Newlife is a lifesim game where the player is transformed into a woman in an improbable mad-science accident
As of November 2014 Newlife is fully playable but still needs extensive content to be added. Nevertheless you can play it from start to finish, go clubbing and meet men, be taken out on dates, shop for and wear clothes, use your feminine wiles to seek promotions at work, have lots of sex, get carried away by your desires and accidentally (or deliberately) become pregnant.
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The player: The game implies that the main character is the player themselves, a few years in the future. Of course you can create a character quite different from yourself if you want! In fact, female players have no choice but to do this, considering the game requires you to start as male.
Ivy: Your only real friend. A clever and talented young woman. Who knows what surprises her brilliance have in store for you? Well, if you read the game synopsis then you know, for one.
Horse: Not actually a horse. But how did he get such a nickname? Perhaps you should make it your quest to find out.
The men: Men in Newlife are algorithmically-generated so you won't see the same ones in any two games, with the exception of certain 'special' npcs. Even special npcs only have fixed stats when this is necessary, and anything that isn't fixed will be generated using the normal method.
Agreed with Vire, however i think you should make it the game allows you to choose how sexual the game should be at the start or rather give your character a reputation system and depending on that the game can be friendly in which almost nothing sexual happens or sexual things constantly happen. I want the game to be more sexual unlike vire however i respect his point of view and agree; Giving characters depth makes the game better, but adding things also makes the game more fun. For instant if people wanted Incest make relatives characters avaiable in the beginning when checking how you want the game to be Parents, Siblings, Cousins etc. Giving reactions if relatives find out who you are which leads to total disgust or complete lust. Again even without incest i would love to see scenes where two brothers are fighting over you or a uncle and nephew or father and son (legal age). I would love if there was more older content in which when you with an older man they can be referred to as a "Sugar Daddy" and maybe make a fetish for older men in the traits in the beginning of the game. Maybe add some more scenes giving characters personality like if there gamers, nerds, abusive boyfriends, money lender, police officers, thugs and having day to day activity that you can enter. Adding some scenes with more than one sex partner would be good. The game has a lot of potential and im one of the first people who ever played it. But a hereafter story would be excellent.... really would.
I love the game but as for improvements
The game needs more.....drama. The sex becomes to consistant and boring fast. Maybe aside from Marriage, focus on different sexual content. Cheating between your boyfriend and their sibling, father or son(if they are an legal age). Making a hereafter story (which basically takes you several years in the future depending on the ending) and lets you see how your kids grew up to be or how your life went from there on or even play hereafter mode as your son or daughter (or you again) and see what happens. Which hereafter mode could be your child in college or in the last year of high school (eighteen years old) and getting his or her personal life together. Maybe add how your kids grew up to be such as becoming a "Jock", "Gamer", "Bully", Boxer etc or your daughter becoming a "Prettiest girl in class", "Nerdy Girl" or "Drama Queen" etc. Make the story more linear to the point where you would want kids in the game just to see how they turned out.
The game is excellent, and i really am looking forward to it. I dont honestly care for marriage but to each his own i guess.
I kinda agree with jheroe, but I simply wish there was more of the day to day life (or at least as close as you can get with this game). I've been following since before non-patron players could set the game's duration and I'm surprised that the game has only really advanced the sex-stuff. I'll admit that other features have been added too, but not nearly as much as for the sex scenes.
Honestly I think it's a good premise with lots of potential, but wish there was more to this life-sim than just sex. Who knows maybe taking the focus away from that would allow the game to not be in the crosshairs of Birtish anti-porn legislation. And maybe it's just my fault for being a cheap bastard and letting the carrige drive itself, but I'm disappointed that we have so few scense for spending times with friends and none for the spa or fashion show, or even any scenes for being alone in your apartment (unless your partner comes over or something goes out).
Tl;dr I wish there was more to this Newlife than just sex.
Has potential to become one of those ultimate life simulator games. Still a lot of content to put in but the framework is there.
My hope it manages to cover a lot of aspects of life, work and relationships. The chance to live a life from turning 18 to old age, developing relationships, raising a family and dealing with whatever drama comes from that is an exciting prospect.
Sex is great too!
one of the big mysteries over the years I am following this game is why are there no shoes ?
A good game, but it is suffering from 'Patreon stagnation': getting more money than a normal fulltime job each month, but development is a crawl. I honestly feel like if the author were serious about this game, it could already be approaching the depth and breadth of 'Girl Life'! Especially with the income from patreon and how long the game has been in development.
Digressing here, NewLife IS a good game. There's a good, large variety of options when creating your character that I've only seen in Fenoxo's ("Trails in Tainted Space" and "Corruption of Champions") and, more recently, ThaumX's (Accidental Woman) games. The game uses randomized passages to peicemeal together encounters which actually works well. I love that the game also caters to my inner fashion whore and slut tendencies. The eroticism of the game is good as well.
This said, some negatives exist:
- Better control is needed over what clothing appears in stores. I'm looking at YOU micro-mini skirt!! D:< Never showing up when I want you.. grumblegrumble..
- Over-dependance on stats which sometimes doesn't make sense... I'm a strong willed, independantly minded woman which is fully willing to cheat on my douchebag bf and tell him where to stuff if, but if I decide to give him a present on our anniversary, suddenly I'm so submissive to him that I'm willing to become a peice of fuckable furniture? Stronger willed characters should have the ability to break relationships without needing to be a 'bitch'. I shouldn't need to have the capability of humiliating the strongest jock at the gym in order to have the ability to fight back against a mugger, especially if my background is 'former cop'.
- As the game progresses in length, it CAN become ~very~ repetitive.
- The game seems mostly tailored to sluttier gameplay, which can be a turn off from what I've seen in about 30% of compliments on this website (I don't mind it tho). If you decide to be a nice, shy girl, you ~will~ be punished with either 'boring life sim syndrome' or become a doormat (I do mind this).
- Why can I only have a total of 4 friends? Why does my BF count against this amount?
Some positives not previously mentioned:
- Multiple, 3rd party, custom NPC creators available. Allows you to have control over who you meet in game. Keep in mind that this could limit content as well.
- Patreon members get access to a cheat menu that ACTUALLY makes a difference in game.
- Most passages are written rather well.
A further ray of sunshine is on the horizon however as in recent updates, the author has included a system for players to submit writing passages for the game to the author. Now, let's hope that this doesn't just translate into the author using this as an excuse to just drop in fan work they recieved for free as work for thier paid patreon.