ʔ May 3 @ 4:49am 
im so excited for when this gets on steam. been waiting patiently! great that you grabbed inspiration from Real Lives because that game was fun and i bet this one will be even more fun. i will wait to play it until it gets on steam (i know it will) and so im really happy for when it does c: thanks so much for making an awesome game
kingoo1 Apr 5 @ 12:45pm 
Ok.. this better get greenlit and available VERY FAST cause I can't open the damn .rar files
kingoo1 Mar 16 @ 6:14am 
Nice, Smacked that Yes!
CentauriNexis Feb 27 @ 12:07pm 
I'm actually really interested in this. It's so simple!
thiko Feb 19 @ 3:27pm 
Great concept!!!!!!!
Syd Sustain Feb 10 @ 4:00pm 
You weren't kidding about the regular updates, unlike other Greenlight devs! Thanks for that! Awesome game, hope you get Greenlit!
(U.W.C.) E-6 lilcompadre23 Dec 31, 2014 @ 10:37am 
Best life sim game i ever played. (version 1.6)
HarlemHusky Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:02pm 
I wouldn't have voted yes if this cost money, but it doesn't. So, I hope this gets on to Steam!