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.
For changelogs and more information on development, check out the blog at http://splendidostrich.blogspot.co.uk/
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.
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 it's a good premise with lots of potential, but I wish there was more to this life-sim than just sex. 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 carriage drive itself, but I'm disappointed that we have so few scenes 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.
Side note; say what you will about the game, but the fact SO has kept to as consistent a schedule as he has is commendable, and it is clear that he appreciates his fans; even the non-Patreons.
I want to like this game, but ultimately it ends up being rather dull. It's basically a clicking game. There's very little drama. It's purely text. The only real question is how many people you will have sexual relations with and how many of them will become fathers, and what kind of fathers they will be (although this really doesn't matter much). Many times, I find myself just clicking as fast as I can to get through a scene. That's not a good sign. It means that the words on the screen aren't worth reading...and when that's all the game is giving you...that's really not a good sign.
Great Game and i always look for updates.. but ye might want to either remove the FF from Adult Themes or add it to the game. Because it's not in the game and is misleading and a bit of "false advertising" of a sort. There's threesomes in the game, but ye don't sexually interact with the females (the threesomes are basically all about the males and the females are just there and that's it). Not to mention that ye have girlfriends who enjoy being sexual around the main character but that ye can't sexually interact with, which is what this game is majorly lacking in. It would also help if ye could date the females in the game as well as the males (choose to be bisexual, whether it only goes as far as casual dating and sex.. or into marriage like with the males). A few things for ye to consider.
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.
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!