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GAMES: Paralives might be The Sims best competitor yet

July 29, 2019 Victoria Luz

Getting tired of The Sims lately? Say no more because we’ll be having Paralives, a new life simulation game, soon!

The Sims has been and always has been the most popular and successful life simulation game of all time. For almost 2 decades, it never failed to deliver something great to the table. It somehow managed to monopolize the life simulation game community.

However, despite being a fan favorite, there are days that you wish there’s an alternative. And RNGesus definitely answered our prayers. Because Alex Massé’s Paralives is in development!

In case you haven’t heard, Paralives is an upcoming indie life simulation game. Just like The Sims, you can build your dream house, create characters and manage their lives the way you want. Build your home, create relationships, flourish your career, you name it!

It’s an open-world town so you’ll be able to explore the whole town, its events and meet other characters too! The town is filled with charming establishments like shops, parks, workplaces, and other interesting spots.

Paralives Features

First up, Paralives’ in-depth and innovative building tools. Players will be able to create their homes using easy to use but powerful and advanced building tools. Players are not limited by a grid. Call it grid-less construction. You can easily create curved or slanted walls, customize object colors and textures and even the size of the windows and furniture.

At the same time, you also have the ability to live on boats and yachts. Water is swimmable as well. There will be pets on the base game too! The overall art of the game looks pretty neat and has this kind of aesthetic vibe. Since it’s still in the development stages, there are some features that aren’t revealed. However, Massé assures that he and the development team will be updating their social media every now and then for more features to come.

The man behind Paralives

Alex Massé is a professional software engineer, game designer, and artist. He has been creating games since he was in high school. He had worked for PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator, demo projects for Unity’s Project Tiny. But he’s now turning in a new leaf with Paralives, being an avid life simulation game fan himself.

According to the creator and main developer, Alex Massé, the name Paralives is a reference to parallel lives. For Massé, it’s living a parallel life within the virtual world.

So far, he’s the only one working on the project. No release date yet. But it will be released on Steam for PC and Mac. It will be a one-time purchase with free updates! Custom mods and the content will be available in the Steam Workshop too.

If you want to talk about Paralives and drop some suggestions, join Paralives’ Discord server. Also, become a patron on Massé’s Patreon to get exclusive content!

Excited to see what Paralives has to offer? Do you think you will like this as an alternative to The Sims? Share us your thoughts on the comments down below! Or hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter @UDoUPh.