Life by You Developer Rod Humble Discusses the Economy & Washing Machines

Published: August 20, 2023 11:06 PM /


Life by You

Paradox Tectonic released an extensive video about its upcoming Sims-like game Life by You, and this one is special. 

The video stars studio head Rod Humble, whom you may know for his work on The Sims franchise and Second Life. He provides some insight into a few interesting mechanics and actually asks the audience for feedback on some.

The first topic we take a look at is item progression, represented by washing machines.

Lower-level items tend to be weaker and even have problems (in the washing machine's case they waste water, increasing operating costs), while higher-level items tend to be better and eliminate the issues, but cost more to purchase.

Different kinds of items have different depths of progression and variety. 

We also get a quick glimpse at skills our humans can have, including cleaning.

We then take a look at the economy and how the initial money awarded to your human when you start out is calculated. 

You can check out the video below.

Life by You is scheduled to release in early access for PC on March 5, 2024. 

The game was teased during an event a few months ago and then fully revealed a couple of weeks later with the first trailer.

We also saw another gameplay video showing how you can manually control your human and even drive a car around town, one showing how you can add, remove, and customize humans in your town, and one showcasing the building tools.

More videos show how to construct a house from scratchone focusing on natureone showing how to manage a human's needsone showcasing a conversation, another focusing on character creation, and two more showcasing the town and car dealerships.

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